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Blisters Friction Causes Fluid Between Layers Of Skin

February 21, 2012 by staff 

Blisters Friction Causes Fluid Between Layers Of Skin, Friction blisters on your hands or feet are a common health problem and affect most people at some point during their lives. This problem is caused by friction from your shoes or clothing rubbing repeatedly against your skin, causing friction burns. Friction blisters manifest when the outer layer of your skin separates from your inner layer of skin and the space between these two layers fills with lymph fluid. Friction blisters can cause significant pain or discomfort in your affected area and may impair your ability to walk. Many types of footwear may cause friction blisters on your feet or ankles, especially if your shoes are not fitted properly.

Condition Information

Skin blisters may develop for numerous reasons. Factors that may contribute to skin blister formation include:

Burns: Prolonged sun exposure along with exposure to radiation, flames, steam, or hot surfaces may cause skin blisters.
Irritants: Certain chemicals, cosmetics, and other toxins may cause your skin to blister. Irritant-related skin blistering usually requires direct skin contact with the offending agent or substance

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