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Please help- red blisters, we don't know what they are (with pictures)

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  • Posted By: hnda25
  • September 27, 2008
  • 03:39 PM

My boyfriend, my roommate, and I all have the same rash going on. It consists of itchy, red blisters that are maybe the size of a pin head, primarily on our hands, feet, torsos, hips, and upper thighs. This started in June and hasn't gotten any better since. We've heard various things from various people, including that it's contact dermatitis, sand flea bites, flea bites, bedbugs, etc. For most of the summer we were living in an excessively damp basement, so I thought it might be a fungal infection; however, none of they symptoms I found for fungal infections matched up (no peeling of the skin, no ringworm markings, etc.) When the blisters are squeezed, a yellowish clear fluid comes out.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. We've sprayed the house for fleas, washed all of the bedding in hot water, bagged up clothes we don't use. Alavert seems to help a little bit but as soon as it wears off the blisters pop right back up again.

Thank you so much!






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  • Does it seem to itch more at night? You should see a doctor, but I think you have scabies. It's easily treatable with a prescription lotion and you have to wash everything.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 29, 2008
    • 05:34 PM
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  • Impetigo. Had it once. Bacterial infection - got it from babysitting some kids who had it. Crusty weepy skin things. See a doctor.
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