What is pemphigoid bullous? Pemphigoid bullous, or pemphigus, is a somewhat rare skin condition that presents with large, fluid-filled blisters. The condition can go away on its own, but that can take up to a few years. Often, treatment is needed to relieve the itching and heal the blisters. The condition is more prevalent in older adults and can be life-threatening. Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta provides pemphigus treatment at our medical clinic in Alpharetta.
Pemphigoid bulbous is caused by an abnormal reaction of your immune system. The immune system attacks the layer of tissue just below your outer layer of skin, causing initial itching in the folds of the skin, such as in the armpits or abdomen. As time passes, fluid-filled blisters form, surrounded by dark, reddish skin that resembles symptoms of eczema. The blisters are triggered by inflammation in the fibers that connect the epidermis and the dermis.
Effective Treatment for Pemphigoid Bulbous
The skilled dermatologists at Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta will most likely perform a physical examination of the affected area and take blood and skin samples for testing to make an accurate diagnosis. Pemphigoid bulbous can appear randomly with no known cause; however, some cases have been triggered by certain medications, radiation therapy for cancer, light therapy, and certain medical conditions.
Dr. Murad and Dr. Spitzler at Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta will recommend some treatments to relieve the itching, care for the blisters and your skin and help you get the condition under control. These can include corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory medications and antibiotics to fight infection if the blisters burst. You should also avoid exposure to the sun, as it can aggravate the condition.
Pemphigus can occur in the mouth or on the face and interfere with bodily functions. Infection can occur, which threaten those with weaker immune systems. Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta provides effective pemphigus treatment to relieve symptoms and prevent frequent outbreaks at our medical clinic in Alpharetta. Call or message us online today to schedule a diagnosis and treatment.