Definition Dyshidrotic eczema is a condition in which small, itchy blisters develop on the hands and feet. Alternative Names Dyshidrosis; Pompholyx 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.
Eczema is a chronic skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes. Atopic eczema is the most common type.
Infantile eczema; Atopic dermatitis; Dermatitis - atopic; Eczema - atopic
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Atopic eczema is due to a hypersensitivity reaction (similar to an allergy ) in the skin, which leads to long-term inflammation of the skin.
Eczema is most common in infants. Many people outgrow it by early adulthood. The condition tends to run in families.
People with eczema often have asthma or hay fever , too. There is often a family history of allergic conditions such as asthma, hay fever, or eczema.
The following can make eczema symptoms worse:
Allergies to pollen, mold, dust mites, or animals
Colds or the flu
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I've had this picture in my head for many years now that there might be a link between asthma and eczema, and more recently, that eczema might actually cause asthma. So I set off on a quest to determine if this "theory" holds any merit. I first became familiar with the asthma-eczema link back in 1985 when I was admitted to National Jewish Health for six months for my asthma. While there, I became friends with a few asthmatics who also had eczema. One kid had to sit in a bathtub every morning for special treatment by one of the nurses or counselors, and he had to have his hands wrapped. After meeting him and listening to his stories, I felt fortunate to simply have asthma. Recently I had a boy born with eczema, and considering I have a history of asthma I wanted to see what the odds were of him also developing asthma. So, first we need some basic information about these diseases: Eczema : "An allergic condition that targets your skin," According to Asthma for Dummies
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