Dyshidrosis eczema is a rare skin condition in which fluid-filled blisters develop on the fingers and feet including the sole. The blisters are small in size and develop in clusters. In case of severe affliction, the small blisters may fuse and become larger.
The condition is usually very itchy and the pain degenerates with time. It takes at least three weeks for the affliction to cure, and once the blisters dry and flake off and leaves a mark behind. Dyshidrosis eczema may recur after some time and hence need to be treated properly.
What Are The Causes Of Dyshidrotic Eczema?
Dyshidrotic eczema is caused by the following reasons:
- People susceptible to certain allergies, such as hay fever (Allergic Rhinitis), are more likely to develop this disease.
- Some people have to work in conditions which mostly keep their hands moist. These people gave greater chances of contracting dyshidrotic eczema on their fingers.
- Workers who do cement work or have to expose their hands to cobalt, chromium, or nickel often end up contracting this disease.
- People with sensitive skin and who have to work under lot of stress can also develop this disease.
- People sensitive to seasonal changes may develop dyshidrotic eczema with change of season
Symptoms Of Dyshidrotic Eczema
Like other skin diseases dyshidrotic eczema has some distinctive symptoms. These include:
- Ceaseless and intense itching sensation.
- Appearance of small bumps which steadily develop into a rash. The rash is filled with fluid and slowly grows in size. As the affliction grows severe, the rash proliferates and may fuse to form larger rashes.
- As the blisters grow large in size it is accompanied with increasing pain.
- The severity of the affliction may also cause fissures or grooves or cracks to appear on the fingers or toes or soles of the feet
Home Remedies For Dyshidrotic Eczema
If the rash on your feet or hands refuses to go away by itself, it’s time for you to take some serious action.
The following self-care procedures can help check the spread of dyshidrotic eczema:
- Avoid scratching the rash. Though the temptation can be irresistible, you need to keep away from scratching at all cost.
- Do not expose your skin to water. If you have to work in moist conditions make sure you include some protective measures like wearing cotton gloves or water resistant boots.
- After washing your hands use moisturizing cream on your hands
- You should also protect the hands from irritant chemicals. Some such chemicals commonly used in home include perfumed lotions or liquid soaps or dish washing soap.
- Like your hand, moisturize your feet frequently especially when you feel there is too much irritation in the area.
- If the affliction is at an early stage, soak the affected areas with white vinegar or salt water. Do it regularly for 30 minutes to prevent the disease from spreading.
- Do not rub the skin with towel. Instead pad the skin gently to avoid any irritation
- Avoid hot baths at all costs. Instead bathe the affected area with lukewarm water. Also use soaps or skin products which are fragrance free.
- If you have to work with chemical salts, avoid nickel completely. Also keep away from harsh cleaning products such as detergents.