Pompholyx (dyshidrotic eczema)Overview


Pompholyx, also called dyshidrotic eczema, is a skin condition where you get itchy blisters on your hands and feet.


The main symptoms of pompholyx are itchy blisters on your palms, the sides of your fingers and sometimes the soles of your feet.


It's not clear what causes pompholyx, but things that may make it worse include some skin infections, certain metals and chemicals, and stress.


You can get treatments for pompholyx like emollients and antihistamines from a pharmacy. If these do not work, a GP may prescribe a steroid cream.

Page last reviewed: 18/06/2018
Next review due: 18/06/2021