Photos of Dyshidrosis (Dyshidrotic Eczema)

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Written by: Pedro Pinheiro, MD

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What is dyshidrotic eczema?

Dyshidrosis, also called dyshidrotic eczema, is a dermatologic condition characterized by lesions in the form of small, itchy blisters that typically appear on the hands and soles.

In this article, we’ll only show pictures of dyshidrosis lesions on the hands and feet. For more detailed information on the condition, including causes, symptoms, severity criteria, and treatment, visit the following link: Dyshidrotic Eczema: Blisters on the Hands, Fingers, and Feet.

Images of dyshidrotic eczema

Episodes of dyshidrosis begin with itching followed by the sudden appearance of small vesicles on the hands, usually on the palms, fingers, or back.

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In some patients with a more severe presentation and multiple lesions, the small blisters can join together to form larger blisters. Large blisters can be single or multiple, depending on the severity of the eczema.

The blisters last about three to four weeks. When they dry out, the skin becomes dry and can flake and crack.

When the episodes are too frequent, the patient with dyshidrotic eczema can develop chronic dermatitis of the hands or feet, characterized by sores, red plaques, thickening of the skin, peeling, and cracks.



Dr. Pedro Pinheiro

Pedro Pinheiro holds a medical degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and is a specialist in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, certified by the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and the Brazilian Society of Nephrology (SBN). He is currently based in Lisbon, Portugal, with his credentials recognized by the University of Porto and the Portuguese Nephrology Specialty College.

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