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Dyshidrosis

Also known as Sweat Gland Disorder and Sweat Gland Disease

Dyshidrosis (also known as "acute vesiculobullous hand eczema," "cheiropompholyx," "dyshidrotic eczema," "pompholyx," and "podopompholyx") is a skin condition that is characterized by small blisters on the hands or feet. It is an acute, chronic, or recurrent dermatosis of the fingers, palms, and soles, characterized by a sudden onset of many deep-seated pruritic, clear vesicles; later, scaling, fissures and lichenification occur. Recurrence is common and for many can be chronic. Incidence/prevalence is said to be 1/5,000 in the United States. However, many cases of eczema are diagnosed as garden-variety atopic eczema without further investigation, so it is possible that this figure is misleading.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with dyshidrosis, 83% report having skin rash, 45% report having skin lesion, and 38% report having skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of dyshidrosis are skin rash, skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness, acne or pimples, dry or flaky scalp, foot or toe lump or mass, and skin on leg or foot looks infected, although you may still have dyshidrosis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with dyshidrosis often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), depression screen, examination of foot, excision of skin lesion, excision, bone density scan, corneal transplant and procedures on spleen .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with dyshidrosis include triamcinolone, clobetasol topical, fluocinonide topical, betamethasone topical product, terbinafine topical, petrolatum topical, hydrocortisone topical, calcitriol topical, dapsone topical, dantrolene, halobetasol topical, multivitamin with iron and emollients, topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for dyshidrosis include age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get dyshidrosis.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.9x
5-14 years
0.7x
15-29 years
1.1x
30-44 years
0.6x
45-59 years
1.6x
60-74 years
1.2x
75+ years
0.8x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
1.1x
Other
0.7x
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