Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses itchy, small blisters on fingers with ScarySymptoms.com

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses itchy, small blisters on fingers with ScarySymptoms.com
When unexpected skin care symptoms arise, it can be hard to determine if what you’re experiencing is harmless or serious. ScarySymptoms.com explains thousands of different symptoms and what you need to know, complete with expert knowledge. In the website’s latest entry, Dr. Joel Schlessinger covered how to care for small, itchy blisters on fingers.

Itchy blisters on fingers aren’t the same as other blisters, Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains.

Blisters can be caused by a variety of injuries including burns, frostbite, spider bites, pinching and some infections. Small, itchy blisters on fingers aren’t a sign of injury, but rather a form of eczema.

“Itchy, small blisters on the fingers are often simply a condition called dyshidrotic eczema, a form of dry or irritated skin,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger says.

Although these blisters can be itchy and uncomfortable, a hands-off approach is best in the long run.

“It is important not to pick at them or open them up, as that can result in more issues and prolonged irritation,” says Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares how to treat these bothersome blisters.

There are treatment products available that can help minimize the itching and irritation that accompany these blisters.

“Try to moisturize them or use a topical steroid if available such as FixMySkin Healing Body Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares. “This can result in improvement, but if there is a continued irritant such as handwashing, detergents or a contact allergy to rings or clothes, these will have to be avoided to allow the area to improve.”

Additionally, never pop any blister on your body as this can prevent healing.

“Many times I am asked what the ‘water’ or ‘fluid’ is inside of the blisters,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger says. “This is only serum (a form of infection or trauma-fighting fluid) that is sent to heal the area. Opening up the area or washing it away delays healing, so it is best to avoid unroofing the blisters.”

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About drjoelschlessinger

Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon based in Omaha, NE.

Posted on July 16, 2015, in Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the Media. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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