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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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
Tinea pedis: Indirect: there is no relation except if the dyshidrosis it itchy and you scratch and cause breaks in the skin then fungus can penetrate better. Also if there is any moisture from the dyshidrotic vesicles, the moisture could promote the growth of the fungus. Also if strong topical steroids were used to treat the dyshidrotic eczema they could impair the host's resistance to a fungal infection. ...Read more
I have what it seems to be dyshidrosis eczema. They only appear when hands are wet. How to treat this? Very annoying.
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
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
Okay, so I have that dyshidrosis thing, where you bubbly spots on hands, I have a few , i don't have cracks or anything bad, but how do I get rid of it?
Dyshidrosis: Dyshidrosis is a chronic condition of "tapioca pudding-like" bubbling on hands. Dyshidrosis common in people with allergies. It flares when under stress, when hands in water often or working with certain chemicals/irritants. Keeping hands moisturized, wearing rubber gloves with cotton gloves underneath when doing housework helps. It may need prescription from your dermatologist. ...Read more
Any thoughts on treating my Dyshidrosis with botulinum toxin injections? My hands are chronic and my feet are tolerable. Corticosteroid is useless.
Which steroid?: You are likely to be disappointed with botox. Do you have psoriasis or dyshidrotic eczema or pustulosis palmaris? You may respond to clobetasol gel rubbed in twice a day. Prednisone is very well tolerated if used in small doses never 2 days in a row. Sometimes people learn to take Prednisone when in exacerbation. Typical would be 10 or 20mg M-W-F for only a few doses. ...Read more
Dyshidrosis always seems to occur on same spot, same finger in winter. I don't wear rings. Middle finger, distal joint. Skin cracks. Why same spot?
Same spot: There may be no known reason why the dyshidrosis also occurs on the same spot. That may be your domaninant hand and you may tend to do certain things with that finger. Washing your hands alot and not wearing gloves in the winter makes it worse. You should see a dermatologist for a cortisone cream. It is a treatment, but not a cure. Always use a mild soap when washing. ...Read more
Itchy blister type under foot. Over a year. Not sure if it's a fungus or dyshidrosis eczema? Once broken it spreads to new blisters. Gets also flaky and skin thickens. Sore and tired of this. Please help?
Consultation: If you haven't been examined by a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment,you should do so. If you have, consult a podiatrist. It's time for a diagnosis to be made and proper treatment administered. ...Read more
No: There are multiple treatments for eczema but nothing is permanent. Steroid creams are helpful when you have a flare up. ...Read more