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pompholyx

 [pom´fo-liks]
an intensely pruritic skin eruption on the sides of the digits or on the palms and soles, consisting of small, discrete, round vesicles, accompanied by pruritus, a burning sensation, and excessive sweating. It is a self-limited condition usually lasting a few weeks.
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dys·hi·dro·sis

(dis-i-drō'sis),
A vesicular or vesicopustular eruption, of unknown cause, chiefly involving the volar surfaces of the hands and feet; self-limited but may be recurrent.
[dys- + G. hidrōs, sweat]
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pompholyx

Acute vesicular palmoplantar eczema A condition common in warm weather, characterized by intense pruritus, possibly psychogenic, related to ↑ autonomic nervous system activity, with crops of palmoplantar vesicles and bullae, which may evolve into eczema. See Factitious dermatitis.
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pompholyx

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POMPHOLYX
A blistering itchy rash of the hands and feet, marked by episodic and recurring deep-seated vesicles or bullae. The rash is most often found in adolescents and young adults, esp. during spring and summer. Synonym: dyshidrosis; dyshidrotic eczema See: illustration

Etiology

Although the cause is unknown, emotional stress, an allergic predisposition, and fungal infections have each been associated with episodes of the rash.

Treatment

Burow's or permanganate solution and potent topical steroids sometimes are effective. The rash tends to appear less often as patients reach middle age.

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pompholyx

A form of acute ECZEMA in which itchy blisters occur on the palms of the hands (cheiropompholyx) and/or on the soles of the feet (podopompholyx). The cause is usually inapparent but there may be an allergy. Astringent lotions or corticosteroid creams may help.
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