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Leg water blisters

08/10/2009

Question:

MY MOTHER IS A DIBETIC, RECENTLY SHE HAS BEEN GETTING A LOT OF WATER BLISTERS ON HER LEGS, THE DOC. HAS PUT HER ON WATER PILLS TO NO AVAIL. WHAT CAN BE DONE ONCE THEY BREAK, ITS EXTREEMLY HARD TO HEAL THE OPEN WOUND. (WE LIVE IN PHOENIX ARIZONA, SO IT IS REALLY HOT)

Answer:

 

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. On this site, we try to answer general questions about diabetes but cannot diagnose or recommend treatment.  I don't really understand what condition you could be talking about that would on the one hand represent a blister (a fluid collection between the layers of the skin) and on the other hand would be treated with a diuretic You appear to have some very, very specific questions about your mother's situation, which can only be answered properly by a physician who is familiar with her history, physical exam, and test results. Your questions about need to be directed to her treating physician(s). You should insist that they answer these questions in a way that you are able to understand before consenting to any treatment. If your physician is unable to help you understand these issues, you should get a second opinion. Take care.

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Response by:

Robert M Cohen, MD Robert M Cohen, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati