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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is dyshidrotic eczema?

This refers to an inflammation of the skin where small blisters develop over the fingers, palms and soles.

Symptoms of dyshidrotic eczema

  • Skin Itching

  • Blisters

  • Colorless or yellowish blisters

  • Heat rash

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Skin abnormality

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

  • Sweating at the moment

Questions your doctor may ask to check for dyshidrotic eczema

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose dyshidrotic eczema

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have blisters on your skin?

  • Do you have yellow or skin-colored blisters?

  • Do you have a heat rash?

  • Do you have scaly skin that flakes off?

Treatment for dyshidrotic eczema

Avoid harsh soaps or bursting the blisters. Moisturisers and steroid creams can help with healing.

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