Hand and foot dermatitis is a dermatitis affecting the hands and/or feet. It can be due to a contact dermatitis (allergic or irritant) or atopic dermatitis. Manifestations are erythema, scaling, and skin thickening.
What does dermatitis look like on feet?
Thickened, discolored (reddish) skin on the ankles or shins. Itching. Open sores, oozing and crusting. Swelling.
How do I get rid of dermatitis on my feet?
The most helpful treatment is to prevent scratching. Cold compresses can be applied to help reduce itching. Lotions and creams are often used to help keep the skin as moist as possible. Corticosteroid creams can also be used to help reduce inflammation.
What can cause dermatitis on feet?
What causes this type of eczema? Little is known about the causes, but there are various triggering or aggravating factors: stress, sweat, contact allergies (nickel, cobalt) or even a foot mycosis. Often linked to atopic skin, it tends to flare up more in the spring during allergy and hay fever season.
Is Vaseline good for dermatitis?
Petroleum jelly is often used to treat eczema due to its ability to gently hydrate, moisturize, and heal injured skin. The ointment provides a thick protective layer to sensitive skin, which helps relieve itchiness, flakiness, and inflammation.
What are the 3 types of dermatitis?
Three common types of this condition are atopic dermatitis (eczema), seborrheic dermatitis and contact dermatitis.
What’s the difference between dermatitis and eczema?
Dermatitis means inflammation of the skin. Eczema is inflamed skin that has other symptoms like itching, a flaky or scaly rash, and dry skin.
Symptoms of dyshidrotic eczema include: small blisters on the palms or side of the fingers. small blisters on the soles of the feet. an itching or burning feeling around the blisters.
How can you tell the difference between eczema and athlete’s foot?
A clue to athlete’s foot is thick, crumbly nails. But eczema can also affect the nails.” Young says that affected skin between the toes, especially the fourth and fifth toes, usually indicates athlete’s foot, while cracked and red skin on top of the foot or on top of the toes indicates eczema.