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Where do blisters come from?

What causes blisters in children?

Sarah Broadhead | Pediatrician

Sarah Broadhead

Blisters are commonly caused by injury, allergic reactions, or infections. Specific causes for blisters in children can include:

  • Thumb-sucking
  • Reactions to medications
  • Burns, scalds, and sunburns
  • Friction or irritation
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Impetigo
  • Viral infections (Hand, Foot and Mouth disease)
  • Fungal infections

However, if you suspect your child's symptoms are actually indicative of a more serious skin condition, speak to your child’s health care provider for a clear diagnosis.

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