Friction blister

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Friction blister
Friction blisters on feet
SymptomsSmall fluid filled bumps or larger blisters on body parts exposed to pressure and rubbing[1]
Risk factorsLong distance runners, rowers, soldiers[1]

Friction blisters are characterized by small fluid filled bumps or larger blisters.[1] They may occur at sites of combined pressure and friction (such as the hands or feet), and may be enhanced by heat, moisture, or cotton socks.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 James, William D.; Elston, Dirk; Treat, James R.; Rosenbach, Misha A.; Neuhaus, Isaac (2020). "3. Dermatoses resulting from physical factors". Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (13th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier. p. 39. ISBN 978-0-323-54753-6. Archived from the original on 2022-10-01. Retrieved 2022-10-01.
  2. Herring KM, Richie DH (1990). "Friction blisters and sock fiber composition. A double-blind study". J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 80 (2): 63–71. doi:10.7547/87507315-80-2-63. PMID 2304016.

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