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4 Potential Blister Filled With Clear Fluid Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Sunburn

    A sunburn is inflammation (a reaction by your body's immune system) caused by too much UV (ultra-violet) radiation, which is part of the sunshine. While the symptoms eventually go away, the cells of the skin are permanently damaged, and over time, the risk of skin cancer is higher. Further, the damage reduces the skin's ability to repair itself, speeding up the formation of wrinkles and other signs of aging.

    It typically resolves within 3-5 days for mild sunburns, and 7-14 days for blistering episodes

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful rash, red rash, itchy rash, warm and red rash, swollen rash
    Symptoms that always occur with sunburn:
    painful rash, red rash
    Symptoms that never occur with sunburn:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Bullous Impetigo

    Bullous Impetigo is a skin infection that causes large blisters that is caused by streptococcus (strep) or staphylococcus (staph) bacteria. Methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA) is becoming a common cause.

    2-3 days with treatment. Weeks without treatment.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    moderate fever, constant skin changes, facial skin changes, severe fever, crusty rash
    Symptoms that always occur with bullous impetigo:
    facial skin changes, constant skin changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Allergic Reaction to Poison Ivy / Oak / Sumac

    Plants of the Toxicodendron genus are found throughout the continental United States, and exposure to these plants is a leading cause of contact dermititis, a medical term used to describe irritation and itching of the skin.

    With treatment, symptoms should resolve from a few days to two weeks.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash, itchy rash, red rash, skin changes on arm, stinging or burning rash
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic reaction to poison ivy/oak/sumac:
    itchy rash, rash
    Symptoms that never occur with allergic reaction to poison ivy/oak/sumac:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Blistering Disease (Pemphigus)

    Pemphigus is an autoimmune disorder, meaning that the immune system attacks healthy cells in the skin and mouth, causing blisters and sores. This is a rare disease, and doctors are not completely sure of the cause.

    Disease resolves in 3/4 of treated people within 10 years.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nasal ulcer, skin peeling, hoarse voice, painful rash, red or pink, rough patch of skin
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Blister Filled With Clear Fluid

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Is your rash:
  • Q.Is your rash raised or rough when you run your hand over the area of skin?
  • Q.What color is the skin change?

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Blister Filled With Clear Fluid Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced blister filled with clear fluid have also experienced:

    • 7% Itchy Rash
    • 6% Feeling Itchy or Tingling All Over
    • 4% Rash With Bumps or Blisters
  • People who have experienced blister filled with clear fluid had symptoms persist for:

    • 29% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 25% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced blister filled with clear fluid were most often matched with:

    • 1% Bullous Impetigo
    • 1% Allergic Reaction to Poison Ivy / Oak / Sumac
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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