Bullous Disease Symptoms and Causes

Bullous disease causes

Bullous disease is an uncommon skin condition causing small to large, fluid-filled blisters.

Incidence: Uncommon
○ Fewer than 20,000 US cases per year
○ Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured
○ Requires a medical diagnosis
○ Lab tests always required
○ Chronic: can last for years often resolving after 2-5 years.

An uncommon skin condition causing small to large, fluid-filled blisters. There can be multiple causes. Bullous pemphigoid is the most common of the bullous disorders and usually appears on the belly, chest, arms, legs, groin, or armpits. It may also occur in the mouth or eyes as sores. The risk of developing this condition increases with age and is very uncommon before age 50.

Cause of bullous disease: Bullous pemphigoid occurs when your immune system attacks a thin layer of tissue below your outer layer of skin.

What does Bullous Disease look like?

Bullous Pemphigoid requires a medical diagnosis: Symptoms include fluid-filled blisters on the skin. Affected skin may be itchy. Skin will show blisters, hive-like rashes, peeling, ulcers, or redness Also possible are mouth ulcers eye irritation..

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Treating Bullous Disease:

Self-care for bullous disease: There are currently no self-care treatments for bullous disease. We strongly recommend making an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist as soon as possible.

Clinical Treatment for bullous disease:

Our certified medical experts are proficient in the management of skin conditions and experienced in the use of lasers and IPL devices. Birthmarks (moles) on the face can usually be removed without leaving any noticeable mark or scar with a CO2 laser. One treatment is all that’s required. The red or vascular birthmarks are removed with a different kind of laser. The treatments are gentle, safe and effective but may need multiple treatments to clear the lesion. There is no recovery time necessary for this procedure, and it is safe to use in all areas of the body including the scalp, face arms, chest, back, legs and hands. Using a blood test and skin biopsy, our dermatologists can confirm your condition and rule out other possible conditions. Although there is no known cure for bullous pemphigoid, there are a variety of treatment options available including steroid pills and topical steroid creams and ointments which can help the skin heal and relieve itching. [ Make an appointment }


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