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1. The formation of vesicles. Synonym(s): blistering, vesication
2. Presence of a number of vesicles.


Producing a blister or blisters: a blistering agent.

blis′ter·ing·ly adv.


1. The formation of vesicles.
Synonym(s): blistering, vesication.
2. Synonym(s): inflation.
3. Presence of a number of vesicles.

Patient discussion about blistering

Q. What's the best treatment for a blister?

A. use a clean needle and poke a small hole right at the base, between normal skin and the blister. Push the blister down, allow it to drain completely and put a bandaid over it; don't ever rip off blister skin allow it to fall off or reattach naturally.

Q. What are the causes of viral blisters on the skin? For a few months now I've been having these hard viral blisters on my fingers. The only way to get rid of them is with freezed carbon. It does go away with that treatment- after a few weeks but then a new one appears. How can I prevent it from "attacking" again??

A. These viral blisters you are describing are caused by HPV (papilloma virus), and are very hard to get rid of without treatment with freezed carbon. Many of us have the virus but not everyone gets the actual infection. There is not a proved way of preventing from it to happen again after treatment, unfortunately..

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As the severe blistering develops, it can be prone to becoming infected so vets will often use antibiotics to deal with the risk of secondary infection.
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London, August 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Blisters are a crime about to happen for those suffering in silence with new shoes and sandals in the blistering heat this summer
In the October AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS, they report that all 20 patients had blistering lesions where the skin's outer, epidermal layer had separated from the inner, dermal layer.
The reason for blistering is simple: pressure and friction act on the foot, separating layers of skin.
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