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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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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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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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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?

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

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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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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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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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