Definition of Epidermolysis Bullosa
Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare group of diseases that causes the skin to become brittle and prone to blisters. The appearance of blisters on the skin can be triggered by minor injuries, sun exposure, friction with clothing, or scratching.
Epidermolysis bullosa can cause painful blisters on the skin of the hands, elbows, knees and feet. However, these blisters can also appear on the skin inside the body, such as the mouth, throat or eyes.
Symptoms and Causes of Epidermolysis Bullosa
In addition to blisters on the skin, bullous epidermolysis is also accompanied by other symptoms, such as thickened skin on the palms of the hands or soles of the feet, thickening of the fingernails or toenails, and small white bumps appearing.
Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare skin disorder inherited from parents with the condition. This condition occurs due to damage to the gene that produces collagen.
Treatment and Prevention of Epidermolysis Bullosa
Treatment of epidermolysis bullosa is carried out by administering drugs, physiotherapy , and surgery. To help the recovery process, patients can also do self-care at home, such as changing bandages regularly and applying petroleum jelly cream .
Epidermolysis bullosa cannot be prevented. However, there are several ways you can do to prevent more serious health problems, namely wearing soft and loose clothing, and eating foods that are not too hot.