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What is dyshidrosis? What are its symptoms and treatments?

What is dyshidrosis? What are its symptoms and treatments?

Dis=wrong: dis=wrong,hydrosis=sweat. This is a term often tied to the process of excessive sweating or skin conditions related to excessive sweat. Treatment varies with the location and issue involved. ...Read more

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Dyshidrotic Dermatitis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How can I cure my dyshidrosis on my fingers?

Dyshiderosis: You can control the dyshiderosis can be controlled with steroid creams, avoidance of nickel and possible use of potasium permanganate to dry up the lesions. ...Read more

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How should I treat dyshidrosis?

How should I treat dyshidrosis?

Depends: It's important to remove or get away from the source, if possible. Wear gloves when washing dishes, etc. We usually treat with creams or ointments containing steroids (like Hydrocortisone or triamcinolone) and with moisturizing lotions. In severe cases, there are some oral medicines that may be of some benefit. If over the counter meds aren't working, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my dyshidrosis?

Dyshidrosis: Dyshidrosis (also known as dyshidrotic eczema or pompholyx, ) is a skin condition that presents as small, fluid-filled blisters on the palms and fingers of the hands or the soles and toes of the feet. With dyshidrosis, the affected skin becomes inflamed and the areas between skin cells open and fill with fluid. Treatment is with topical prescription steroids. ...Read more

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Is dyshidrosis genetic?

Cause unknown: A rare, sporadic and itchy eruption of small vesicles on the fingers, palms, toes and soles of the feet, also known as dyshidrotic eczema, or Pompholyx. It usually disappears in three weeks, but may recur. Topical steroids may be helpful. It is thought associated with seasonal allergies or stress. It occurs twice as often in women than men ...Read more

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What's done for dyshidrosis eczema?

What's done for dyshidrosis eczema?

The itchy blisters: Also known as pomphylix, is an intensely itchy that can be acute, chronic, or recurrent dermatosis of the fingers, palms, and soles, frequently with sudden onset of many deep-seated itchy, clear vesicles; later, scaling, fissures which can cause pain. It is diffult to treat and often requires potent steroids. There are other treatments. Consult doc/dermatologist for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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I don't think I have contact dermatitis. I think it's "dyshidrosis" from what i've read online though how would i know?...It's spreading!

I don't think I have contact dermatitis. I think it's "dyshidrosis" from what i've read online though how would i know?...It's spreading!

Trying to diagnose : Yourself based on articles you read on line can sometimes lead you to incorrect conclusions. The best way to find out what is causing your skin problems is to see your dermatologist for a formal one to one evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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I have dyshidrosis and the blusters turned black from the inside. What could it be?

Blood: You likely have a small amount of blood inside the blister which should come off once the eczema heels during the current episode. The blood likely occurred from scratching or irritation or trauma. ...Read more

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What treats dyshidrosis on my hands?

What treats dyshidrosis on my hands?

Lots of cream.: Reduce the frequency of washing your hand with harsh soap and avoid using hand sanitizer too much. Use the thickest lotion or cream you can find. Aquapor is pretty good because it's thick. This skin issue may come and go for you depending on how dry the skin on your hands are. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies to heal dyshidrosis?

OTC creams: Aquaphor ointment or gold bond cream can be tried. Do not let it dry esp. after showers...treat soon. Always wear footwear/ socks. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat Dyshidrosis Eczema over the counter?

Not easy: Are the hands the major issues? If so. Avoid antibacterial or scented soap. Use a good moisturizer as often as possible after hand washing. Avoid irritants or solvents- wear non-tatex gloves as precautions. There is no great solution however OTC or Rx. ...Read more

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I have dyshidrosis. (¿nickel?) 1st break out lasted about a year & a half, went away for about 2 & is back. Need a successful cream recommendation...

I have dyshidrosis. (¿nickel?)  1st break out lasted about a year & a half, went away for about 2 & is back. Need a successful cream recommendation...

See dermatologist.: Dyshidrosis (or pompholyx) consists of itchy blisters on the sides of hands (and sometimes feet), and seldom responds 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. (nickel might be the trigger, but often is not.). ...Read more

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How do you get rid of dyshidrosis on fingers?

How do you get rid of dyshidrosis on fingers?

Dyshidrotic eczema : Moisturizing after hand washing and wearing gloves while doing wet work helps. A dermatologist may prescribe topical corticosteroids for redness and itch. ...Read more

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Dyshidrosis diagnosis not cleared up by steroid cream, what to do?

Dyshidrosis diagnosis not cleared up by steroid cream, what to do?

WHICH CREAM??????: Some steroid creams are 1000X MORE POTENT than others. You left out all the important details. Palms and soles? Foot fungus? Both sides? A dermatologist will help you. Psoriasis? Eczema? Contact? etc. Usually the super-potent steroids are used. Short courses of 20mg prednisone alternate days for a few doses is often useful. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between tinea pedis and plantar dyshidrosis?

What is the relationship between tinea pedis and plantar dyshidrosis?

2 different things : T. Pedis is a fungal infection usually easily treated with an anti fungal antibiotic. On the other hand, plantar dyshydrosis is not an infection but dry skin on the plantar surface of your foot (the part that rests on the ground). ...Read more

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I have what it seems to be dyshidrosis eczema. They only appear when hands are wet. How to treat this? Very annoying.

I have what it seems to be dyshidrosis eczema. They only appear when hands are wet. How to treat this? Very annoying.

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is usually treated with class one prescription topical steroids such as vanos, or clobetasol, or clobex spray, or topicort spray or others. See your dermatologist for a prescription. ...Read more

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3 or 4 little bumps on finger that resemble dyshidrosis. Is this condition easy to manage?Scared my hands will end up looking like the pictures online

Relax: Pompholyx is usually mild. May require no treatment. When significant symptoms, it usually responds to prescription topical steroids. I often prescribe clobetasol gel. Sometimes it needs oral prednisone. I usually give 10 or 20mg alternate days for just a few doses.It may be worse if you smoke, if you consume too much alcohol, if you spend long periods in plastic gloves. Acne can be treated if you ...Read more

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What causes dyshidrosis? Been suffering mildly from reoccurring blisters / fissures on fingers for last 3 years. Very annoying. Treat w Dermovate ATM.

What causes dyshidrosis? Been suffering mildly from reoccurring blisters / fissures on fingers for last 3 years. Very annoying. Treat w Dermovate ATM.

Allergic: It is almost always an allergic condition. More frequently it is something your hands are coming in contact with. Less frequently it is something you are ingesting. It is worth the time and effort to see an allergist to try and identify possible culprits, especially if you are having the ongoing symptoms you describe. Also get dermatologist involved if one not involved already. ...Read more