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Question: Clear bump on face


 lbuete - Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:31 am

For the past few months I have been getting clear bumps on my face. Sometimes ill go a few days without getting them..then all the sudden I get one right after the other. When I pop it, its filled with a clear fluid and the skin around is like paper and rips. I thought maybe it was because I was going to a tanning salon so I stopped and im STILL getting them. I get the more on my chin then anywhere else. I try putting acne medication on it, to reduce the bump..but nothing works. Please help!!!
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:46 pm

User avatar Hello,

There are many causes for blisters (according to your description), these include:
- skin injury by exposure to sun (your mentioned that this started after going to tanning salons, so this cause is considerable),
-dermatitis (contact or irritant),
-Viral infections like herpes simples,
- allergic conditions (food, drugs, etc),or
-Chemical burn by chemical,

Associated symptoms help in the diagnosis like the presence of itching in cases due to dermatitis and herpes simplex.
Fever and tenderness in staphylococcal infection(bacteria), etc.

Direct clinical examination is essential. Do not use any other local treatment unless prescribed by your Doctor as they may worsen your condition.

I advise you to seek dermatological consultation.
Best regards.

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