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I am 48 years of age, female, and I have cushings syndrome. I have been noticing small, white, pimple like things, frequently on my fingers and palms. These are often quite itchy, and when I attempt to scratch or rub it, there is pain.
I have uncontrolled diabetes, thought to be caused by cushings.
What are these, and what can I do to find relief..?

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Dyshidrotic eczema is a type of eczema (dermatitis) of unknown cause that is characterized by a pruritic vesicular eruption on the fingers, palms, and soles. The condition affects teenagers and adults and may be acute, recurrent, or chronic. A more appropriate term for this vesicular eruption is pompholyx, which means bubble. The clinical course of dyshidrotic eczema can range from self-limited to chronic, severe, or debilitating. Treatment is with prescription topical steroids like Clobetasol.

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