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Blisters in Children

  • Overview

    A blister is a raised area containing blood or clear fluid that forms in a pocket under the top layer of skin.

    • Blisters commonly result from friction, such as when a child's shoe rubs against his foot.
    • They can also form as a reaction to other skin conditions, including sunburns and impetigo, a contagious infection of the skin.
    • Since the symptoms of a blister can resemble those of other medical conditions, you should consult your child's physician for a confirmed diagnosis.
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