Background/purpose: This work describes a new skin disease for the first time, Adams disease, and the
management of the disease. Methods: Adams disease is caused by chafing and irritations, causes the skin to form rashes or
thickening, crack and bleed. The skin is also sensitive to temperature and moisture changes and responds with itching and
pain. Other symptoms include a swollen lower leg and a retina tear. Results: Adams disease of the fingers responds to hot
water treatments. Capsaicin cream is effective against rashes anywhere on the body and thickening of the palms and soles
of the feet. The swollen lower leg responds temporarily to hot water and oral steroids. Conclusion: Adams disease may be
an auto-inflammatory disease caused by dysfunctional transient receptor potential cation vanilloid 1 channels. The disease
is chronic, has exacerbations and remissions and can be managed with hot water treatments and capsaicin cream.