Pompholyx (dyshidrotic eczema) is a descriptive name for recurrent blistering in the palms of the hands. The blisters may be associated with eczema or with tinea pedis as an id reaction. Often, however, they seem to pop up periodically in a completely healthy skin without any apparent cause. Extensive blistering may require a course of oral corticosteroids to subside. In the blistering phase, drying of the skin through frequent washing with soap speeds up healing. As the blisters have dried up they are creamed with a potent topical corticosteroid and with a moisturizing cream. Pyoderma, i.e. a bacterial infection is suspected when bullae filled with yellowish pus on a reddened ground are seen on the skin.