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Hand eczema

Hand eczema: Introduction

Hand eczema: Hand eczema is characterized by inflammation and irritation of the skin on the hands. It is usually the result of frequent hand contact with an irritating substance such as dishwashing detergent. Hand eczema tends to occur more often in patients who have a history of atopic eczema. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hand eczema is available below.

Hand eczema: Treatments

Treatment is aimed primarily at identifying and avoiding triggering factors. Identification and avoidance of triggering factors is the most effective treatment but sometimes the allergen can't be identified or is not completely avoidable so other measures need to be utilized: protective measures such as gloves prevent direct contact with irritating substance and ...more treatments »

Symptoms of Hand eczema

Treatments for Hand eczema

  • Identification and avoidance of causative agents
  • If agent unavoidable (eg necessary for occupation), use barriers such as gloves to avoid contact
  • Emollient creams - e.g. Sorbeline for dry skin
  • Wet dressings of zinc oxide and coal tar
  • Topical glucocorticoids (steroid creams)
  • more treatments...»

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Latest Treatments for Hand eczema

  • Decrease stress
  • Minimise sweating
  • Lukewarm baths
  • Thick emollient creams
  • Some sun exposure
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