Dyshidrosis is a condition of the skin which produces small blisters on the hands or feet. It is stress related and can affect the tips and sides of the fingers, toes, palms and soles.
Causes of Dyshidrosis
The condition is probably related to periods of anxiety, stress and frustration. It occurs in ambitious people who internalize their emotion and have difficulty relaxing even during non-stressful periods. Excessive sweating does not cause this condition, but is often associated with it.
Signs and Symptoms of Dyshidrosis
Symptoms Dyshidrosis include small blisters, usually less than one mm. in diameter. They appear on the tips and sides of fingers, toes, palms and soles. The blisters are cloudy or opaque. The blisters are either flush with the skin or slightly elevated and they donít break easily. Small blisters eventually coalesce to form large blisters. Blisters may be asymptomatic, they may itch, or cause pain. Soap, water or irritating substances may worsen the condition.
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Medical Content Last Updated on 07/12/2008
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