How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Wajid Your Own Question

Dr. Wajid
Dr. Wajid, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 2349
Experience:  MBBS, FCPS (Internal Medicine)
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Wajid is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Blood blisters started appearing on my forearms during my last

Customer Question

Blood blisters started appearing on my forearms during my last week in a rehab center where I was recovering from pneumonia and sepsis. These were small and I thought were from the intervenous injection sites administered during my 4 and a half week stay in hospital before the rehab. In hospital I was in intensive care for two weeks and lost 35 pounds and 5 inches from my middle because I was on intervenous feeding for almost the entire ICU stay. I forgot that most of my meds were injected at a site that was implanted in my rt upper arm.

I have been out of rehab for about two months now:(4/28/2011) and the occurence of blood blisters has increased in number and frequency and sizes, and several have been induced at two sites in which the skin was pierced from a bump and a glancing blow where the skin was torn and a flap of skin was displaced. I treated this last one with anticeptic powder and a bandaid then later I lathered and washed the site with glycerin soap, removed the bandaid and quenched the blood with 3% H2O2. I dried the exposed cut and applied an antibacterial bandaid sealing the wound site. I had already seen my PCP about these blisters and his only comment was that I am getting old and to see him if I develope any blisters that are lumpy and tender to the touch. I also saw my oncologist (I have CLL: a form of leukemia) and asked if these blisters were produced by my blood disorder and the reduced autoimmune response from this condition. He did not think so.
OK, I've consulted two doctors and I continue to have more and bigger blisters. My platelet count has gone below 90 KmcgL but it had been down at 58 KmcgL before my hospital stay and no blisters. Four weeks before hospital I was prescribed Prednisone and after three weeks I started chemotherapy then about ten days later I went to the hospital with symtoms of sepsis. My reduced immune system response was diagnosed as the problem: the cause of my hospital stay was airborne pneumonia.
I feel as though I have been to battle and have been laid low by rifle shot. Is there anything in my description that any reader may have a fresh insight for me to consider?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Wajid replied 3 years ago.

Dr Wajid :

Hi

Dr Wajid :

Welcome to just answer...

Dr Wajid :

Can you please tell me what is your age?

Dr Wajid :

Also do you have fever?

Dr Wajid :

Bleeding form any site?

Customer :

I am 75. On July 7 I will be 76.

Customer :

No fever. My sublingual temp is around 97.6 degreexs farenheit

Customer :

Nose pollups may be emitting and I have started to have some blood from a scar inside my right nostril from it being squashed in hospital from an ill fitting facemask delivering high pressure oxygen.

Dr Wajid :

Can you please describe the blood blisters in a bit detail?

Dr Wajid :

Are these present more on your abdomen?

Customer :

The large blisters are generally about a dime or nickel in size and oval or round in shape and some are streeks. On first appearance the center is filled with blood in a soft mound. Later as the blister is metabolized, the center flattens out and white dots appear in the body under the skin. I suspect these are hair follicles.

Customer :

The blisters are confined to both forearms

Dr Wajid :

Thank you

Dr Wajid :

Well I think these blisters are not due to sepsis...

Dr Wajid :

Neither do these form due to a low platelet count because 90 is a good platelet count and it doe not usually cause blleding at this level

Dr Wajid :

However I think that this is a skin related disorder that might have developed due to a skin reaction to something that might have been used during your stay at ICU...

Dr Wajid :

This can be anything ranging from a simple plaster to antiseptic powders that might have been used

Dr Wajid :

In short I think it is a skin problem that needs to be addressed

Dr Wajid :

So in my opinion you should see a dermatologist for further help in this regard...

Dr Wajid :

I hope this information helps you...

Dr Wajid :

Do you have any further queries?

Customer :

no. I will see my doctor about your suggestion

Dr Wajid :

Thank you

Dr Wajid :

Please press the accept button if you feel satisfied with my respone

Dr Wajid :

Regards XX XXXXX

Expert:  Dr. Wajid replied 3 years ago.
What Happens Now?

Your chat has ended, but you can still work with your Expert to get an answer to your question if you have not yet received one.

Come back to this page at any time to see additional information from your Expert.  You will also receive an email when your question is updated.  If you want to send a message to your Expert, use the box below.

If you have already received a satisfactory answer to your question, click the Accept button above.  Experts are credited for each accepted answer they provide.
Expert:  Dr. Wajid replied 3 years ago.
Please press the accept button if you feel satisfied with my response to credit me for my time...

You are always welcome for follow up...

Thank you...

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
< Last | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Thomas, MD

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    46349
    Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, also Integrative, CAM, etc
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrThomasMd/2012-7-25_134438_Imagess1.64x64.jpg Dr. Thomas, MD's Avatar

    Dr. Thomas, MD

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    46349
    Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, also Integrative, CAM, etc
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MY/mysticdoc/2012-6-8_15615_mysticdoc3.64x64.jpg Dr. D.J.'s Avatar

    Dr. D.J.

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    14679
    MD
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2562
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DrDLove/2009-08-12_141522_DrDLove.jpg Dr. D. Love's Avatar

    Dr. D. Love

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    11961
    Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CO/commissure/2011-4-15_192514_REISD20080926JR1090.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    10667
    Experienced Physician trained in New York City. I'm ready to help.