Eczema dyshidrotic also called acro vesicular eczema, is a form of eczema on the hands and feet. Blisters, blisters, and itching are the most important features. The condition is most common in women between 20 and 30 years old.
Symptoms dyshidrotic eczema
Dyshidrotic eczema starts suddenly. Itchy blisters appear in the palms and on the sides of the fingers and less often on the soles of the feet. The blisters can merge into large blisters, especially at the feet. The skin around the blisters is usually normal but can discolor light red. The blisters dry into brown dots that are peeled off after 2 to 3 weeks. Often the condition repeats itself regularly and only completely disappears after months or years.
How does dyshidrotic eczema develop?
The exact cause of dyshidrotic eczema, despite much research, is still unclear. It is suspected that it can be a response to many different factors. Hypersensitivity to nickel and emotional stress and stress seem to play the most important role. People who have already had eczema can get a new attack due to sun and heat.
Is it serious and what can you expect?
It is not serious but it is difficult. It can often come back and therefore take years. The eczema is difficult to treat.
When to the doctor?
If you have a one-off attack of dyshidrotic eczema, you do not have to go to the doctor. The condition will disappear spontaneously within two to three weeks. However, if you repeatedly undergo an attack, a visit to your doctor may be useful. Together you can then search for a possible cause. If this is found and can be treated, further repetitions of eczema can be prevented. If you have a lot of itching, the doctor can prescribe an ointment or cream that reduces itching. Experience shows, however, that dyshidrotic eczema is very difficult to treat.
What can you do about it yourself?
Because the cause of dyshidrotic eczema is unknown, you cannot do anything to prevent or treat the condition.
General advice and precautions
Research shows that emotional stress and stress probably play a role in the development of dyshidrotic eczema. If you feel that this is the case with you, it may be useful to pay attention to this. If you cannot solve it yourself or with the help of your environment, you can get help from your doctor or another care provider.
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