Blisters: Signs, Symptoms
Common symptoms of a blister include:
- Pain or discomfort in the affected area.
- Swelling or redness around the blister.
- A small, raised bump on the skin that may be filled with clear fluid or blood.
- Tenderness or sensitivity to touch.
- Itching or burning sensation.
- The skin around the blister may be warm to the touch.
- As the blister dries up, the skin may become flaky, crusty, or scaly.
- In some cases, blisters may be accompanied by fever or other signs of infection.
It’s important to avoid popping or puncturing a blister, as this can increase the risk of infection. If you have a large-sized or painful blister, or if it’s accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, it’s important to see a healthcare provider for an evaluation and treatment.