A blister is a bump on the skin that contains fluid. Blisters are often round or oval in shape. The fluid that forms underneath the skin can be bloody or clear.
Blisters are often caused by injury, allergic reactions or infections, which may include:
Many of these symptoms may be caused by other skin conditions or health problems. Always talk with your child's healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
Blisters often heal on their own. Treatment will vary according to the cause. Some general guidelines for treatment may include:
Blisters that don't heal or that keep coming back should be seen by a healthcare provider.
The pediatric specialists at Children's National Hospital have the expertise to diagnose, treat and manage conditions of the skin, nails and hair common in infant and younger patients. Discover more about the treatments we offer.
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The Division of Dermatology at Children's National Hospital continues to expand services as more families seek our expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair and nails.