Photo of my dyshidrosis (thankfully, it's minimal)

by Aisyah
(Terengganu, Malaysia)



An opened blister and in the process of drying (I can't resist scratching at this one :D).

Those photo are from a year ago.


My dyshidrosis started around 8 to 6 years ago (sorry, I have bad memory). If I remember correctly it started after I have a cut on my fingers. And followed by a series of hand-washing session with strong/concentrated laundry detergent (dunno why, I had a feeling those exacerbate the blister).

But then again, I was also not careful with what I touched when I had those finger cuts, like collecting dirt/hair from shower drain with my bare hand. The first few month and year was the worst because I can't get used to the itchiness (and it's hole-like appearance), so I keep scratching, poking and cutting out those clear, fluid-filled bumps with either needle or nail clippers. But of course, poking it only made it worse and spread.

Over time, I realized that it was a mistake to do so and learn to calm myself whenever those bumps pop up. As with most people who have dyshidrosis, mine comes and go. But there's also a special case, that one tiny little bump on my palm won't dry or go away since a year ago. Very persistent that one. However since it's not itchy or spreading, I don't need to worry much about it.

I kind of notice that whenever I have bread and fast food binge, the bumps are more prevalent. So yeah, I think diet is important in reducing the appearance of dyshidrosis.

Nowadays, my dyshidrosis is very minimal and I hardly notice them even if they pop up (something I'm grateful for). And it's not as itchy as it used to be (double grateful).

I live in a tropical humid country (South East Asia). That'a another location mark of dyshidrosis case.


AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS WEBSITE I NOW KNOW THE NAME OF MY SKIN CONDITION WHICH HAS BEEN STRESSING ME OUT FOR YEARS.

Katrina's Reply: Aisyah, thanks for sharing your story with us. I hope you have been able to find some relief from this condition. I had a breakout on my right arm near the elbow last week. At first I thought it was bug bites but when I looked closer, there were the dreaded blisters.
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