Risk factors for dyshidrosis include:

  • Stress. Dyshidrosis appears to be more common during times of stress.
  • Exposure to certain metals. These include chromium, cobalt and nickel — usually in an industrial setting.
  • Sensitive skin. People who develop a rash after contact with certain irritants are more likely to experience dyshidrosis.
  • Atopic eczema. Some people with atopic eczema may develop dyshidrotic eczema.
May. 03, 2013