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If you have the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • A burn or a sunburn: Go to the topic Burns or Sunburn.
  • Blisters that began after you were exposed to cold temperatures: Go to the topic Cold Temperature Exposure.
  • A known or suspected insect bite or sting, spider bite, or tick bite: Go to the topic Insect Bites and Stings and Spider Bites or Tick Bites.
  • Blisters in or around your mouth: Go to the topic Mouth Problems, Noninjury or Toothache and Gum Problems.
  • Blisters on or around your genitals and you are sexually active: Go to the topic Exposure to Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
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Do you have one or more unexplained blisters and other signs of illness?

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Do you think you have a skin infection?

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Do you have one or more painful blisters?

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Do you think that your blisters are caused by a medicine?

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Do you have itchy blisters?

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Do you have a broken blister that is dirty and you need a tetanus shot?

If a visit to a health professional is not needed immediately, see the Home Treatment section for self-care information.

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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: December 10, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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