Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

You'll likely start by seeing your primary care doctor. He or she may refer you to a doctor who specializes in skin disorders (dermatologist). You may want to bring a friend or relative to your appointment. This person, in addition to offering support, can write down information from your doctor or other clinic staff during the visit.

Prepare a list

You should make a list to share with your doctor that includes:

  • The name and contact information of any doctor you have seen recently or see regularly
  • Prescription medications and dosages
  • Over-the-counter drugs or dietary supplements you take regularly

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor will likely ask you a number of questions. Be prepared to answer the following:

  • When did these symptoms begin?
  • Where are the blisters located? Do they itch?
  • Have you observed any oozing, draining of pus or bleeding?
  • Have you recently started new medications?
  • Have you had a fever?
Nov. 21, 2012

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