Understanding Dyshidrotic Eczema

Our English word “eczema” is derived from two Greek words whose meaning is “to boil out.” For ancient Greek medical practitioners, it may have appeared as if the skin of someone who was afflicted with eczema was boiling.

The way in which the word eczema is used today may be a bit confusing. This is due to the fact that eczema is commonly used as a synonym for dermatitis, or to be more specific, atopic dermatitis.

The truth of the matter is that eczema is a kind of dermatitis. Dermatitis is a much larger blanket term that includes a wide range of skin disorders. On the other hand, atopic dermatitis is really a type of eczema. In fact, atopic dermatitis is the most common kind of eczema.

Eczema is made up of a family of skin diseases that are marked by your skin becoming irritated, swollen and itchy. With eczema, your skin may also turn red and occasionally have small, fluid-filled bumps occur that are referred to as vesicles. When these vesicles break, fluid leaks out that leads to weeping and oozing.

Dyshidrotic eczema is one of the kinds of eczema. Dyshidrotic eczema is a chronic (ongoing, long lasting) skin disorder that is evidenced by small, fluid-filled blisters (vesicles) that form on the palms of your hands and/or the soles of your feet. If you have been diagnosed and are suffering from dyshidrotic eczema, you may qualify for social security disability benefits like SSI or SSDI. It would be a great decision for you to turn to the social security attorneys at disabilitycasereview.com to check this out. At disabilitycasereview.com, the social security attorneys will advise you on the disability benefits that you may have coming to you.

Dyshidrotic eczema may bring about intense itching. Cracks and grooves (fissures) may develop that can prove to be very painful.

Dyshidrotic eczema gets its name from the word “dyshidrotic,” which has the meaning of “bad sweating.” Sweating badly was thought to be the cause of dyshidrotic eczema in ancient days.

Dyshidrotic eczema is known by other names. It is also referred to as pompholyx and dyshidrosis. Pompholyx means “bubble” in the Greek, which is a reference to the blisters that develop on your skin.

The cause of dyshidrotic eczema has not yet been discovered. In many instances, dyshidrotic eczema is connected with other skin disorders, such as atopic dermatitis and allergic conditions like hay fever and asthma.

Dyshidrotic eczema may be a seasonal disorder. The reason why this may be so is because it seems to show up during certain periods of the year.

There are several different signs and symptoms that you may experience with dyshidrotic eczema. Some of these are:

  • Ÿ  Pain that is especially significant when you have large blisters
  • Ÿ  Small, itchy bumps that gradually turn into a rash that is made up of fluid-filled vesicles (blisters)
  • Ÿ  Itching that is intense
  • Ÿ  Crack or fissures (grooves) that develop on you fingers and/or toes
  • Ÿ  Inflammation (dermatitis) of your affected skin.
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