DERMATOLOGY :: Skin Injury
What is a blister?
A blister is a bump on the skin containing fluid. Blisters are usually circular in shape. The fluid that forms underneath the skin can be bloody or clear.
What causes a blister?
Blisters are caused by injury, allergic reactions, or infections, which may include the following:
The symptoms of a blister may resemble other skin conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.
First-aid for blisters:
Blisters often heal spontaneously. Treatment will vary according to the cause. Some general guidelines for treatment may include:
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