Bullous Pemphigoid

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

Bullous Pemphigoid:

  • Is a skin disease in which the body’s immune system becomes “confused” and attacks the skin
    • This produces itchy red swollen areas and blisters
  • Is not contagious
  • Does not scar
  • Is not caused by diet
  • Is not herpes, shingles or due to any type of virus
  • Is very itchy
  • Can affect the mouth in one third of patients
  • Usually affects the chest, back, thighs and abdomen, but rarely affects the face
  • Usually lasts several months to years
  • Is not curable, but is treatable
  • Pop the blisters daily as they form
    • This prevents them from spreading and becoming larger
  • Apply an antibiotic ointment to the open sores
  • Cortisone creams can be effective to treat mild cases
  • A variety of creams and pills are available
  • Please talk to you doctor about treatment options
  • To learn more about a support group for bullous pemphgioid, please click here

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