Dyshidrotic eczema is a condition in which small, itchy blisters develop on the hands and feet.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
This blistering type of eczema is twice as common in women than men.
People are more likely to develop dyshidrotic eczema when:
- They are under stress
- They have allergies, such as hayfever
- Their hands are often in water or moist
- They do cement work or other work that exposes their hands to chromium, cobalt, nickel
The cause is unknown. The condition seems to appear during certain times of the year.