Clear bumps on skin could be causes by bacterial or viral infection. (Image via Pexels / Towfiqu Barbhuiya)

What Causes Clear Bumps on Skin And How To Prevent Them?

Do you have clear bumps on skin that are red, painful, or itchy? If so, then you may find yourself wondering about what causes them. Clear bumps on skin can be difficult to distinguish from pimples. However, pimples are usually red, filled with pus, and generally don't itch. While infections like ringworm can also cause your skin to itch, a doctor can tell the difference between the two just by looking at your skin.

Read on to learn more about what causes clear bumps on skin.


What Causes Itchy Bumps Filled With Clear Liquid?

The most common cause of clear bumps on skin is infection. Infections can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Bacterial infections are usually spread through contact with an infected person or animal (like a mosquito), but they can also be acquired from contaminated food or water.


Viral infections are also more likely to affect children than adults because they're not as immunized against them as adults. However, any age group can contract one if exposed to the virus enough number of times over a period of time.

Bacterial and viral infections usually show up as red bumps that itch. (Image via Pexels / shotpot)

Bacterial and viral infections usually show up as red bumps that itch and burn before they break open into blisters filled with pus and then heal over time without scarring if treatment is sought early enough in the infection's progression.

Fungal infections tend not to hurt at all until after all other symptoms have disappeared. These may cause yellowish crusts around the edges of open sores that look like scabs but aren't really healing wounds at all!

Causes of Clear Bumps on Fingertips


There are several causes of clear bumps on fingertips, including:

  • Fungal infection (ringworm)
  • Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (HFMD)
  • Herpes simplex virus, which is the most common type of herpes virus that causes cold sores around the mouth or on the genitals. It can also cause blisters in other areas of your body like your fingers.
  • Pimples, caused by bacteria that live under your skin and clog up pores, which leads to redness and swelling as well as whiteheads/blackheads on top of each pimple!

Symptoms of Clear Bumps on Skin

The most common symptom of clear bumps on skin is the presence of the bumps themselves. You'll likely notice them as small, hard lumps that can vary in size from a few millimeters to over a centimeter (1/4 inches).

The most common places for these bumps to occur are on your hands or fingers, but they can also appear anywhere else on your body where there's enough exposed skin to trap moisture and cause irritation, including armpits, groin area or between toes.

Most common symptoms for clear bumps on skin are itching. (Image via Pexels / Andrea Piacquadio)

The second most common symptom is itching. Itchy blisters on fingers or any other part of your body can be caused by white-head pimples that cause irritation as they emerge through your epidermis layer by layer.


Causes of Itchy Blisters on Fingers

There are many causes of itchy blisters on fingers:

  • Infections, such as staphylococcal and streptococcal skin infections (impetigo) or fungal infections.
  • Allergies to food or other substances, including latex gloves and jewelry.
  • Hormonal imbalances that cause dry skin and cracked nails.
Certain allergies can cause these bumps on the skin. (Image via Pexels / Pavel Danilyuk)

Dermatitis is an inflammation of the top layer of the skin that causes redness, itching, and scaling. Meanwhile, psoriasis is another form of dermatitis that results in thickened patches of red scaly skin. Eczema, on the other hand, affects people with sensitive or easily irritated skin who develop itchy rashes with scaling or flaking patches. Diseases such as HIV/AIDS syphilis hepatitis C may also cause clear bumps on fingers

How to Clear Bumps on Fingertips?

Keeping your hands clean can be helpful. (Image via Pexels / Polina Tankilevitch)

To prevent clear bumps on skin, follow these tips closely:

  • Keep your hands clean. Wash them with soap and water, especially after you've been gardening or working in the yard.
  • Avoid touching your face or eyes as much as possible. If you have to touch them, wash your hands first before doing so.
  • Wear gloves when gardening or working outside to prevent dirt from getting into open wounds on the hands and spreading bacteria around the body (which could lead to infection).

Itchy Blisters Are Best Treated With the Help of a Dermatologist

If you have itchy blisters, don't scratch them. You may be tempted to do so, but scratching can cause further irritation and infection. Instead of scratching or picking at your skin, try keeping it clean and dry by using non-irritating products like lotion or Vaseline to reduce chafing from friction.

If you are concerned about those clear bumps on skin, consult a dermatologist before applying any creams or over-the-counter medications that might not be right for your condition.


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