My husband noticed a blister like sore on his pointer finger a few days ago. Anitbiotic ointment didn't do anything. He cut it open due to pain to drain it, and liquid came out. He developed a few more on other fingertips, both fingers, in the last day. This morning he found a few on his feet. What should we do and is it contagious?
'Blisters are usually caused by injury to the skin from heat or from friction, which create a tear between the epidermis—the upper layer of the skin—and the layers beneath.
Short periods of intense rubbing can cause a blister, but any rubbing of the skin at all can cause a blister if it is continued for long enough. Blisters form more easily on moist skin than on dry or soaked skin, and are more common in warm conditions.
Sometimes, the skin can blister when it comes into contact with a cosmetic, detergent, solvent or other chemical; this is known as contact dermatitis. Blisters can also develop as a result of an allergic reaction to an insect bite or sting.
There are also a number of medical conditions that cause blisters. The most common are chickenpox, herpes, impetigo, and a form of eczema called dyshidrosis. '
It would be best to consult a doctor if it does not resolve on its own in a few days.
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