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Bullous Pemphigoid

Overview

Bullous pemphigoid is a skin disorder that is characterized by blisters. Although, the condition commonly affects young, people of any age can get affected from it. The disorder can be chronic or auto immune skin disease. Bullous is a medical term that signifies large blister. The blisters appear in flexural body areas.


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Causes

Although, the exact cause of the condition is unknown, the disorder may be the outcome of disorder of the immune system. Reason being, if anything triggers with auto immune system, the immune system attacks body’s itself. Possible conditions that trigger immune system of the body are infections, viruses, etc.


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Signs & Symptoms

It is not necessary that every person who is suffering from Bullous pemphigoid will experience its side-effects. It is quite possible that some persons will have no side-effects and others may have only redness and irritation. Some of the common symptoms of the disorder are:

  • Large blisters having more than 1 cm diameter.
  • Mouth sores
  • Bleeding gums
  • Rashes

It is necessary to disclose that blisters may occur in the mouth or below surface of the skin. The blisters appear in areas like legs, arms, trunk, etc.

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Prevention

No prevention exists for the condition.


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Treatments
Conservative Treatment Modern Medicine

The condition gets treated easily by administering anti-inflammatory medicines. These medicines are commonly administered either by mouth or given via injection. Antibiotics like tetracyclines are recommended if the person is suffering from mild disorder. If the disorder is diagnosed at an early stage, corticosteroids creams are recommended to applied in specific direction. In rare cases, chemotherapy is recommended.

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