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Blisters: Introduction

A blister is an amount of fluid that is trapped under the skin, between two layers of skin....more »

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Causes of Blisters:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Blisters. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Blisters

Home medical tests possibly related to Blisters:

Causes of Types of Blisters:

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Blisters: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Blisters, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Blisters Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Blisters may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Blisters

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Blisters may include:

Stories from Users for Blisters

Real-life user stories relating to Blisters:

Message Boards for Blisters

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Blisters or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Blisters:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Blisters. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Rash examination - examine characteristics of blister(s).
    • Examine distribution or pattern of lesions ( are the lesions localized or widespread?) e.g. blisters in shingles occur in a dermatomal distribution - are the lesions all at the same stage of evolution e.g. chicken pox is characterized by starting as papules , then change to blisters which then crust over. The three stages present together.
    • Temperature - fever can suggest chicken pox, Staphylococcal skin syndrome, erythema multiforme.
    • Complete physical examination - disease does not usually affect the skin in isolation.
  • more tests...»

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Medications or substances causing Blisters:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Blisters as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Blisters: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Blisters may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Blisters

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Blisters:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Blisters. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Blisters: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Blisters

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Blisters: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Blisters

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Causes of Blisters listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Blisters as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Blisters

Blisters can form if shoes always rub the same spot. Wearing shoes that do not fit or wearing shoes without socks can cause blisters. Blisters can become infected. (Source: excerpt from Keep Your Feet and Skin Healthy: NIDDK)

Definitions of Blisters:

Visible accumulations of fluid within or beneath the epidermis.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Organs affected by Blisters:

The list of organs typically affected by Blisters may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Blisters

The list below shows some of the causes of Blisters mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Blisters?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Blisters. Of the 426 causes of Blisters that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 6 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 5 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 10 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 403 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Blisters:

The following list of conditions have 'Blisters' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Yaws ... crusted lesion

Conditions listing medical complications: Blisters:

The following list of medical conditions have Blisters or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



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Causes of Blisters Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Blisters based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Blisters?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Blisters, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Blisters:

    Bullae, Vesicles (skin), Vesicular rash, Vesiculobullous rash, Vesiculopustular rash, Blistering eruption
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Blisters:

    Subtypes of Blisters:

    Scabs (15 causes), Skin blistering (46 causes), Pustular rash (35 causes), Scaly eruptions (21 causes), Scabbing skin (3 causes), Weals (156 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Blisters:

    Sores (467 causes), Skin lesion (422 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes)

    Symptoms related to Blisters:

    Skin rash (461 causes), Skin ulcers, Acne (65 causes), Pimples (25 causes), Hemorrhagic rash (7 causes), Bleeding under the skin (7 causes), Dermatitis (116 causes), Contact, ID reaction/dermatophytid, Pemphigus, Toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome, Pemphigoid, Bullous, Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (4 causes), Erythema multiforme, Pemphigus vulgaris, Behcet's syndrome (2 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Blisters

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