Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

189 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes a cluster of blisters on the arm?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Dermatologist

Practicing since :2007

Answered : 3458 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi, I have a cluster of blisters that is surrounded by a reddened area. They started presenting symptoms of considerable burning. Burning has continued and gotten worse tonight.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Herpes simplex or paedrous dermatitis, answer few questions

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
I have gone through complaints and reviewed the attached photograph.
It seems to be either herpes simplex infection which is a viral infection or paedrous dermatitis which is a reaction to bite or crawling of an insect.
I need to ask you few questions:
What is the duration of blisters?
Is this the first episode?
What is the site of blisters?
Kindly revert with the answers.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 52 minutes later
Symptoms started showing two days ago was just an area on my arm that felt stinging and burning sensations. Then yesterday I noticed that a cluster of blisters had started showing. Today the area became more raccoons and the blisters became more intense as well as the burning pain .
doctor
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Herpes, oral aciclovir & topical antibiotic

Detailed Answer:
According to your complaints it looks like herpes simplex.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to take oral antiviral medicines like tablet aciclovir 400 mg thrice daily for 5 days and apply topical antibiotic like mupirocin cream on the affected areas twice daily.
These are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 30 minutes later
The area is on back of my arm. Herpes does not seem logical.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Herpes can develop on any site, go for tzanck smear

Detailed Answer:
Herpes simplex can develop on any site including the arms.
If you have a doubt regarding the diagnosis you can go for tzanck smear of the fluid from the blister.
It will help in diagnosing.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication ,  

Recent questions on  Mupirocin

doctor1 MD

Hi sorry to bother I am a 26 year old female and I have just noticed this hickie looking mark on my inner thigh. I have no idea where it came from and I just noticed it so it has to have only been there a day or 2 at most. It does not itch, hurt, and it has a flat normal skin feeling surface. I just now put a cream I have on it mupirocin 2%. I ve never had anything like this before and no other spots on my body. Thank you

doctor1 MD

Hello I'm trying to figure out what is on my inner thigh it is sore and the skin is very soft and the red is a little swollen, I just noticed this today.

doctor1 MD

My baby is 10 days ... He got pus filled boil on his umbical cord... I have attached image for reference... is it normal or something to worry

doctor1 MD

use of mupirocin ointment nasally
I am having I spinal fusion in the morning and was instructed to use mupirocin nasally prior to arrival. the mupirocin I received from the pharmacy is 2% ointment when I read the internal literature it said not to use in the nose but that there are nasal forms of the medicine. I think I tecieved the wrong stuff from the pharmacy that being said. should I still use it or wait and see what the doctor would like to do in the morning?

doctor1 MD

Patient : About two weeks ago, I developed small, red bumps and red irritation around my mouth. It proceeded to worsen so went to a walk-in appointment with dermatologist . I was prescribed a general anti-biotic and face cream. Getting no better,...

doctor1 MD

Can anything be done to get rid of crusty spots in my nostrils ? They are not sore and do not bleed, but they won't go away. My ENT doctor gave me Mupirocin ointment,, and I used it nightly for weeks on end finally giving up as it did nothing. My complaint with him was that had lost my sense of smell a couple of years ago. I cannot smell good or bad odors. After I had a nasal X-ray, he told me that my sinus passages were clear, and no infection. I have used over many years a OTC Nasal spray, and wondered if that has damaged my sense of smell ? I I live alone and have to triple check myself to make sure the gas jets on my stove are off. The Dr. said it would come back, but it is now 6 months later and still not a thing !Sue Cadman

doctor1 MD

I have a painful belly button. There is also a brownish discharge that takes about three hours to refill the cavity after cleaning it out. The discharge is extremely smelly and resembles a fecal odor. I also experience pain when the area around the belly button is palpated, primarily directly below. Two sores are now apparent in the cavity but were not there a week ago when the symptoms first appeared. The amount of discharge has been constant regardless of the presence of the sores. I do not have a fever. I've seen two doctors about this condition. One prescribed a topical cream called Mupirocin Ointment. The next prescribed an antibiotic pill called Sulfamethoxazole. Both have been ineffective at relieving any of the symptoms.