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Vesicle Overview

Another name for Vesicle is Blisters.

What are blisters?
A person with blisters has a collection of fluid under the superficial layer of skin, called the epidermis. Blood vessels leak clear fluid, or blood under the epidermis when the skin is injured or irritated. Common locations for friction blisters include the hands and the feet.

What are the symptoms of blisters?
Symptoms of blisters include pain and the formation of fluid-filled blisters on the skin.

How does the doctor treat blisters?
Treatment measures for blisters include regular skin cleansing, avoidance of rupturing the blister, and the application of antibiotic ointment.

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Last Updated: Feb 18, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Vesicle References
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