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Dyshidrotic Eczema: Things you need to know


Small itchy blisters that affect the soles of feet and palms of hand

Dyshidrotic Eczema affects the adults mostly between the ages of 20 and 40. It affects women more than men. [1]

- Requires skin specialists to diagnose the exact form of the disease
- Treatable with proper medication
- Patch tests may be needed
- Not contagious
- The resolving time depends on the severity of symptoms

Dyshidrotic Eczema is a skin condition that induces itchy blisters on the skin. The blisters contain fluid. The blisters erupt for two to three weeks and may worsen with itching. The skin is left cracked and hard post the eruption.


Self-Diagnosable – A skin specialist is needed to diagnose the condition.
Skin patch tests may be required to determine the patient’s allergy conditions.
Itching and discomfort in the affected area is felt.
Skin around the area is more prone to sweating.
The nails may change color and thicken sometimes.
Burning sensation before the eruption occurs.


Self-Care: Self-treatment can be employed at home by using a cold compress and applying medicated cream.

Medicines: Ointments can be applied. In case of severe outbreak, Steroids can be used only under medical supervision.

Hand gloves: To do daily chores might help to keep the symptoms under check.

Specialists: Once symptoms persist, contact a skin specialist immediately. mfine will provide you with the complete specialist care under one roof.

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