Dyshidrotic eczema, is a skin condition in which blisters develop on the soles of your feet and the palms of your hands and fingers.
It can affect people of any age, but it’s most often seen in adults under 40. Interesting thing is, this common skin disease has many names, including:
- Cheiropompholyx (affects the hands) .
- Dyshidrotic dermatitis.
- Foot-and-hand eczema.
- Pedopompholyx (if affects the feet) .
- Vesicular eczema.
- Vesicular palmoplantar eczema.
In this video, we will introduce some useful information about dyshidrotic eczema causes, types, symptoms, treatment, remedies, and prevention.
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Main causes of dyshidrotic eczema
It’s not clear exactly what causes dyshidrotic eczema in modern medicine, but it may be triggered or made worse by following things:
- metal, particularly cobalt or nickel
- a specific ingredient in a personal care product like soap or moisturizer
- medication, especially birth control or aspirin
- smoking (tobacco)
- a skin infection like Athlete’s foot
- an intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) infusion
- Stressful life.
- Hot or cold temperature imbalance.
In traditional medicine, it is believed that dyshidrotic eczema is caused by the damage of the balance of the body organs natures, especially the skin natures, which is affected by various internal and external factors.
Symptoms of dyshidrotic eczema
You can only get this type of eczema on your hands, feet, or both. Most people develop it only on their hands.
Whether it appears on your hands, feet, or both, dyshidrotic eczema can cause these signs and symptoms.
- Itching, burning sensation, prickly feeling, or pain. Before you see anything on your skin, you may have intense itching, burning, or pain on the skin where blisters will appear.
- Tiny, itchy, fluid-filled blisters. Some people develop groups of blisters that grow together, forming larger blisters.
- Sweat where you have blisters. For some people, the skin with blisters tends to be wet with sweat.
- Dry, scaly skin. The blisters clear in about 3 to 4 weeks. As the blisters clear, you’ll see peeling skin where you had blisters, and the skin will feel dry.
- Dark spots. People who have a darker skin tone may develop lingering dark spots where they had blisters.
- Skin infection. Scratching the intensely itchy blisters can lead to a skin infection.
Treatment options for dyshidrotic eczema
- Moisturizing lotion or cream. This helps treat dry skin.
- Steroid ointments. This can reduce inflammation.
- Calcineurin creams. These may also reduce inflammation.
- Steroid medicines taken by mouth (oral). These are used for more severe symptoms.
- Draining of very large blisters. This can reduce pain.
- Treatment with psoralen and ultraviolet light (PUVA). This is used for people with chronic, severe symptoms.
These treatment methods must be supervised your dermatologists. Because corticosteroids may thin your skin and some oral medication may affect your other organ functions.
Home remedies and prevention tips for dyshidrotic eczema
Knowing your triggers and maintaining a regular skincare routine can help prevent and manage dyshidrotic eczema flares. Helpful steps can include:
- Wash the affected skin with a mild cleanser and gently pat dry.
- Apply a heavy cream with ingredients like ceramides to help repair the skin barrier.
- Remove rings and other jewelry when you wash your hands so water doesn’t linger on you skin.
- Wash then moisturize hands or feet immediately after coming into contact with a potential trigger.
- Use stress management techniques.
- Keep fingernails short to help prevent scratching from breaking the skin.
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