Blisters Treatment In Boardman, OH

Learn All The Characteristics of Blisters

Blisters are liquid-filled pockets that form between the upper dermis layers. The purpose of a blister is to provide a cushion to protect the skin layers below. Blisters can develop in response to several common causes. Constant friction between the skin and a rough surface is a frequent cause of blisters. Exposure of the skin to a burning or freezing surface or a chemical agent can also lead to the formation of blisters. Most blisters heal naturally over time and do not require medical attention. But some blisters can be symptoms of certain diseases and should be evaluated medically.

Friction, temperature extremes, and chemical exposure are common causes of blisters. The best way to prevent blister formation is to avoid the irritants such as overly tight footwear, harsh solvents, insect bites, and harsh cosmetics or detergents. Blisters can also be symptoms of medical conditions that a dermatologist should address.

  • Chickenpox can produce a rash with small blisters that scab over.
  • Herpes simplex virus can produce clusters of blisters called cold sores.
  • Eczema can result in cracked or crusty skin that leads to blisters.
  • Dyshidrosis is a skin condition characterized by small blisters.
  • Bullous pemphigoid is an autoimmune disease associated with skin blisters.
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin condition that causes chronic blistering.

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