dyshidrotic eczema tagged posts

What is Dyshidrotic Eczema?

In dyshidrotic eczema, also called dyshidrosis or pompholyx, tiny blisters develop on the feet and hands. Common areas where these deep-seated and fluid-filled blisters form include the fingers, palms and soles. These small blisters last about three weeks and can cluster to form large and painful blisters. Patients experience intense itching with this condition, but excessive scratching can cause the skin to crack and to weep as the fluid from the blisters releases. Bacterial infections can also occur due to scratching, and the resulting cracked and crusty skin may not heal for weeks. This condition tends to reappear for months or, in some cases, years after the initial outbreak.

Causes

For many years, doctors believed that excessive sweating caused dyshidrosis...

Read More