Prolonged water blister on my hand

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I looked at my hand a few months ago and I had a water blister, months before that there is that same water blister and months afterwards there is still that water blister.

What could be causing my hand to have this prolonged water blister?  I  once had a water blister on the side of one of my fingers and that wasn't prolonged. It is very small so I know that popping should not be done but it seems to occur only on my left palm and not my right which is what I use most often.

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    How big is this blister? I it is a few little blisters in a cluster, it could be pompholyx excema. If you have anything that is prolonged for a long time you should probably see your Dr. x
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      my blister is about 1, 2, maybe 3 mm across. It looks to me like a single blister and feels like a single blister.
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      Is it itchy?. Maybe it could be an allergy, you said before that it is your primary hand. Have you changed your washing up liquid, hand soap, moisturiser...or anything else you come into contact with before, or during the arrival of this blister. Also do you do anything that could cause friction, I get blisters from a rough patch on my hoover. I'm still thinking a trip to your Dr is necessary. Good luck with it xx
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      It tisn't itchy or painful. I haven't changed anything that I come into contact with before I had this blister.
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    Hi,

    Pompholyx means bubble in Latin and the blisters very often look like little bubbles. This particular type of eczema only seems to occur on the hands and feet. If your case is mild, it will settle without treatment after a few days or weeks.

    There are several different causes of water blisters on the skin, some of which require medical attention. Generally friction is considered a major cause for blisters for e.g. from a new pair of shoes. But as you mentioned, it keeps coming on your palm, there is a less possibility of this reason. Another cause could be too much sweating. Keep affected area away from irritants such as detergent. Keep hands moisturised.

    Finally it could be an allergy. Did you switch to new lotion or cream? Stress also believed to bring bumps few times.

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      I do sweat quite a bit but that is often from either physical stress or heat. I don't have much physical stress but sometimes I have quite a bit of emotional stress.

      Finally I don't have any allergies because my skin hasn't reacted to lotions other than aloe gel making my already big chest rash I had once even bigger and the only symptoms of an allergy I have on a regular basis are itchy nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, and nasal congestion and I would expect something else along with it like a rash if I had an allergy or nausea if it was a food allergy or intolerance and I don't have either of those.

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      One last thing, allergies can develop a anytime on life, I wasn't allergic to penicillin until I was 38. Some allergies react by swelling, or rashes but it is entirely possible to develop blisters through allergy too ;-)
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    Have you actually consulted a doctor yet?  This blister is obviously worrying you, so a trip to the doctor is probably the next thing you should do.

    I have a rare blistering skin disease and mine started on my hand, then went to my foot, now it is in my mouth

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      my momma thinks I am a hypochondriac worrying that I need to go to the doctor for the mildest problems. Also I have only a nurse practitioner and a neurologist.
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      I understand how to feels to be called a hypochondriac, but sometimes they're wrong, I was called on a they were so apologetic when I was rushed into hospital because I was pulmonary embolism, and then septicaemia, followed by a further 2 P.E's so don't be up by it, sometimes humans judge us by their own situations and can't see past their own experiences. Definitely think you should seek medical advice about this blister. A nurse can help and maybe put you to a Dr if necessary. Good luck love x
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      That should say "and they were so apologetic" not "and I was called a" bloody typo!! :-$
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      no I have not spoken to either one of my doctors about my blister because:

      1) my doctor is a neurologist and nerves aren't directly related to blisters

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      2) I don't see my nurse practitioner as often as my neurologist. In fact it has been at least 1 year since I saw her.

      3) I once went to urgent care because I was worried that my bloody stool(so bloody it was almost convincing me of menstruation) meant something was wrong when the urine test turned negative

      and lastly

      4) I don't have a dermatologist

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