Dyshidrotic eczema

What is Dyshidrotic eczema?

Dyshidrosis (, "dyshidrotic eczema," "pompholyx," and "podopompholyx") is a skin condition that is characterized by small blisters on the hands or feet. It is an acute, chronic, or recurrent dermatosis of the fingers, palms, and soles, characterized by a sudden onset of many deep-seated pruritic, clear vesicles; later, scaling, fissures and lichenification occur. Recurrence is common and for many can be chronic. Incidence/prevalence is said to be 1/5,000 in the United States. However, many cases of eczema are diagnosed as garden-variety atopic eczema without further investigation, so it is possible that this figure is misleading.

This condition is not contagious to others, but the compromised integument can increase susceptibility to infection, and the accompanying itching can be a source of psychological distress.

The name comes from the word "dyshidrotic," meaning "bad sweating," which was once believed to be the cause, but this association is unproven; there are many cases present that have no history of excessive sweating. There are many different factors that may trigger the outbreak of dyshidrosis such as allergens, physical and/or mental stress, or seasonal changes.

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Hello, I have suffered with some moderate skin conditions such as contact and stress related dermatitis all my life but recently I have noticed...

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Please send in the photos of your hands...

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Could you please send in a photo of your current skin problems? That...

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I am a 14 year old female. The palms of my hand hurt when they get wet. The creases get really deep and my skin get very wrinkly only after a few...

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Thanks for sharing your concern with us.
You seem to be suffering from a type of eczema known as dyshidrotic eczema or pompholyx.
To treat the...

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I have tiny white spots on finger tips no pain just weird under finger not on actual tip what could it...

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Can be dyshidrotic eczema or post inflammatory hypopimentation

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