Dyshidrosis, also called dyshidrotic eczema, dyshidrotic dermatitis, or vesicular eczema, is a type of hand dermatitis that can also affect the feet. According to the Cleveland Clinic, this type accounts for between five and twenty percent of hand dermatitis. Like most forms of eczema, there is no cure for dyshidrosis, but most individuals can manage the condition. In many cases, symptoms are not constant, and certain triggers cause flare-ups.
Dyshidrosis forms on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Small, fluid-filled blisters develop on the edges of the fingers, palms, toes, and soles. The condition may have a link to seasonal allergies and occurs twice as often in women as in men.
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