I believe i have pompholyx or dyshidrotic eczema (dyshidrotic dermatitis), probably the latter. how can i treat this?
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Dermatology 32 years experience
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Dermatology 44 years experience
Synonyms.: Pompholyx and dyshidrosis are the same condition, so if you have one, you have the other. Those itchy blisters on the sides of your hands (and sometimes feet) seldom respond to over-the-counter treatments, so don't waste your money. A dermatologist will give you a strong prescription cream or ointment, and possibly and oral or injectable medication as well.
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Family Medicine 17 years experience
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.
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Last updated May 7, 2018
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