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Are there any products I should avoid while I have eczema patches on my hands?

Are there any products I should avoid while I have eczema patches on my hands?

Avoid allergens: Keeping your skin moist with bland lotions or ointments is essential. Common avoidable topical allergens include fragrances (organic or not), cocamidopropyl betaine (often in wipes and hand sanitizers), kathon, propylene glycol, and disperse blue. Petrolatum jelly is probably the least allergenic and most effective moisturizer for hand eczema. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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The patches of eczema on my hands are deep red. Will my skin ever go back to its natural color?

The patches of eczema on my hands are deep red. Will my skin ever go back to its natural color?

Yes: When a person is suffering from eczema, a patch of eczema is typically red and inflamed. With treatment and moisture care, the patch will typically resolve. It may resolve with a temporary darkening of the skin. With treatment most patches of eczema will resolve with time. ...Read more

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Best way to heal eczema on the hands?

Best way to heal eczema on the hands?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How can you treat eczema on your hands?

How can you treat eczema on your hands?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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I had an eczema mostly my hands what should I do to prevent?

I had an eczema mostly my hands what should I do to prevent?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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Eczema on hands and feet only, treatment?

Eczema on hands and feet only, treatment?

See Dermatologist: Get evaluation and diagnose. Then proper treatment can be obtained. ...Read more

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How to cure eczema on hand?

How to cure eczema on hand?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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I have redblotches on the top of my hands every couple days and lasts a few hrs. Not bumpy or itchy. Have a history of eczema but is vry mild now 20male?

I have redblotches on the top of my hands every couple days and lasts a few hrs. Not bumpy or itchy. Have a history of eczema but is vry mild now 20male?

Eczema: You have sensitive skin. Perhaps just washing your hands can cause the red blotches or something you've worked with could also be the cause. Eczema most probably cause your skin to get irritated ao quickly. ...Read more

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What causes hand eczema?

What causes hand eczema?

Depends: Eczema or dermatitis are terms for irritated skin. There are multiple reasons someone can get rashes on their hands. The most common cause is from irritant dermatitis caused by frequent exposure to moisture (sweating or hand-washing), soap, or other solvents. Other conditions that can cause hand rashes include infections, allergies, inflammatory conditions (psoriasis), etc. ...Read more

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Is hand eczema a permanent condition?

Is hand eczema a permanent condition?

Not always: If you have hand eczema due to exposure to irritants (dishwater, chemicals, etc) then avoidance of those will resolve your eczema. Cold weather, frequent handwashing, incomplete drying can aggrevate eczema. Sometimes 'eczema' is actually an infection. There are many products available otc as well as prescription. If your dr. Can't help, ask for derm referral. ...Read more

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What else can look like dyshidrotic eczema on your hands?

What else can look like dyshidrotic eczema on your hands?

Rash: There are many things that can cause a rash on your hands. Excessive washing, dry skin not having enough lotion / cremes placed, allergic reaction. ... are several causes. It is difficult to diagnose skin problems without visualizing and closely examining the skin. Please arrange a physician evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please help! I'm having painful hand dematisis/eczema how do I fix it?

Please help! I'm having painful hand dematisis/eczema how do I fix it?

Avoidance/Moisturize: Avoidance of triggers is important. Wear gloves when washing dishes, limit frequent hand washing with harsh soaps, frequently moisturize with fragrant-free lotions (I like Vanicream, Cetaphil, or Eucerin). In addition can apply Aquaphor or Vaseline to hands at night and cover with cotton gloves to help seal in moisture. If severe, prescription topical corticosteroid ointment applied is effective. ...Read more

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How to stop hand eczema from itching?

How to stop hand eczema from itching?

Topical steroids: Topical steroids creams or ointments are effective treatments for hand eczema. Sometimes a contact allergy can cause hand dermatitis, so it may be helpful to consult a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really painful hand eczema?

What to do if I have really painful hand eczema?

See your doctor.: Painful eczema can occur when the skin blisters and cracks open. Using good hand creams to moisturize will help some however stonger topical medications by prescription may be needed. See your doctor or dermatolgist for better long term optinos. Be well. ...Read more

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Eczema on my hands is driving me crazy, treatment?

Eczema on my hands is driving me crazy, treatment?

Steroid creams: Steroid creams are the mainstay of treatment therapies that a doctor could prescribe to treat dermatitis of the hands. Other ways to treat may be to identify any causes of the eczema/dermatitis and subsequently decreasing the exposure. ...Read more

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Could Eczema have had a hand in me developing dress syndrome?

Indirectly: There is no correlation between eczema and stress reaction. However if you have eczema in areas that are bothering you such as the face and hands where it is a constant source of embracement then you you may work yourself up to a stress situation. Few simple treatments no hot showers, no long hot showers, no perfumed or alcohol soaps, moist soaps like dove, these can help reduce your eczema ...Read more

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I have dishydrotic eczema on my hands and psoriasis on my elbows, could they be related?

I have dishydrotic eczema on my hands and psoriasis on my elbows, could they be related?

They are.: And most liekly respond to the same systemic treatment. Thought by many to be two diseases, they share the same genetically prone hla markers. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more