How can I manage bumps filled with clear fluid on feet?

Q. How can I manage bumps filled with clear fluid on feet?

Answered by
Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 04, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jul 24, 2023

Hello doctor,

I get these bumps on my feet every year every few months. They are filled with a clear liquid. They do not hurt or itch unless I am applying pressure or if I break open the skin on top. The skin underneath is so thick and raw that it hurts when exposed. I have gotten these for 15 years now. Kindly tell me what it is and how can I manage it.



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I saw your clinical pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), this is called dyshidrotic eczema. It presents with itchy tense blisters over palms and soles usually, as it progresses the skin peels off. It worsens during winter like any other eczema. You would require:

  1. Topical mid potent corticosteroids like Triamcinolone acetonide 0.1 %, at night for not more than two weeks.
  2. Good moisturizer in the morning after bath.

Use cotton socks, dust it with gold bond powder. Avoid hot shower, use lukewarm water for taking bath.

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