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3 Potential Rash With Bumps or Blisters 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.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections"), which is dangerous and requires treatment.

    Good prognosis with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, red rash, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter, pus-filled rash, rash
    Symptoms that always occur with skin abscess:
    rash with bumps or blisters
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Molluscum Contagiosum

    Molluscum Contagiosum is a common viral infection of the skin that usually affects young children, sexually active young adults, and patients with a weakened immune system.

    Typically resolves in 6-9 months

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, leg skin changes, skin changes on arm, head or neck skin changes, genital skin changes
    Symptoms that never occur with molluscum contagiosum:
    fever, headache
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  3. 3.Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

    Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a very rare but serious disease. It involves the skin and mucous membranes.

    Recovery is dependent on the extent of disease.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    rash, rash with bumps or blisters, red-colored skin changes, painful rash, sore throat
    Symptoms that always occur with toxic epidermal necrolysis:
    rash
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Rash With Bumps or Blisters

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Is your rash:
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Is your rash raised or rough when you run your hand over the area of skin?

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Rash With Bumps or Blisters Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced rash with bumps or blisters have also experienced:

    • 5% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
    • 4% Fatigue
    • 4% Vaginal Bleeding
  • People who have experienced rash with bumps or blisters had symptoms persist for:

    • 29% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 25% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced rash with bumps or blisters were most often matched with:

    • 9% Skin Abscess
    • 4% Molluscum Contagiosum
  • 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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