Dyshidrotic eczema

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What is dyshidrotic eczema?

Dyshidrotic eczema or dermatitis is a relatively common form of chronic dermatitis affecting the hands and feet. It is characterized recurrent episodes of vesicles on the palms, soles, and lateral aspects of the fingers.

Common symptoms reported by people with dyshidrotic eczema

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for dyshidrotic eczema

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
33
Tried for
dyshidrotic eczema (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidex cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
dyshidrotic eczema (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prednisone Intensol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
40
Tried for
dyshidrotic eczema (1)

Data from patients with dyshidrotic eczema, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with dyshidrotic eczema

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Perceived effectiveness
for dyshidrotic eczema (2 evaluations)
Side effects
blisters burning sensation in skin
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
dyshidrotic eczema (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidex cream)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
dyshidrotic eczema (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prednisone Intensol)
Perceived effectiveness
for dyshidrotic eczema (2 evaluations)
Side effects
depressed mood facial swelling/puffiness 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
dyshidrotic eczema (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with dyshidrotic eczema, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has dyshidrotic eczema on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 63 say dyshidrotic eczema is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 7
30s 43
40s 40
50s 33
60s 18
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 27
20-29 years 20
30-39 years 19
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 33
Female 115

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 78
Not Diagnosed 11

These charts show data from dyshidrotic eczema patients who have completed their condition history
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