Blisters are pockets of fluid that erupt under the skin. Blisters may erupt because of injuries, such as burns. Certain autoimmune diseases can also cause them.
Some common autoimmune disorders are dermatitis herepetiformis, pemphigoid, and pemphigus. These diseases are caused by the body attacking itself, and there is no cure but treatment of prescription medications can manage the disease and increase an individual’s quality of life.
Patients suffering from an autoimmune blistering disease may experience moderate or severe blistering. Certain factors may increase chances of blistering such as exposure to ultraviolet light or pesticides, as well as changes in hormones, stress, or consumption of certain foods.