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What can I do at home to help ease an autoimmune blistering disorder?

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If you have an autoimmune blistering disorder, there are things you can do at home to help ease the condition:

  • To prevent infections, keep your blisters clean and try not to pop them. This can leave scars. If a blister is in an uncomfortable place, your doctor can release the fluid.
  • Wash sheets, towels, and clothes often. Make sure everything that touches your skin is clean.
  • Care for your teeth. If you have blisters in your mouth, ask your dentist how to brush without causing pain and damage.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Blistering Diseases."

DermNet New Zealand: "Intravenous immunoglobulin," "Mucous membrane pemphigoid."

National Health Service: "Bullous pemphigoid."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Pemphigus."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Autoimmune Blistering Diseases."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Blistering Diseases."

DermNet New Zealand: "Intravenous immunoglobulin," "Mucous membrane pemphigoid."

National Health Service: "Bullous pemphigoid."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Pemphigus."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Autoimmune Blistering Diseases."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 12, 2018

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