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How To Help Yourself

How To Help Yourself

Dyhidrosis eczema is a less frequent kind of eczema affecting only 20 of every 100,000 Americans. However, it manages to have the most unattractive symptoms compared to the other kinds. Its symptoms are quite unpleasant such that the social life of those who have it is negatively affected, since other people perceive their condition as contagious even though its not. If you have dyshidrosis eczema or a person in your family has it, you need to know about this condition so you can help yourself or the one that you know.

What is dyshidrosis eczema?

Dyshidrosis eczema is a kind of eczema where the uppermost layer of the skin is irritated. The word dyhidrosis was derived from the term dyshidrotic which has the meaning bad sweating. This is due to the fact that it was originally thought that dyshidrosis eczema is caused by a lot of sweating. But, excessive sweating as a cause was later discredited since many people who had dyshidrosis eczema did not experience sweating beyond the normal amount.

Dyshidrosis eczema is also labeled dyshidrotic eczema which is usually misspelled as dyshydrotic eczema, pompholyx, cheiropompholyx, podopompholyx, and acute vesiculobullous hand eczema. The condition can either be acute, chronic, or recurrent, and only affects the fingers, palms, and soles of the feet. Since it affects the hands and feet, the rashes associated with it are difficult to hide from others.

What are the symptoms of eczema dyshidrotic?

In general, the rashes associated with dyshidrosis eczema are clear vesicles that are severely itchy. These rashes have a quick onset and can be characterized as being acute if they last for a short period of time, chronic if the rashes stay for more than weeks, and recurrent if they continue to come back. These red itchy blisters are very small and can be 3 millimeters or less in diameter. But, there are some people who dont have itching blisters, some people who feel pain as their symptom, and yet others who dont feel anything whatsoever.

The blisters manifest in groups on the sides and tips of fingers and toes, as well as on the palms and soles of the feet. In the worst cases of dyshidrosis eczema, the group of small blisters may come together and form larger blisters. If you look closely at the blisters and touch them, you will find that they are slightly elevated and do not break easily. When you scratch the blisters though, they can break and ooze clear fluid that is actually serum and not sweat as was initially thought. After the blisters have broken and the serum has leaked out, the skin will over the next few weeks or month crust and crack, leading to peeling. The peeling hands and peeling feet are often accompanied by pain, causing severe discomfort for the affected person.

What causes dyhidrosis eczema?

The exact cause of dyshidrosis eczema is unknown but there are a number of factors linked to its aggravation. What is established though is that science dismisses the condition as a sweating disorder.

Like many kinds of eczema, eczema dyshidrotic is linked to stress. Although many patients deny that stress is a possible factor to have caused their symptoms to appear, stress has always been known to trigger vesicular eruptions. Thus, doctors still believe that dyshidrosis eczema may be linked to stress.

Local infection of the hands or the feet are believed to be another possible cause of the condition. An example is fungal infections such Athletes foot.

Prolonged exposure to sunlight, water that has undergone several treatment processes, chlorinated water, antibacterial soaps, strong fragrances, fresh meat, and fruit juices have been reported to trigger outbreaks of blisters in some patients.

Foods with high nickel content such as cocoa products, whole grains, and nuts lead to dyshidrosis eczema in people who have nickel allergies.

Allergies to soy, coffee, teas, carbonated beverages, alcohol, latex and vinyl gloves, and leather treated with preservatives are also linked to the manifestaton of dyshidrotic blisters in some people.