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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can you have eczema on just your hands?

Can you have eczema on just your hands?

Yes.: Hand dermatitis can be caused by contact allergy or by washing the hands too often. ...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 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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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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I have terrible eczema on my hands from air conditioning / over washing / winter weather. I have tried clobetasone but it’s not helping. What next?

I have terrible eczema on my hands from air conditioning / over washing / winter weather. I have tried clobetasone but it’s not helping. What next?

Less water: Your condition is known as irritant dermatitis from too much exposure to soap and water. I suggest that you reduce the frequency of hand washing while avoided scented or antibacterial soap. Wear a non-latex glove whenever possible and apply moisturizer on your hands whenever feasible. Nothing works until the causative agent is removed. ...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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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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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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Is "Hand Eczema" and "Atopic Eczema" the same thing? Yes or No?

Is "Hand Eczema" and "Atopic Eczema" the same thing? Yes or No?

Eczema: Atopic eczema can effects hands or other parts, hand eczema is hand only. ...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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Which lotion/cream should I use for my hands that are prone to atopic eczema?

Which lotion/cream should I use for my hands that are prone to atopic eczema?

Eczema: Over the counter cerave, aquafor, eucerin, exederm and vanicream are to name a few and use them frequently. ...Read more

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Can you catch herpes eczema from holding hands if you had a damaged cuticle?

Can you catch herpes eczema from holding hands if you had a damaged cuticle?

Eczema Herpeticum: There is always a possibility of catching the virus, if there are any open sores, like a damaged cuticle. The risk is low, if the person who has the virus, does not have any active blisters or sores, but transmission is still possible. Being aware of any sores and keeping your hands and skin washed and cleaned regularly, will help to prevent transmission of any infections, including herpes. ...Read more

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Hi. I have eczema on my hands. Can I use mupirocin 2%, if yes, how many times a day?

Hi. I have eczema on my hands. Can I use mupirocin 2%, if yes, how many times a day?

? infection: Mupirocin is as you know an antibiotic ointment. Like oral antibiotics you should use sparingly for infection of your skin to avoid selecting resistant organisms.
The key is to keep your hand as dry as possible and open to the air. If there is secondary infection you can apply mupirocin in a thin layer twice a day. ...Read more

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I have eczema on my hand. Why does it recover and keep coming back? How to cure it permanently?

I have eczema on my hand. Why does it recover and keep coming back? How to cure it permanently?

One: Common cause of hand rash is allergy to dish washing soap. Try using gloves in the kitchen and while using soap or cleaning products. Hope this helps. ...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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"Hand Eczema" and "Atopic Eczema" are NOT interchangeable terms, meaning they are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT conditions, correct?

"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

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Can citrizine htdrochloride cause erectile disfunction? I have been having some problems recently and I am taking citrine fr the eczema on my hands.

Can citrizine htdrochloride cause erectile disfunction? I have been having some problems recently and I am taking citrine fr the eczema on my hands.

Zyrtec (cetirizine): Erectile dysfunction is not listed among common side effects of this drug on several medical sites but some of the less reliable sites for medical questions claim ed as a side effect of zyrtec (cetirizine) & other antihistamines. Do u take any other meds or supplements? Can try stopping the zyrtec (cetirizine) to see if ed improves; dermatologist may have to recommend/rx a different med if zyrtec (cetirizine) is cause of ed. ...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 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?

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

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


Dr. Sewa Legha
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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