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What should I do if I notice blisters on my hands?

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If you notice blisters on your hands and feet, see a dermatologist. He'll look at your hands and feet, as well as your nails.

You also might need to see anallergist. Patch tests can show if you have an allergy to nickel or another metal. During these tests, your doctor will put patches with a small amount of different metals or other things on your skin to see how you react to them.

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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What treatment is available for dyshidrotic eczema?

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