Dyshidrotic Eczema

This image displays deep-appearing blisters typical of dyshidrotic eczema

This image displays deep-appearing blisters typical of dyshidrotic eczema

Dyshidrotic eczema is a condition in which small blisters develop on the hands and feet. Blisters are often itchy.


People are more likely to develop dyshidrotic eczema when:

  • They are under stress
  • They have allergies, such as hayfever (Allergic Rhinitis)
  • Their hands are often in water or moist
  • They do cement work or other work that exposes their hands to chromium, cobalt or nickel


Dyshidrotic Eczema - Image: Skinsight.com

As displayed in this image, the blisters of dyshidrotic dermatitis are often difficult to see due to the thick skin of the palm and fingers.

The cause is unknown. The condition seems to appear during certain times of the year.


Small fluid-filled blisters called vesicles appear on the fingers, hands, and feet. They are most common along the edges of the fingers, toes, palms, and soles. These blisters can be very itchy. They also cause scaly patches of skin that flake  or get red, cracked, and painful.

Scratching leads to skin changes and skin thickening. Large blisters may cause pain. Read more about hand eczema.


View more dyshidrotic eczema pictures at skinsight.com.

Dyshidrotic Eczema - Image: Skinsight.com

Dyshidrotic dermatitis typically causes small, clear fluid blisters at the sides of the fingers, as displayed in the image.