Tiny mystery blisters on my upper body!
June 25, 2011 4:18 AM Subscribe
You are not my doctor, but I'm getting tiny mystery blisters on my skin, and I'm a lot more curious than I am concerned.
posted by jedrek to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Over the past couple of months I've been noticing that every now and again, I get tiny (1mm across) blisters on my arms and upper body. I say blisters because they look to be pieces of my outer layer of skin that have trapped a tiny bit of clear liquid (probably water, clear with no smell). They seem to crop up in batches, probably 10-30 in one general area (upper chest, lower arm, upper arm, etc).
They are unlike any blister I've ever had (those resulted from burns or friction), as they are completely painless and whether I pop them or not, they disappear/heal within a few hours. The area around them is completely unchanged, they just look like tiny sacs of liquid on my arm and are almost unnoticeable unless I expressly look for them
Some background: Male, 33 years old. Over the past half year I've been losing weight. It's almost all diet, but I do a fair amount of low-impact exercise (walking and biking). Because of the weight loss, I drink a lot of water. Oh, and this might be relevant: I do have problems with dry skin.
I have tried googling and such, but there's only so much my stomach can take. Thanks for any help you might have!