Dyshidrotic eczema is a disease of the skin which results in the formation of small blisters, as well as patches of skin that get inflamed and easily crack. This skin disease is recurring, meaning that it is not something that one is typically affected by only once and flare ups of the condition can re-occur numerous times in the patient’s life. This form of eczema occurs in around 10% of people who have eczema on the hands or feet. It usually affects individuals who are between the ages of 5 and 75, the median age being 39 years.
While medical statistics have shown that it is more present in warmer climates and during the summer period, this disease is present in all areas of the globe and also can occur during any season.
One thing that is important to know about dyshidrotic eczema is that it is not a contagious disease. While certain types of skin infections can make it worse, it is not caused by a viral, fungal or bacterial infection. This means that systemic or topical antibiotics that are commonly used to treat other skin conditions like acne will have little effect on it. While the disease will not affect the internal organs and will therefore not have any other consequences on the patient’s overall health, severe cases of this form of eczema can result in pain as well as irritation in the affected area.
There are various substances which are sometimes referred to as eczema cures. It should be known that in the case of dyshidrotic eczema, there is no cure that has been recognized by the medical community. Therefore, treatment will be made using a variety of substances in order to determine which ones the patient will respond to the best.
Doctors and dermatologists commonly give topical corticosteroid creams to treat it, however these are not recommended as a long term solution due to potential side effects. Therefore, it is best to use more natural treatments that are safer, milder and in many cases more effective.