A blister is a circular-shaped bump on the skin containing bloody or clear fluid.
Blisters are caused by injury, allergic reactions, or infections, including the following:
The symptoms of a blister may resemble other skin conditions or medical problems. Always consult a physician for the proper diagnosis.
Blisters often heal spontaneously. Treatment varies according to the cause. General guidelines for treatment include:
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.
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Children’s National Hospital patients can receive expert, specialty care, at our specialty care locations throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Our Montgomery County location has a variety of services that provide children with a range of care options, including dermatology, gastroenterology and neurosurgery, among others.
Children's National Hospital locations offer patients access to expert, specialty care throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Your child can receive care in a number of specialties at our Friendship Heights location, including dermatology, nutrition and psychiatry, among others.