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Causes of Hand eczema

Causes of Hand eczema

Hand eczema is caused by hypersensitivity and inflammation of the skin. Various environments and substances can trigger a bout of eczema, including allergies, colds, dry skin, rough materials, heat, cold, and stress. A risk factor for eczema is a family history of the condition.

List of causes of Hand eczema

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Hand eczema) that could possibly cause Hand eczema includes:

  • Overexposure to skin irritant
  • Allergic reaction
  • Contact with allergen
  • Hand dermatitis is particularly prevalent in occupations such as:
  • Catering
  • Metalworking
  • Hairdressing
  • Cleaning
  • Healthcare - due to frequent hand washing
  • Mechanical work

Hand eczema: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Hand eczema, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Hand eczema:

Hand eczema: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Hand eczema: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Related information on causes of Hand eczema:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Hand eczema may be found in:


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