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Many prescription and nonprescription medicines, including
some that you put directly on the skin, may cause blisters. A few examples
If the blisters are only mildly annoying and other symptoms
are not present, stopping the use of the medicine or ointment may be all that
is needed. Call your doctor. He or she may be able to prescribe another
medicine for you.
Blisters that occur with other signs of illness
(such as fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea), may mean a more serious
problem, such as
Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Talk with your doctor if a
medicine may have caused blisters and you have other signs of illness.
If you think your blisters may be caused by a medicine:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofMarch 20, 2017
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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