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Skin rash / blisters

My girl friend in Austria has skin rashes or blisters on her butt cheek. She is 42 yrs. These started years ago. ( 10 ? )  She says they are a type of herpes blisters.  The rash area is about the size of a quarter ( 25 cent piece )  It is red with tiny bumps. They do not bleed but form a scab and disappear after 1 week to 10 days.  Usually one blister or infected area  at a time, but never in the same spot. Though always on her butt cheek. Sometimes on the right one and then maybe on the left one. The blister/rash reappear about every 4 weeks.  Seems to be on some sort of a cycle.

Recently her she developed the same rash on her kneee, and two spots on her inner thigh, plus the usual on her butt check. She has nothing near her vagina nor do I show symptoms after being together six years. It does not seem to be contagious. In these six years it has always been a small spot on her butt cheek.  

She has been to her local doctor who states it is a type of herpes that comes and goes. Is this doctor a quack ? This has been accepted as part of her life. Since it now appeared on further areas we are very concerned. Why would this spread to her knee and thigh ? What is this ?  What should we try ?  Creams, lotions ? What type of specialist should we see ?  

We are thankful for any insight.
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a dermatologist is the right type of doctor.

herpes can spread and it does come and go. it may be affected by her menstrual cycle, which would cause the monthly flare up. it IS contagious to you by contact. she needs to be on suppression therapy probably. that would keep her from having most of these breakouts. herpes can be very painful.

she can ask the doctor about taking a drug like Valtrex daily for suppression.

i'm not a doctor mind you. just worked in a dermatology office and have seen alot. nothing can replace her docotrs advice.

the doctor works for you, so ask all the questions you have.
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I work in a Nursing Home and we have a female resident that has had a severe rash for the past 3 weeks or more. It originated with just a few spots on her legs and arms, then went to her back, and now covers her body completely - apart from her face & neck.
The physician seems unable to work out what to do with her. After she had the rash for 2 days, she developed a water filled blister (diameter approx 1cm) on one arm. She has water blisters all over the place now, including between her toes and under the arch of each foot. One under the arch would measure at least 6cm across and appears filled with bloody fluid, not clear.
The poor woman is obviously suffering, is unable to talk (she may have had a stroke in the past or maybe has a degenerative nerve disorder - I'm not sure), and has been very thin as long as I've known her.
To see her covered in this angry looking rash, and burst blisters on her arms from her rubbing back & forth on the sheets is extremely distressing. Any ideas what it could be?
There has been no change in diet, or washing solution/washing powder, and she has been on very little medication (which has not been changed recently either).
Thank you for any advice you may be able to offer.
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my 5 month old baby has blisters on her arms which started as 3 little spots now the spots have spread to her belly and legs nothing has changed in diet etc plus the doc said they never seen anything of its nature so off to see skin speacialist
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