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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is dyshidrotic eczema?

This refers to a skin inflammation where small blisters develop on the fingers, palms, and soles.

Symptoms of dyshidrotic eczema

  • Skin Itching

  • Blisters

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Sweating over a specific part of the body only, e.g. palms, soles, armpits, or face

  • Colorless or yellowish blisters

  • Skin problem over the back of the hand

  • Heat rash

  • Sweating at the moment

Questions your doctor may ask to check for dyshidrotic eczema

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose dyshidrotic eczema

  • Is your skin itchy?

  • Do you have skin blisters?

  • Do you have flaky, scaly skin?

  • Do you sweat excessively on certain areas like palms, soles, underarms, and face?

  • Do you have yellow or skin-colored blisters?

Treatment for dyshidrotic eczema

Avoid harsh soaps and popping the blisters. Moisturizers and steroid creams can help with healing.

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References

  • Calle Sarmiento PM, Chango Azanza JJ. Dyshidrotic Eczema: A Common Cause of Palmar Dermatitis. Cureus. 2020 Oct 7;12(10):e10839. doi: 10.7759/cureus.10839. PMID: 33173645; PMCID: PMC7647841.

    https://www.cureus.com/articles/42664-dyshidrotic-eczema-a-common-cause-of-palmar-dermatitis

  • Nishizawa A. Dyshidrotic Eczema and Its Relationship to Metal Allergy. Curr Probl Dermatol. 2016;51:80-5. doi: 10.1159/000446785. Epub 2016 Aug 30. PMID: 27584966.

    https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/446785

  • Tchernev G, Zanardelli M, Voicu C, Bakardzhiev I, Lotti T, Lotti J, França K, Batashki A, Wollina U. Impetiginized Dyshidrotic Eczema. Open Access Maced J Med Sci. 2017 Jul 19;5(4):539-540. doi: 10.3889/oamjms.2017.081. PMID: 28785355; PMCID: PMC5535680.

    https://spiroski.migration.publicknowledgeproject.org/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2017.081

  • Bose R, Beecker J. Dyshidrotic eczema in two patients on secukinumab for plaque psoriasis: A case report. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2020 Feb 10;8:2050313X20904561. doi: 10.1177/2050313X20904561. PMID: 32095241; PMCID: PMC7011358.

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Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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