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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!

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!

See details: New data suggests eczema is caused by a substance secreted by staph bacteria found on your skin. See a dermatologist again and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can you guide please how to deal with hand eczema try different treatments and consult doctors but did not get permanent result?

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

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Does fluocinonide work for hand eczema?

Does fluocinonide work for hand eczema?

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

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Are any emollients good for hand eczema?

Are any emollients good for hand eczema?

Yes: All emollients are good for hand eczema. Many people find cetaphil restoraderm to be particularly helpful. If that doesn't work then the prescription epiceram is helpful. ...Read more

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I want to be a surgical tech. How can I keep my hand eczema from flaring up, especially with all the hand washing?

I want to be a surgical tech. How can I keep my hand eczema from flaring up, especially with all the hand washing?

Make sure it is: eczema and not psoriasis. May not be able to prevent the flare ups. I hope this helps. If you still have questions or concerns about this issue contact me at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...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 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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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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