Dyshidrotic Eczema

Dyshidrotic Eczema

Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy and inflamed. Eczema is very common, in fact, it affects more than 31 million Americans. This skin condition is not contagious and you cannot catch it from someone who already has this condition.

If you notice changes in the appearance of your skin or if you develop skin rashes and/or irritation, you can consult the best dermatologist in East New York. Please contact Doral Health and Wellness Dermatology Center to schedule an appointment.

Dyshidrotic eczema is one of the many types of eczema. This condition usually affects adults under 40 years old. It usually appears in your hands and feet and has symptoms of intense itching and small blisters. In some cases, the blisters become large and watery, and when infected can swell and become painful.


The main symptom of dyshidrotic eczema is the small, itchy blisters that usually pop in clusters. You can also notice some of the following:

  • Cracked and dry skin as blisters fade
  • Blisters on the edge of your toes and/or fingers
  • A burning feeling before your blisters appear
  • Sweaty skin around the blisters

If you scratch your rash too much, your skin may thicken and become scaly. This can result in larger blisters and it may become infected.


Researchers are not so sure what causes dyshidrotic eczema, but it is more common in women than in men. You are also more likely to get it if you have hay fever, allergies or other types of eczema. There are several things that can trigger dyshidrotic eczema, which can include:

  • Stress
  • Humid weather
  • Weak immune system
  • HIV infection
  • Allergies
  • Sweaty hands and feet


Your medical provider can prescribe you an ointment or cream to help control the swelling and blisters. If you have a severe flare-up, you might need to take antihistamines to help with the itching. You can also try some home remedies to help soothe the itching on your skin, which includes:

  • Use warm water in washing your hands.
  • Soak your hands and feet to help improve the itching.
  • If your skin is blistering, apply a cold compress for at least 30 minutes, three times a day.
  • Apply moisturizers frequently to help restore your skin’s protective layer.
  • Dry your hands thoroughly after washing, bathing, or swimming.

Each form of eczema has its own set of symptoms and triggers, and will most likely need treatment. This is why it is important that you have your condition checked by a dermatologist. A dermatologist can and will help you manage your symptoms and avoid further flare-ups.

At Doral Health and Wellness Dermatology Center, we have the best dermatologists who can help you take care of your skin. As dermatology experts in East New York, we are dedicated in providing the best services. You can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212, to schedule an appointment. You can also call us at 1-347-384-5690 or visit our website at https://www.bestbrooklyndermatologist.com.

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