Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

Bullous Pemphigoid

  • A blistering disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the skin, causing blisters to form

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Cold Sore (Herpes Labialis)

  • A common infection
  • Caused by the virus Herpes Simplex

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Dermatitis Herpetiformis

  • An uncommon blistering disease
  • May affect the elbows, knees, scalp, buttocks and other areas
  • It is not a form of herpes

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Pityriasis Lichenoides et Varioliformis Acuta (PLEVA)

  • A rare rash associated with scaly spots that become blisters and crusts

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Poison Ivy, Oak or Sumac (Contact Dermatitis)

  • An allergic reaction to common plants in Canada and the United States
  • Similar reactions are seen with Giant Hogweed

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

  • A common painful eruption
  • Due to reactivation of the chicken pox virus
  • Produces blisters arranged in rows and lines on the skin

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