A condition in which the skin becomes fragile is known as epidermolysis bullosa. As the skin becomes fragile, it gets prone to injuries and painful blisters. These blisters can pose a serious threat if they get infected.
In some cases, the disease is in a mild form hence the formation of blisters is reduced to minimum. But, in some cases there can be a huge blister formation on the skin.
Some people develop blisters inside the body in parts like mouth, stomach, esophagus, and bladder.
Anyone can be at a risk of catching epidermolysis bullosa. However, the symptoms first occur in babies or toddlers.
What are the causes of Epidermolysis Bullosa?
In most cases diagnosed with the condition, the disease runs in the family.
The disease can be diagnosed by a health care provider by examining a small sample of skin under the microscope.
Current research on EB focuses on:
• Genes involved in EB
• Ways to correct genes related to EB
• Better ways to heal blister wounds
• Improved bandages for blister wounds
It can get difficult to cope up with the symptoms of epidemolysis bullosa. Preventing blisters, treating blisters, avoiding any kind of skin infection, eating a healthy diet, and at times surgery are some of the ways in which you can treat the condition.
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