Dishydrotic Eczema in Washington, DC
The classical form of this is the sudden appearance of water blisters along the fingers and/or the palms and the soles. These blisters are quite itchy at first and then flatten out and become scaly. This disease tends to be recurrent in individuals who are susceptible. Stress is often an exacerbating factor.
Eczema may also be caused by circulatory problems in the legs (stasis dermatitis), dry air, xerotic eczema, and scalp disease (seborrhea). There may be overlap and coexistence of several types of eczema in the same patient. Diagnosis should be as precise as possible and treatment then tailored to the underlying cause.