Dyshidrotic Eczema (Pompholyx)- Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Ayurvedic Treatment, Yoga and Diet.

Dyshidrotic Eczema (Pompholyx)

Dyshidrotic eczema, or dyshidrosis, is a seasonal non-contagious skin condition which manifests blisters in soles of the feet and/ or the palms of the hands. The blisters are filled with fluids and are very itchy. Blisters normally lasts for two to four weeks and may be related to seasonal allergies or stress.

2.  Causes

The cause of dyshidrotic eczema is unknown so comes under idiopathic disease. Recent research data reveals, it can be associated with a skin disorder called atopic dermatitis, as well as seasonal allergies.

3.  Signs and Symptoms

Small, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms, fingers and soles of feet. They often last about three weeks and itch intensely. In skin, there may be blisters, dryness, peeling, redness, or fissures and itching is common.

4.  Treatment

The conservative management is to clear up the blisters and relieve itching, with creams and ointments to rub on the affected areas.  The inflammation and irritation can be reduced by the application of over-the-counter corticosteroid creams. Itching can be managed by antihistamines. Blisters are drained and although there is no cure for dyshidrotic eczema, but in many cases it’s manageable. 

5.  Ayurvedic Concept of Dyshidrotic eczema (Pompholyx)

According to Ayurveda, Skin diseases are closely related to the diseases of respiratory and digestive systems. Dyshidrotic Eczema is a closely associated with seasonal allergies and so the Ayurvedic pathology can clearly understand the causes and progress of the disease. In Eczema, Pitta and Kapha get vitiated due to the climate, improper food and activities. This vitiated doshas causes the formation of the blisters in the upper and lower extremities.

6.  Natural Home Remedies

  1. Apply the paste of the leaves of Aragwadha with butter milk in the itching areas and keep for 20- 45 minutes. Wash with water boiled with Neem and Turmeric.
  2. Apply pure coconut oil to the blisters.
  3. Apply Aloe vera gel to the affected areas.
  4. Apply pure honey in the blisters. It helps to dry the eczema.
  5. Dip the extremities in hot water boiled with turmeric and Neem leaves.

7.  Ayurvedic Treatment Options

Please note, this does not constitute professional medical advice, but only seeks to create awareness about the availability of a parallel medical stream which has a successful track record in managing Pompholyx  for decades, if not centuries.

a.    Internal Medicines.

Depending on the general condition, following medications can be taken under the supervision of a qualified registered medical practitioner.

Classical Medicines

  • Vajrakam qwath.
  • Mahathiktakam qwath.
  • Aragwadhadhi qwath.
  • Manjistadi qwath
  • Brihat Manjishtadi qwath.
  • Kaisore Guggulu.
  • Vilwadi Gulika
  • Madhusnuhi Rasayana
  • Kalyana gulam
  • Agasthya Rasayan
  • Avipathy Churna
  • Dadimashtaka churna
  • Vilwadi Gulika
  • Triphala Churna.
  • Guggulu Panchpala Churna

Patent Medicines

  • Gandhak Rasayan
  • Psora Capsule
  • Takezma Tablets
  • Atrisor Capsules


  • Mahathiktaka lepam
  • Jeevantyadi Yamakam
  • Paranthyadi Keram
  • Jathyadi Ghritham
  • Nalpamaradi Kera Tailam
  • Gopadmajakadhi Kera tailam.

Patent Medicines

  • Psora Ointment
  • Takezma Ointment
  • Metascab Ointment.
  • Atrisor topical

8.  Diet

  • Drink lot of water.
  • Vegetarian diet is preferred.
  • Avoid preserved dairy products.
  • Follow keto diet.

9.  Yoga

  • Surya Namaskar.
  • Sarvangasana
  • Ardhamatsyendrasana.
  • Bhujagasana.
  • Savasana

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12.              References

  • Charak Samhita
  • Susrutha Samhita
  • Ashtanga Hridaya.

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