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Blisters Causes & Risks

Causes

Causes of blisters include:

  • Friction or constant pressure, such as from wearing a tight-fitting shoe or gripping a tool
  • Second-degree burns, including sunburn
  • Viral infections, such as chickenpox or shingles
  • Fungal infections such as athlete’s foot
  • Contact dermatitis, such as poison ivy or oak
  • Allergic reactions, drug reactions, certain cancers, and inflammatory conditions
  • Severe skin swelling, especially of the legs

Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition.

Risk factors include:

  • Wearing ill-fitting shoes
  • Repetitive working with hand tools
  • Getting a sunburn

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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