Pompholyx is a very common type of hand eczema and literal meaning of this is the bubble. In pompholyx person notices development of extremely itchy, uncomfortable tough blisters on hands and feet. Most of the times these blisters start developing on the sides of fingers and in severe cases involve palm or entire soles.
There are other names which are used for pompholyx such as
Associations of pompholyx or dyshidrotic eczema
Pompholyx is very commonly seen
Symptoms of pompholyx
In dyshidrotic eczema usually, the symmetrical affection of palms and soles happens.
Investigations and diagnosis of dyshidrotic eczema or pompholyx
Usually, diagnosis is made by clinical examination. Your dermatologist can diagnose it by looking at the lesions and taking a thorough history. In rare cases; you may be advised biopsy or patch testing. These additional investigations are done to find the cause of pompholyx in nonresponsive to treatment cases.
Treatment of Pompholyx