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Hand Eczema Treatment
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
Treatment resistant hand eczema. Creams are not working, and skin on fingers is very thick, I am ashamed of my hands and hide them in public now!
Can you guide please how to deal with hand eczema try different treatments and consult doctors but did not get permanent result?
Skin hydration: Skin hydration is the single most important treatment in eczema. Using an ointment (like vaseline) multiuple times a day and wearing gloves over the vaseline at night will help. Avoidance of triggers like allergens, harsh soaps and chemicals, and cold weather/low humidity will also help. Lastly, application of steroid creams can help as well. See an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Yes: Frequent lubrication and once or twice daily topical steroid such as Fluocinonide are standard. Frequent exposure to soaps, solvents, foods, hair &etc aggravate hand eczema. Warm gloves in winter are a must. Sometimes a more potent steroid cream is needed. Prednisone @ 20 mg 3 times a week m-w-f for short periods will help if topicals fail. ...Read more
I want to be a surgical tech. How can I keep my hand eczema from flaring up, especially with all the hand washing?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Petrolatum products: Products containing petrolatum, glycerin, lanolin, dimethicone, shea butter, mineral oil are all good for hand eczema. Some brands are o'keefe's working hands cream, aquaphor. Vaseline, neutrogena norwegian formula, udder cream, bag balm, aveeno (oatmeal) intense relief hand cream, eucerin intensive repair hand cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started taking xanax (alprazolam) 6 mos ago, almost daily.Ive noticed I drop things more now.I also have bad hand eczema that makes my hands stiff. why do I drop?
"Hand Eczema" and "Atopic Eczema" are NOT interchangeable terms, meaning they are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT conditions, correct?
What are you asking?: Most often, atopic eczema affects the creases of the elbows and knees. Several varieties of eczema involve the hands primarily; for these, look for what you might be allergic / sensitive to. Management may be similar, and a cause may or may not be identified. Most things share similarities and differences. ...Read more
Had on-off hand eczema for about 1/2 yrs mainly in winter and in contact w chemicals. I now have superficial nail pits in 6 fingers.No skin lesions.
Due to inflamation: Due to inflammation and minor injuries to the cuticles. The new nail is formed under the cuticle and will cause changes in the nail for 6 months. That is the time required for complete replacement of a finger nail. A likely injury to this structure is any pushing or cutting of the cuticle at a manicure. Take better care of them and look for normal finger nails in 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any advice? I have had hand eczema for as long as i can remember, but now, I have it around my mouth. Is there anything i can do to heal it?
For the last 2 3 years i get small polyps on my hands n feet. They occur from march to august. Consulted one doc he said this is hand eczema.
Small blisters are under my finger nail, not around the nail, just underneath it. What are these? And is it related to the hand eczema?
Reaction to wool scarf 1mth ago. Upper chest still off/on itchy, slightly red. Can't see doc for 3 wks. Might clobetasol Rx for my hand eczema help?
I have hardened skin on two my fingers & after some time it get cracked and bleed, very painful. I tried hand lotion and other over the counter creams, but no luck.I am not sure, if this is hand eczema or something else. Need some advice on medicine.
Hand eczema?: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information. So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy. My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. Hand eczema can be severe, and water is your deadly enemy. Washing your hands frequently and using ...Read more