Dyshidrotic eczema or dyshirosis, is a skin condition in which blister develops on the soles of feet and at the palm of your hand. These blisters are usually itchy and may be filled with fluid. Blisters normally last for about two-three weeks and sometimes they are related to seasonal allergies or stress. What actually causes them is still unknown; experts believe that it is totally related to the seasonal allergies like hay fever so they bring up during the time of allergy season.
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These blisters come and go over time because there is no cure. But you can manage them with medicine, moisturizers and a good hygiene. Dyshidrotic eczema often happens to adult ages20 to 40. Stress, allergies, moist hands, contact with nickel, cobalt or chromium salt may be triggers Dyshidrotic eczema.
Symptoms of Dyshidrotic eczema
The small, itchy blisters are the most noticeable signs. These usually pop up in acluster or you may feel anitch or burning palm before they appear. The skin around the blister may sweat more than usual and your nails might thicken and change colors too. They go away in 2-3 weeks but theskin underneath can be red and tender for a while.
This common skin disease has many names, including:
- Cheiropompholyx (affects the hands)
- Dyshidrotic dermatitis
- Foot-and-hand eczema
- Pedopompholyx (affects the feet)
- Vesicular eczema
- Vesicular palmoplantar eczema
It always important to understand, which type of eczema so that you can treat manage it better. The only way to know you have eczema or skin problem is to make an appointment with your doctor.
Examination and test
Your doctor may be able to diagnose this condition by looking out your skin. After that only skin biopsy may be needed. To rule out other cases such as fungal infection or psoriasis. And if your doctor thinks the condition may be due to an allergic reaction allergy reaction allergy testing may be done.
Prevention and control of outbreaks
Unfortunately, there is no certain proven way to prevent to control outbreaks of Dyshidrotic eczema. The best advice is to help to strengthen your skin by applying the moisturizer daily. Avoiding triggers such as perfume, soap or harsh cleanser. And staying hydrated.
How to prevent Dyshidrotic eczema
There is no certain way to prevent eczema, including dyshidrotic eczema. However, good skin care can cure it like daily bathing and moisturizing can help to your skin against skin irritation. So that it doesn’t flare up.
You Doctor can prescribe an ointment and cream with a steroid in it to bring down swelling and help to get rid of it. Your skin will take in the medicine better if you put a wet compress on it after you use the cream. If you have aterribleflare-up, you might need to tale steroid drug. There are also treatments for eczema that can’t be too severe and causing itching and pain.
This therapy uses UV (ultra-violate) light to clear up your skin. You might get a medicine first to help your skin and response better to the light.
These shots stop your hands and feet from sweating, which can trigger the blisters.
Medicines that slow down your immune system
Tacrolimus (Protopic) ointment or pimecrolimus (Elidel) cream can calm the swelling and irritation. These drugs can be options if you don't want to take steroids.
Draining the blisters
Your dermatologist can drain fluid from the blisters. Don't try to do this yourself. You could make eczema worse.
Change of diet
Change in your diet can also help.Some say, taking vitamin A inyour diet plan will help. But be sure to ask your doctor before doing so.