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Blistering Skin Disease Treatment

One of the effects of autoimmune diseases can be blisters forming on the skin or mucus membranes. These blistering skin diseases tend to be rarer than other autoimmune disorders that affect the skin and they can cause more serious complications. If you have been diagnosed with a blistering skin disease or you have symptoms, it is important to seek medical management of your condition. At MJR Dermatology, we provide blistering skin disease treatment at our clinic in the North Atlanta area.

Autoimmune diseases that cause blistering attack the skin. Something goes wrong in the system, creating antibodies that target the cells within the skin, destroying them like invading bacteria or viruses. The connective tissue between the epidermis (top layer) and dermis (second layer) of the skin dissipates and fluid fills in between to form blisters. These blisters can form anywhere on the skin, and also may affect the eyes, mouth, genitals, nose and throat.

The cause of blistering from autoimmune diseases is not known, and there isn’t a cure for these diseases. However, there are known triggers and treatments that can be used to control these diseases.

Types of Blistering Skin Diseases

If an autoimmune disease is causing blistering of the skin or mucus membranes, it can cause painful sores. In severe cases, blistering within the throat or respiratory system can be life-threatening. There are different types of blistering skin diseases, including:

  • IgA disorders- These include diseases that create too many IgA antibodies that can attack the skin and cause blisters to form.
  • Pemphigoid- There are various forms of this type of blistering disease that can occur mostly in older adults and during pregnancy.
  • Pemphigus- This is a group of rare autoimmune diseases that cause blisters on the skin, genitals and mucus membranes.

Blistering skin diseases can cause open sores that can become infected or leave scars behind. Treatments to control these diseases can include a wide selection of medications for immunosuppression, infection control, anti-inflammation and other impacts on the skin and mucus membranes.

Blistering skin diseases can impact your health and quality of life. If you have symptoms and need diagnosis or treatment, come see our top dermatologist, Dr. Matthew Reschly, at our clinic in Lawrenceville, GA. Call us today to schedule your appointment at our clinic in Gwinnett County.

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Matthew J. Reschly, M.D., PC


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Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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