Also known as: vesicle.

What are blisters?

An elevated bump of skin that is filled with bodily fluid is known as a blister. They typically occur after the skin is irritated or injured in some manner.

What causes blisters?

Blisters can have many causes. Other medical conditions like dermatitis, herpes, impetigo and several others can cause blisters as a symptom. Injuries such as burns, frostbite or simply friction from skin rubbing can lead to blisters. Blisters can also occur from exposure to harmful chemicals, soaps or other irritants.

What are the symptoms of blisters?

Along with the physical appearance of the blister, they can produce pain or make it difficult to walk or use your hands if they’re present on the feet or hands. They can also increase the risk of infection or other complications at the site of the blister.

What are blister care options?

Some blisters simply need to be left alone or kept covered until they resolve. A painful blister can be drained by swabbing the blister with iodine, sterilizing a sharp needle with rubbing alcohol and puncturing it. Or you can seek medical care for taking care of painful blisters.

Reviewed by: Jose R. Rosa-Olivares

This page was last updated on: 10/29/2018 11:15:00 AM

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