sucking blister

sucking blister

superficial bullous skin lesion found on neonates' arms or lips; probably results from vigorous prenatal sucking.

suck·ing blis·ter

(sŭk'ing blis'tĕr)
Superficial bullous skin lesion on neonate arm probably resulting from vigorous prenatal sucking.
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In the interview Catherine said of the youngster's D-shaped mark: "I noticed it straight away and the nurse said 'that's a sucking blister', and I said 'no, no, that's a birthmark - I have exactly the same thing on my leg."
She says: "The nurse said, 'That's a sucking blister'.
Schachner noted that the differential diagnosis of noninfectious, usually benign neonatal vesiculopustular lesions includes acropustulosis of infancy; eosinophilic pustular folliculitis; erythema toxicum neonatorum; miliaria crystallina, rubra, or profunda; transient neonatal pustular melanosis; and neonatal sucking blisters. Noninfectious lesions that can be potentially serious include acrodermatitis enteropathica, bullous pemphigoid, epidermolysis bullosa, epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, incontinentia pigmenti, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, pemphigus vulgaris, pustular psoriasis, and urticarial pigmentosa.