Blisters on fingers

By sweetslover Latest Reply 2014-12-18 14:45:47 -0600
Started 2014-12-14 07:19:44 -0600

In the last few weeks, I have had 3 blisters suddenly appear on the back of my fingers. They start as red splotches which suddenly turn into blisters. I have not done anything to cause these blisters. Is this related to my diabetes?

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sweetslover 2014-12-16 23:26:52 -0600 Report

I had another blister appear on my hand today so I went to the dr. He said I have a skin condition called bullosis diabeticorum. I found an article that said that less than 1/2 of 1%of diabetics will have this complication (yay me!) and that of those that do, it is mostly men (double yay me—I'm definitely NOT male) and most are found on the feet. Well, I have never been accused of being "normal" or "typical." I don't know how to post a link to the article, but I found it on if anyone is interested.

GabbyPA 2014-12-18 05:38:32 -0600 Report

Well are just so special! LOL. That is interesting. What causes it? Besides being diabetic.
I found this on it. I could not find it in the webiste you listed.

This article says that your doctor should make sure it's not a reaction to any medications you are taking. (like my husband breaks out in a blister rash when using certain antibiotics)

sweetslover 2014-12-18 06:41:12 -0600 Report

My Dr. says neuropathy is thought to contribute to the condition. He also said that if anyone would get such a rare complication, it would be me. I'm not too sure how to take that, but I think I will take it to mean that he thinks I'm special, too. LOL. I have decided it is better to laugh at myself than to worry about it.

sweetslover 2014-12-15 21:37:11 -0600 Report

I'm going to try "Ask an Expert" and see if they know if these blisters are related to my diabetes.

GabbyPA 2014-12-16 07:02:28 -0600 Report

You may also want to talk to your doctor to see if they can inspect it to see what's going on. I don't want to alarm you, but that is how my step daughter's MRSA started. We thought they were bug bites. They were small and like blisters. But over the span of two weeks it was out of control and really quite ugly. Hard to heal and sent her to the ER. It may be nothing of the sort, and I hope it's not. But if you could get it looked at sooner better than later.

sweetslover 2014-12-17 20:46:27 -0600 Report

Gabby, I finally went to the dr. because another blister appeared. It is a skin condition called bullosis diabeticorum.

GabbyPA 2014-12-15 17:45:20 -0600 Report

I have never had a reaction like that. Could you be touching something that is causing an allergic reaction?

sweetslover 2014-12-15 20:49:58 -0600 Report

I haven't done or touched anything unusual. The blisters do not hurt, but they are sure ugly. I usually only get 1 at a time and they are on the back of my fingers and hands. They are also slow to heal and disappear.
I wasn't really concerned with the first one, but now it worries me a bit.

RebDee 2014-12-14 07:29:42 -0600 Report

Never had blisters but my fingers certainly hurt all the time from taking blood for BS meter at the rate of four times per day.