What is it?

Pompholyx, also known as dyshidrotic eczema, is a skin condition that is characterized by small, itchy blisters that typically develop on the hands and feet. It is a chronic condition that can cause discomfort and affect daily activities.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Dyshidrotic eczema

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of pompholyx include small, fluid-filled blisters that may itch or be painful. The blisters may burst, leaving behind small cracks or fissures in the skin. In some cases, the affected skin may become thickened, scaly, or red.


Diagnosis of pompholyx is typically made by a healthcare provider based on physical examination and medical history. Biopsy may be performed in some cases to rule out other skin conditions.


Treatment for pompholyx may involve a combination of approaches, including topical creams and ointments to reduce inflammation and itching, as well as oral medications to manage more severe symptoms. In some cases, ultraviolet light therapy or other treatments may be recommended.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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