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Dyshidrotic eczema treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions

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Can I talk to a doctor on Maple about my dyshidrotic eczema?

Yes. In most cases, a doctor on Maple can treat dyshidrotic eczema online by asking about your symptoms and by taking a look at your skin through a photo or by video. Once you describe your symptoms to the doctor, they’ll be able to provide a diagnosis, write necessary prescriptions, and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. If the doctor suspects you have a more serious problem, they may suggest for you to go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination.

In select provinces, you can also request to see a dermatologist right on Maple about your dyshidrotic eczema. To learn more about how our online dermatology assessments work, please click here

Can I get a prescription on Maple?

Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or to have it delivered right to your door at no additional cost.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

What is dyshidrotic eczema?

Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by scaly, irritated patches of skin on parts of your body that are very itchy and sometimes produce blood. 

Dyshidrotic eczema is a form of eczema that causes painful blisters to form around the feet and hands. They tend to last anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks and are usually related to allergies. Although there is no cure for dyshidrotic eczema, there are many ways to control it.

What are the symptoms of dyshidrotic eczema?

Symptoms of dyshidrotic eczema include:

  • Painful blisters on edges of hands and feet
  • Itching or burning sensation
How can I treat dyshidrotic eczema?

Although there is no cure for dyshidrotic eczema, there are many forms of treatment available to help control it. Over-the-counter corticosteroid creams are available to help reduce blistering and inflammation. Doctors can also prescribe stronger steroids which can help reduce symptoms not responsive to over the counter medications.

What is Maple?

With Maple, you can start talking to a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.

You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video. You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.

Additionally, for select provinces, you may see a dermatologist on Maple about your dyshidrotic eczema the same way you would request a consultation with a general practitioner. Maple’s dermatologists are able to provide you with a diagnosis, necessary notes, treatment plans, and prescriptions within 24 hours.

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