Clear Lake Dermatologists Serve Patients Requiring Dyshidrosis Treatment in Webster, League City, Friendswood and Houston, TX
Dyshidrosis occurs whenever tiny blisters over the palms of the hands or soles of the feet form an uncomfortable rash. These blisters are filled with fluid and may sometimes ooze or seep. Dyshidrosis is a painful condition that gets worse if not treated. Patients near Houston, League City, and the surrounding Bay Area who suffer from this condition can find help at Clear Lake Dermatology.
The exact cause of this disease is unknown; however, people whose hands and feet are repeatedly exposed to moisture are more prone to developing dyshidrosis. Periods of extreme stress can sometimes cause an outbreak of this condition, as well. Patients may also experience an outbreak after taking certain medications or after contracting a fungal infection. Instances of dyshidrosis often appear without warning, so people are often unable to prevent this condition.
As dyshidrosis advances, the skin between the fingers and toes may crack, scab over, and eventually form a crust. This crust may be scaly or flaky on top, and fluid may also seep from beneath it. When dyshidrosis progresses to this stage, it may take several weeks or months to clear up this skin condition completely.
The most common method of treatment involves topical creams to help relieve the itching and inflammation. One of these creams may also have antifungal properties to aid with eliminating the infection. Our doctors sometimes recommend patients soak their hands and feet in a medicated solution to help dry out the blisters. Soaking is normally only done in mild cases, as these sores are extremely tender, and soaking them can cause an intense burning sensation. Patients may need to take an over-the-counter antihistamine such as Benadryl® to help relieve some of the itching.
Seeking help early for dyshidrosis is important, as it can eventually become difficult to perform everyday activities when in advanced stages.