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blister type bumps allergy or coxsackie virus?

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Hello,
I had a headache friday night, slept it off and woke up with blister type bumps on my hands. As the day progressed, so did the bumps, they spread to the bottom of my feet, nose, elbows, cheeks, forehead, and the inside of my ears. It started to hurt and burn, i went to ER, they said it was an allergic reaction. Today (Monday) i went to my family doctor and he said he is not to sure what it is and sent me for blood and urine analysis. The bumps have turned redish/brown and dont hurt AS MUCH, but do still hurt. He said it might be the coxsackie virus, but he can not confirm it since it is not present in my mouth. On Saturday and Sunday my feet burned and hurt all day, today they just hurt when i move them or walk around. My hands hurt when i clench them or hold/open something.

I am very worried and was wondering if anyone has seen/heard of anything like this. The doctor in ER and the walk in clinic both thought it was an allergic reaction, but my family doctor said it is def. not


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replied May 19th, 2012
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Hello,

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

I have seen the attached pictures which you had sent and after observation the lesions do not seem like dermatitis or allergic reaction as the recent pictures suggest as if the rash has increased.The possibility of Coxsackie virus seems to be there as they quite resemble like those.Few patients have reported cases in which the lesions were not present in the mouth.

If due to the viral infection they would resolve on their own within 10 to 15 days time.In some cases the virus causes flu like symptoms as headache,sore throat,rashes etc.Usually there is no specific treatment and Benadryl liquid or gel can be prescribed for topical application.If fever is also present then consider taking Tylenol.Avoid contact with any infected persons and maintain general hygeinic measures.

Take care!


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