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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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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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