Self-management

Lifestyle and home remedies

If you have bullous pemphigoid, you can help take care of your condition with the following self-care strategies:

  • Avoid injury. The blisters of bullous pemphigoid and corticosteroid ointment can make your skin fragile. If a blister on your skin breaks, cover it with a dry, sterile dressing to protect it from infection as it heals.
  • Avoid sun exposure. Avoid prolonged sun exposure on any area of the skin affected by bullous pemphigoid.
  • Watch what you eat. If you have blisters in your mouth, avoid eating hard and crunchy foods, such as chips and raw fruits and vegetables, because these types of foods might aggravate symptoms.
Nov. 14, 2015
References
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