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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

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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

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 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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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?

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

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I have got dishydrosis eczema on my hands and feet, is there a permanent cure?

I have got dishydrosis eczema on my hands and feet, is there a permanent cure?

No: There are multiple treatments for eczema but nothing is permanent. Steroid creams are helpful when you have a flare up. ...Read more

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Dyshidrotic eczema but not itchy, what to do?

Dyshidrotic eczema but not itchy, what to do?

Topical Steroids: Dyshidrotic eczema that is unresponsive to general skin care measures is treated with higher potency topical corticosteroids like triamcinolone 0.5% ointment (group 3). Used twice per day while the rash is present then stop when it resolves. Avoid irritants, continue extensive skin hygiene measures, and encourage daily moisturization with products like Vanicream. ...Read more

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Is dyshidrotic eczema an autoimmune disorder? How is it treated?

Is dyshidrotic eczema an autoimmune disorder? How is it treated?

Cause unknown: Cause likely multifactorial. Characterized by sudden eruption of itchy vesicles on palms, soles, lateral aspects of the fingers. Vesicles persist for weeks, dry out, then resolve with skin peeling. Episodes may recur every 3-4 weeks for months/years. Daily moisturzation, avoid irritants/allergens, or exacerbating factors. Reduce stress. If unresponsive, high potency topical steroids are effective. ...Read more

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Can I use Clobetasol ointment or cream for eczema? (dyshidrotic eczema) until when? Thanks.

Yes you can: Keep in mind it is a "strong" steroid prescription medication so use it sparingly and do not use it for weeks upon end. A good plan would be to use it for 2 weeks, then off 2 weeks. It can discolor or thin the skin out or cause striae if used too much. Also avoid using it in certain areas like the face or the inguinal area where the skin is very thin. ...Read more

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Only atopic eczema increases the chances for asthma right? If I only have dyshidrotic eczema, I won't get asthma right?

Only atopic eczema increases the chances for asthma right? If I only have dyshidrotic eczema, I won't get asthma right?

Relax: Your age is listed as 18 years. If you have not developed symptomatic asthma by now the chances of it happening are minimal. Asthma comes in a broad spectrum of expressions, from a mild cough variant form to those that require multiple medications and occasional hospital care. Males with significant asthma will generally present with problems by a year of age. ...Read more

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Dyshidrotic Eczema is not linked to Asthma. Only Atopic Eczema is linked to Asthma (hence the term "Atopic March") Is this correct?

Dyshidrotic Eczema is not linked to Asthma. Only Atopic Eczema is linked to Asthma (hence the term "Atopic March") Is this correct?

Yes that's correct: Atopic march explains natural history of allergy progression in atopic individuals, while dyshidrotic eczema is different usually has no known cause, and treatment is different, but an individual can have the condition and have asthma too as two separate conditions not necessarily linked ...Read more

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How do you tell dyshidrotic eczema and the common eczema apart?

How do you tell dyshidrotic eczema and the common eczema apart?

Location: Eczema is a broad term used to describe a group of conditions characterized by dry sensitive skin. It include atopic dermatitis (usually starting in childhood associated with allergies), xerotic eczema (winter's itch), and others. Dyshidrotic eczema specifically denotes eczema on the hands. Patients have tiny tapioca pudding like blisters on the sides of the palms and fingers. ...Read more

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I believe I have pompholyx or dyshidrotic eczema (dyshidrotic dermatitis), probably the latter. How can I treat this?

I believe I have pompholyx or dyshidrotic eczema (dyshidrotic dermatitis), probably the latter. How can I treat this?

Dishidrotic eczema: In dyshidrotic eczema, typical first-line treatment includes high-strength topical steroids and cold compresses. Short courses of oral steroids are the second line of treatment for acute flares, and other immunosuppressants have also been tried. Corticosteroids are cornerstones of topical therapy. Guidelines have been established by the national institute of clinical evidence. ...Read more

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What else can look like dyshidrotic eczema on your hands?

What else can look like dyshidrotic eczema on your hands?

Rash: There are many things that can cause a rash on your hands. Excessive washing, dry skin not having enough lotion / cremes placed, allergic reaction. ... are several causes. It is difficult to diagnose skin problems without visualizing and closely examining the skin. Please arrange a physician evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is dyshidrotic eczema?

What is dyshidrotic eczema?

Dyshidrotic eczema: This is a condition that affects the hands and fingers and usually presents as small clear bumps on the palms and sides of fingers and can be very itchy. It is not contagious and best treated with cortisone creams and moisturizers. ...Read more

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What causes dyshidrotic eczema?

Etiology unknown: Dyshidrotic eczema usually occurs on the palms and soles. We don't know why some people are at risk. But there are identifiable triggers. These include recurrent exposure to chemical or mechanical irritants like frequent hand scrubbing or washing, as well as irritating chemicals and certain allergenic metals like nickel. Steroid creams & avoiding irritants are the first choice treatments. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat my dyshidrotic eczema? It is located on my hands and is constantly itching.

