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How can I tell if a blister is infected?

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Sometimes the blisters can get infected, especially if you scratch them a lot. Signs that you have an infection include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Crusting
  • Pus in the blisters

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Dyshidrotic eczema."  

National Eczema Association: "Favorite earrings got you feeling irritated?"

Mayo Clinic: "Dyshidrosis: Symptoms and Causes," "Dyshidrosis: Treatment."

Medscape: "Dyshidrotic Eczema."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 29, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Dyshidrotic eczema."  

National Eczema Association: "Favorite earrings got you feeling irritated?"

Mayo Clinic: "Dyshidrosis: Symptoms and Causes," "Dyshidrosis: Treatment."

Medscape: "Dyshidrotic Eczema."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 29, 2019

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