dyshidrotic eczema

Dyshidrotic eczema is a skin condition that yields small, itchy blisters on the edges of the fingers, toes, palms, and soles of the feet. Although this conditions is a less common form of eczema, it is twice as common in women as it is in men.

Symptoms of dyshidrotic eczema include:

  • Small fluid-filled blisters (vesicles) on the fingers, hands, and feet
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Flaking
  • Scaly, cracked skin
  • Pain

Dyshidrotic eczema triggers:

  • Stress
  • Allergies (such as hay fever)
  • Moist hands and feet
  • Exposure to nickel (in metal-plated jewelry)
  • Cobalt (found in metal-plated objects, and in pigments used in paints and enamels)
  • Chromium salts (used in the manufacturing of cement, mortar, leather, paints, and anticorrosives)

What can you do to help control Dyshidrotic eczema?

  • Understand what your eczema triggers are and avoid them
  • Moisturize skin every day and apply a moisturizer within three minutes after bathing to “lock in” moisture
  • Wear soft, loose-clothing (like cotton) and avoid rough, scratchy fibers
  • Avoid hot/cold temperatures and use lukewarm water for baths and showers, using mild soap or non-soap cleansers
  • Gently pat your skin dry (don’t rub) with a soft towel
  • Avoid rapid changes of temperature and activities that make you sweat
  • Use a humidifier in cold, dry weather
  • Avoid scratching skin
  • If you have known allergic triggers, remove carpets from your house.

1,2,3,4,5 https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/types-of-eczema/atopic-dermatitis/

bhcmedicalcentre.com.au/uncategorized/how-common-are-eczema-and-psoriasis-in-australia/

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/eczema-atopic-dermatitis

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