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Dyshidrotic Eczema (Dyshidrosis) – Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Diagnosis, Treatment and More

Dyshidrotic Eczema and The Causes

Dyshidrotic dermatitis, also known as foot-and-hand eczema or dyshidrosis, is a skin issue that cause itchy, small blisters. These spots tend to occur on the feet, fingers, or palms. They may progress over a few weeks and become scaly areas. The condition could be linked to seasonal allergies and atopic dermatitis. While it is possible to treat dyshidrotic dermatitis, symptoms cannot be cured and tend to recur in the future. [1]

The exact cause of dyshidrotic dermatitis is still unknown. Scientists have found out that it occurs around the sweat glands, but not due to a dysfunction of these body parts. The disease is not contagious and has a strong association with atopic dermatitis. It is estimated that up to 50 percent of reported cases are also diagnosed with atopic dermatitis. This makes some health experts think that the condition is a type of atopic dermatitis that specially affect the feet and hands. [2]