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I woke up Saturday morning with burning sensation on both legs. I noticed 3 blisters that looks like water blisters but it felt like burn wounds. I also noticed the skin around the blister is red and burning like hell.

I had a similar blister a year ago on my left calf. Then I thought it was an insect bite and the surgeon treated it like one. It took couple of months to heal as there was a red hole in my leg when the blister came off. A year later I still have a scar so I am freaked out with the latest additions.

Any help will be greatly appreciated
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563773 tn?1374250139
Hello,
Such suddenly appearing blisters can be due to either bacterial infection like bullous staph infection or viral infections like shingles. The first sign of shingles is usually a tingling feeling, itchiness, or stabbing pain on the skin. After a few days, a rash appears as a band or patch of raised dots on the side of the trunk or face. The rash develops into small, fluid-filled blisters which begin to dry out and crust over within several days.

I suggest you to get it examined from a dermatologist and get an examination done.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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Thanks for the assistance. I've went for a bullous pemphigoid and Porphyria cutanea tarda tests but both came back negative. I finally managed to get an appointment with a dermatologist this week. Will keep you posted
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