Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Foot Friction Blister Underlying Cause

A blister forms when fluid collects under the superficial layer of skin, called the epidermis. Blood vessels leak fluid into the space under the epidermis when the skin is injured or irritated.

Common causes of skin blisters include:


Less common causes of skin blisters include:

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Last Updated: Jan 26, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Foot Friction Blister References
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