- Anti-itch medicines taken by mouth (antihistamines)
- Strong steroid creams or ointments
Do not scratch the blisters. You should avoid frequent bathing, hand washing, and irritating substances, which can make itching worse.
There is no cure. Dyshidrotic eczema normally goes away without problems, but symptoms may return later. Excess scratching may lead to thick, irritated skin, which is more difficult to treat and takes longer to heal.
- Pain and itching that limits the use of the hands
- Secondary bacterial infection
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call your doctor if you have:
- Tenderness, redness, warmth, or fever, which may be signs of an infection
- Any type of rash that does not go away with simple home treatments
Dyshidrotic eczema : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Dyshidrotic eczema : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Dyshidrotic eczema : Treatment
Review Date : 12/11/2009
Reviewed By : Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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