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What causes small blisters and dry scabs on my legs?

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Get these small blisters on my legs but they heal up in a dry crusted scabs, yellowish white color and you can still see where they were after they healed... Also Have these red spots that never seem to go away around my mouth, but these never go away, heals in to a dry white flaky scabs that literaly shed off, a
Posted Sat, 1 Feb 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer: details below Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query and photograph. At present it is appearing like folliculitis in healing stage. I would like to know some additional details to help you better. 1. Since when you have this? 2. How it started? 3.Did You get both leg lesions and face lesions at same time ? 4. Any family member having similar problem.? Please answer the above and attach a photograph of the leg lesions also. waiting for your response. Thank you
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Follow-up: What causes small blisters and dry scabs on my legs? 3 hours later
I noticed the spots on my face in late XXXXXXX of 2013.. They would come and go on my legs slowly spreading...Ones on my inner side of my leg spread to the other leg pretty much in the same spot just on the opposite leg. Don't know how i got it though... Started having leg lesions in April 2013.. I am the only one of my family who has this.. Lesions on my legs went away but you can still see where they were, skin looks different were they were... I recently had a tooth pulled and was given a prescription for ammoxacillin and that seemed to help the ones on my legs go away since November 20, 2013.. Here is a picture of the ones on my leg that went away... Ones on my face didd'nt go away though... I really don't know what it is I have been tested for Hsv 1 & 2 blood test and was negative. Tested for HIV Saliva test that was negative.. Could this be a std maybe? Kinda frustrating these red spots never go away, I use Aloe Vera on the spots on my face and it makes the flaky scabs kinda moist and soothes the itching and burning.. But doesn't help it heal.. Is their any over the counter creams or lotions i could try.
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 47 hours later
Brief Answer: not STD. probably folliculitis Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the follow up. Don't worry it's not appearing as an STD. Even the leg lesions are looking like folliculitis. Apply mupirocine ointment in morning and hydrocortisone ointment in night for a week. These may be available over the counter and will give you relief. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you
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Follow-up: What causes small blisters and dry scabs on my legs? 5 hours later
Ok thank for the info...What is mupirocine ointment? Never Heard of it before, I know hydrocortisone is pretty much Cortisone 10.. Could this possibly be something like scabies or Impetigo? The itching gets worse a night. Just don't wanna put anything on it that will make things worse.. Thanks for the advise I can try it.
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 16 hours later
Brief Answer: not scabies or impetigo Detailed Answer: Hello, Mupirocine is a newer anti bacterial cream. It is available over counter at most places. It does not look like scabies as face involvement in scabies is rare in adults. While impetigo, we commonly find oozing lesions. Just give a try to the medication prescribed by me. Thank you.
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