Dyshidrotic Dermatitis

What is Dyshidrotic Dermatitis?

Dyshidrotic eczema (also known as dyshidrosis or foot-and-hand eczema) is a skin condition in which small, fluid-filled blisters form on the soles of your feet and/or the palms of your hands or side of your figures. These blisters will come and go at random times. Currently, there is no cure for the condition. However, the use of medicine, moisturizers, and good hygiene can help individuals manage the condition. Our Moisture-All Lotion has been a great solution to help relieve and hydrate sensitive skin where the condition is present.

Typically, dyshidrotic eczema starts to become less present as the individual ages. Middle age is when people usually see the condition start to fade. Foot-and-hand eczema is usually present in adults ages 20 to 40 and is twice as common in women as in men. If an individual has a mild case of dyshidrosis, it will eventually go away on its own.

What Causes Dyshidrotic Dermatitis?

The exact cause of dyshidrotic eczema isn’t known. Often times, it is associated with atopic dermatitis . Some experts believe that the condition is tied to seasonal allergy conditions, such as hay fever. These blisters may erupt more during seasonal timing. Individuals may experience symptoms more during the spring season or when they experience nasal allergies. Some other causes that might be linked to an individual getting dyshidrosis include:

  • Emotional or physical stress
  • Exposure to cobalt and nickel
  • Sensitive skin
  • Atopic dermatitis

Dyshidrotic Dermatitis Symptoms

Small, itchy blisters are the common symptom of dyshidrotic dermatitis. These blisters usually form in clusters on the hands, fingers, or feet. Usually, they are the width of a standard lead pencil. They may itch or cause a burning sensation before they appear. In some cases, the skin around the blisters might sweat and the individual’s fingernails might enlarge and/or change colors. Commonly, these blisters are gone within two to three weeks. But they can leave a red and tender mark underneath the skin after the blisters have gone away.

On occasion, large blisters will form or the small blisters may combine to form larger ones. The blisters can become very painful and itchy. These blisters ultimately cause the skin to become dry, cracked, and painful to the touch. If you’ve been scratching the areas, the skin may feel spongy or may feel thick. Our Moisture-All Lotion is made to help relieve, protect, hydrate, and soothe these affected areas.

Dyshidrotic Dermatitis Treatment

When it comes to treating dyshidrotic dermatitis, a dermatologist can recommend a number of treatments depending on the severity of eczema. These treatments include different ointments or creams with a steroid to help reduce the swelling of the blisters. When it comes to the dry and itching symptoms on the skin, Moisture-All Lotion and Cutemol Emollient Dry Skin Cream are great ways to take care of the job. This medicated eczema cream is formulated to quickly lessen the pain and irritation that comes from dry, itchy blisters. Simply apply the cream to the infected area until the discomfort subsides.