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Skin Problems & Treatments Health Center

Blisters - 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 as a burn or 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 appeared?
    • Did any chemicals come in contact with your skin? Chemicals include soap, laundry detergent, lotion, cosmetics, or nonprescription medicines.
  • 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?
  • Do 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 farm?
  • In which sports activities are you involved? How often?
  • What home treatment have you tried? Did it help?
  • Do you have any health risks?

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: June 04, 2014
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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