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Topical corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment. Usually we use class I steroids (Clobetasol) and class II (fluocinonide 0.05%) or III steroids (triamcinolone 0.5%).
Ointments penetrate the skin better than creams.
the choice of medication always depends on severity.
there are other options for resistant cases including but not lemited to : UV light, Botulinum toxins, Immunosuppressants. ...Read more

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Can one suddenly develop eczema at age 63? Dishydrosis in past. This "eczema" appeared as a tiny crop of itchy shiny wet looking blisters on thumb.

It is possible: However, you should see a dermatologist to examine you. There are other conditions that can resemble eczema. One often cause of an eczema-like problem at your age is simple dry skin that can become easily irritated. Your dermatologist can help you determine what is going on and the best treatment options. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from saliva through skin cracks caused dyshidrotic eczema?

Can you get HIV from saliva through skin cracks caused dyshidrotic eczema?

No risk: Saliva is a very poor HIV transmitter. Your best bet is to keep your skin healthy and moisturized. Since you have eczema, you are at increased risk of dry and cracked skin. You must apply hypoallergenic moisturizer after handwashing to reduce irritation. You might also consider wearing gloves if this weighs on you psychologically. ...Read more

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Hello, I have Dyshidrotic eczema on 1 foot. Can it spread to my hands? I am 16 years old.

Variably expressed: Eczema can spread, but not usually on palms, make sure you moisturize all the available exposed areas regularly, daily ...Read more

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I am 37 and have had dyshidrotic and regular eczema since I was 18. But I suddenly broke out in a red bumpy rash around my torso and tops of my legs.

I am 37 and have had dyshidrotic and regular eczema since I was 18. But I suddenly broke out in a red bumpy rash around my torso and tops of my legs.

Eczema: With a history of eczema, you are more likely to get eczema anywhere. Moisturize heavily in the affected areas. Cortisone creams for red or itchy areas. ...Read more

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I have what is believed to be dyshidrotic eczema on my hands. About 10 years ago, I had a positive ANA blood test. Is there any connection?

No: Ignore ana's unless they are very high titer or relate to specific concerns. Millions of people just in the us have had positive ana's that mean absolutely nothing. ...Read more

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I'm a restaurant busser, I have dyshidrotic eczema onhands. It gives me skin cracks and I'm worried about HIV risk from saliva from working with food?

No risk: Saliva is a very poor HIV transmitter. Your best bet is to keep your skin healthy and moisturized. Since you have eczema, you are at increased risk of dry and cracked skin. You must apply hypoallergenic moisturizer after handwashing to reduce irritation. You might also consider wearing gloves if this weighs on you psychologically. ...Read more

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Can dyshidrotic eczema be located on top of hands & shins? Hubby has seen drs. No answers creams don't seem to work. Hand itches, cracks & scabs over

Can dyshidrotic eczema be located on top of hands & shins? Hubby has seen drs. No answers creams don't seem to work. Hand itches, cracks & scabs over

NO: Dyshidrotic eczema presents on palms & soles. You need to see a dermatologist. You do not specify which cream was tried. That is very important as some are 1000x more potent than others. Probably he needs an ointment. ...Read more

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Scaly mildly itchy rash at side of fingers for 2-3 years (only at fingers-no irritant involv)no luck with antifungal tx. Dyshidrotic eczema or infection?

Contact/irritant: If you have dry skin, you will need to use a thick moisturizer after washing your hands whenever possible. Wear vinyl glove when washing dishes or anything else. Avoid scented soap of any kind. After washing hands before going to bed, apply some moisturizer on the hands and wear non-latex gloves overnight. Consider getting patch testing to find out whether contact allergen plays a role. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for eczema?

Good skin care.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. If doing this doesn't help enough, please see your doctor for additional management. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for eczema?

What is the best treatment for eczema?

Eczema: There is no one best treatment that universally works for everyone. Eczema in infants, for example, may be transient, triggered by dryness, foods such as eggs, milk protein, soaps or detergent. So avoid the triggers and moisturize the skin. You would have to try and see which moisturizer works best. Try topical steroid starting with otc Hydrocortisone 0.5-1.0% and/or oral antihistamine if severe. ...Read more

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Is efidel a good treatment for eczema?

? Elidel (pimecrolimus): I assume this is the medication you mean. If that is the case it is often very good in the treatment of eczema, although it is very expensive. ...Read more

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How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

Effective, but...: Has other therapy not worked? Though effective, long-term light therapy has many harmful effects, including premature skin aging and an increased risk of skin cancer. Your doctor can advise you of possible advantages and disadvantages of light exposure in your specific situation. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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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


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more