Category: Illness or disabilities



Introduction and description

Dyshidrosis, also called dyshidrotic e., pompholyx, vesicular palmoplantar dermatitis, is essentially eczema.

The rash or blistered skin, however, only occurs on the palms of the hands, and/or soles of the feet, and sides of fingers and toes. Tiny opaque bumps called vesicles, thickening, and cracks are accompanied by itching, which gets worse at night, because the body tends to do its healing whilst we are sleeping and the widening of the veins and arteries needed to get the immune 'troops' to the site, can affect nerve ends.

For symptoms, causes and methods of alleviation and treatment see Eczema