Blistering Skin Disease Treatment
Blistering skin diseases manifest with fluid-filled skin lesions. Small blisters are known as vesicles, while larger blisters over 5mm are called bulla or bullae when referring to more than one blister. Blistering diseases can be localized to one area of the body or generalized to cover various body parts. Most are due to infections or inflammatory disorders. Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta provides blistering skin disease treatment at our clinic in Alpharetta.
There are many forms of blistering skin diseases, ranging from acute to chronic variations, such as atopic dermatitis, eczema or chickenpox to herpes zoster or shingles. Many autoimmune diseases produce blisters in various forms. Some drug use can also result in blistered skin. Dr. Susan Spitzler or Dr. Emma Murad will perform a detailed examination, including blood testing for specific antibodies and tissue specimens to be reviewed in the lab, in order to form an accurate diagnosis.
Common acute blistering diseases, like chickenpox or eczema, can normally be treated at home with over-the-counter medications. More severe cases may require medicated treatment prescribed by our doctors. Some blistering diseases can be more serious in adults than in children, such as herpes zoster or shingles. Our skilled physicians and medical team know how to provide the help you need to make a speedy recovery to better health and relief.
Advanced Treatment Options for Blistering Skin Diseases
Blistering skin disease treatment is tailored to the types of blisters and the overall cause. The focus is on healing, reducing discomfort and controlling the condition. For many autoimmune skin disorders that produce blisters, there is no cure, and treatments focus on managing the condition to reduce outbreaks of blisters and improving long-term skincare. Many conditions can be managed effectively to allow you to live a relatively normal life.
Depending on the cause, most blistering of the skin is treated with topical creams that contain steroids or corticosteroids and prednisone. Infected blisters will require antibiotic treatment and can be both topical and oral in nature. Some immunosuppressive drugs are used to control autoimmune diseases, and these help to prevent the outbreak of blisters.
Dr. Spitzler and Dr. Murad use the latest and most effective treatment therapies available to treat blistering skin diseases. You will receive a custom treatment plan to help you find relief and healing. Contact Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta today to schedule a consultation if you develop unexplained blisters on your skin.