Blisters on the skin: signs, treatment, varieties, characteristics

August 23, 2017 23:00 | Symptoms Of Disease

Eruptions on the skin in the form of blisters can be an indicator of the body's reaction to some unacceptable influence that occurs after the elimination of the unwanted agent.In another case, blisters can be a symptom of a serious disease.You should pay attention to such phenomena.

What are blisters on the skin

Blister is a fluid filled formation.Blister filling can be:

  • clear liquid,
  • pus,
  • blood.

The blister still has the definition of an elevation above the skin surface, which is characterized by clear boundaries, and its nature is swelling of the skin. Such formations are characterized by a rapid appearance, as a result of a certain impact, and also quickly blisters pass themselves when it( effect) ceases.

Characteristic protuberances appear on the skin surface as a result of edema, inflammatory nature, papillae of the upper layer of the dermis.Blisters cause itching on the skin.

Some experts believe that only the formulations that fit the last description can be considered blisters.But

those protuberances that arise from burns, scuffs and are bubbles with a liquid inside, have different names.Yet most of the experts unite all these phenomena in one definition - blisters.

  • Eruptions on the skin, the components of which are defined as blisters, in color are white, pinkish.At the edges of the formation, there is often a pinkish or red bezel.
  • The shape of the blisters may be, depending on the cause of their origin, an irregular or circular configuration.Formations to the touch - dense bulges.

Below, we consider red, white blisters with fluid on the skin of the legs, hands, other parts of the body in a child and an adult.

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Blisters appear as a consequence of various influences on the body of external and internal factors.The causes that caused the formation of blisters on the skin or mucosa determine the classification of this phenomenon.

Blisters are:

  • symptomatic - this is when their appearance is one of the symptoms of a particular disease:
    • faces,
    • tonsillitis follicular,
    • autoimmune diseases,
    • herpes,
    • streptoderma,
    • fungal diseases,
    • herpes zoster,
    • chickenpox;
  • allergic - this phenomenon in turn initiates:
    • medications, if any component in their composition caused side effects;
    • food products in which there is a substance perceived by the body as an allergen;
    • costume jewelery and substandard or overdue cosmetics,
    • household chemicals or substances with which a person contacts in production;
    • body reaction to insect bites,
    • contact with some plants;
  • as a result of mechanical or physical effects :
    • burns caused by different methods:
      • in contact with fire,
      • from contact with liquids or objects heated to high temperatures;
      • from direct exposure to sunlight;
    • appearance of blisters when rubbing the skin:
      • from tools on the palms of the hands,
      • on the body from coarse clothing,
      • on the soles of uncomfortable shoes.

blisters on the skin( photo)


Diagnosis at

Blisters are easily determined by the appearance because their presence is usually accompanied by such sensations:

  • itching,
  • burning,
  • discomfort,
  • can be a painful feeling.

Visually, the presence of blisters can be seen on the skin if the appearing formulations correspond to the description given above:

  • for configuration - irregular or round shape,
  • density - are dense,
  • color - pale color, may be red;
  • form - convexity above the surface,
  • size - come in different sizes, it happens that small blisters merge into one.

For the reasons for the appearance of large and small watery blisters on the skin, read below.

Possible pathologies

Blisters are a signal that a person may have one of the following problems:

  • Mycosis - the disease is associated with a fungal lesion, pink blisters are accompanied by itching and eventually begin to peel off.
  • Insect bites - substances that get bitten under the skin, very quickly provoke swelling in the form of a blister and redness.Bite may carry potential risk of side problems by insects:
    • hornets,
    • mosquitoes,
    • mites,
    • flies,
    • bumblebees,
    • horseflies,
    • mites,
    • bedbugs,
    • bees,
    • midges.
  • Urticaria - blisters that appear on the skin, are very similar to the reaction of the skin after contact with the nettle.Hives or rashes similar to it indicate that one of the following problems exists:
    • allergic reaction,
    • diseases associated with endocrine disruption:
      • hypothyroidism,
      • thyroiditis,
      • diabetes mellitus;
    • diseases from bacterial or viral infection:
      • three types of herpes infection:
        • chickenpox,
        • herpes simplex,
        • herpes zoster;
      • rubella,
      • measles
      • and others;
    • diseases associated with oncology:
      • rectal disease,
      • liver tumor,
      • malignant formation in the rectum region,
      • ovarian tumor,
      • and others;
    • rheumatoid arthritis,
    • neurodermatitis - a disease occurs as a result of disturbances in the metabolism.Has a chronic nature.Exacerbations occur at moments of weakness in the body.
    • Herpetiform dermatitis is a chronic disease in which blisters of small size periodically appear on the skin of the hands.The problem is of an autoimmune nature.

We'll tell you about what to do if the skin itches and blisters, allergies, itching, redness, rashes and other accompanying symptoms, will be described below.

Methods to combat such a sign

Blisters-on-skin-appearance If the blisters have not disappeared themselves throughout the day, then you need to contact a specialist to find out the reason that initiated them.For this, the doctor will prescribe a survey.

Integrity of blisters can not be violated. Ensure that the surface is not injured.This is due to the fact that the blister does not accidentally become infected if its surface has lost its integrity.Do not comb rashes.

After determining the cause of the blisters, the doctor prescribes treatment measures, this can be:

  • for allergies - removal of the allergic agent from your environment, taking antihistamines, sorbents, carrying out specific immunotherapy;
  • when affected by herpes - caring for rashes, lubricating them with greenery;
  • when diagnosing a disease - treatment of the underlying cause that caused the rash.

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