Pompholyx is a type of eczema that causes tiny blisters to develop across the fingers, palms of the hands and sometimes the soles of the feet.
It's also known as dyshidrotic eczema.
Pompholyx can affectpeople of any age, but it's most often seen in adults under 40 years of age.
It can sometimes be confused with Pompholyx (see below). See your GP if you have any sort of blistering skin condition.
Read about pompholyx, a type of eczema that causes tiny blisters to erupt across the fingers and palms of the hands. Find out what triggers it and how it's treated.
Pompholyx usually starts as intense itching and burning of the skin on thehands and fingers. The palms and sides of the fingers (and sometimes the soles of the feet) then erupt into tiny itchy blister
It's not clear exactly what causes pompholyx, but it may be triggered or made worse by: afungal skin infection this may be on the hands or at a distant site from the blisters (such as in between t
In many cases, pompholyxwill clear up on its own within a fewweeks. The treatments below may help relieve your symptoms in the meantime. Sometimespompholyx may just occur once and never come back, bu
Protecting your skin You should try to avoid contact with anything that might irritate your skin, including soaps, shampoosand other household chemicals. Use an emollient as a soap substitute (see b