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This eruption consists of water blisters, varying in size from that of a pea to that of an egg, or larger.
This is a very severe disease, and is often fatal. The blebs should not be ruptured, but the fluid may be let out of them by pricking with a needle. Hebra, the great dermatologist of Vienna, several years ago insisted that bathing was injurious in these cases; but we see by late reports that he is now treating them by prolonged immersion in water about the temperature of the body. He keeps some cases immersed six or eight months.