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What are causes of dyshidrotic eczema?

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This skin condition can cause small, itchy blisters, most often on the palms of your hand. Several things can set off dyshidrotic eczema, including:

This condition isn't contagious. You can't catch it from touching someone who has it.

  • Stress
  • Contact with metals like nickel, cobalt, or chromium salts on your job or from things like wearing costume jewelry
  • Sweaty or wet hands and feet
  • Warm, humid weather
  • HIV infection
  • Certain treatments for a weak immune system (immunoglobulin)

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Dyshidrotic eczema."  

National Eczema Association: "Favorite earrings got you feeling irritated?"

Mayo Clinic: "Dyshidrosis: Symptoms and Causes," "Dyshidrosis: Treatment."

Medscape: "Dyshidrotic Eczema."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 29, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Dyshidrotic eczema."  

National Eczema Association: "Favorite earrings got you feeling irritated?"

Mayo Clinic: "Dyshidrosis: Symptoms and Causes," "Dyshidrosis: Treatment."

Medscape: "Dyshidrotic Eczema."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 29, 2019

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