Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to
answer the following questions:
- When did your blisters start?
- Did your blisters begin after an injury, such
cold injury or an insect or spider bite?
- Were you around someone
who had similar blisters before your blisters appeared? If so, what type of
contact did you have with that person?
- Did you come in contact with
something in the environment, such as
poison ivy, oak, or sumac, before the blisters
- Did any chemicals come in contact with your skin?
Chemicals include soap, laundry detergent, lotion, cosmetics, or
- Have you had these blisters before? If so, were
they diagnosed by your doctor? Did you have any treatment?
- Do your
blisters itch or hurt?
- What prescription or nonprescription
medicines are you taking? Are you using any ointments or salves?
you feel sick? If so, in what way? Do you have a fever?
- Have you
recently traveled outside your country or to a rural area or
- In which sports activities are you involved? How
- What home treatment have you tried? Did it
- Do you have any
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
December 10, 2012
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