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What Can You Do For Hands Getting Reactions From Doing Dishes At Work
Special gloves: There are gloves that are made from products other than latex. Polyethylene and nitrile gloves are readily available. Polyethylene gloves are lightweight and often seen handling food. Nitrile gloves are available at costco and any retail center. They are usually grey or blue in color. Besides avoidance, the best advice is to know your allergen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be: A soap reaction. Change soap wear gloves when you do dishes. ...Read more
Try lotion: Warm water and soap remove the oils in your skin. This may lead to red chapped skin. In some, this can be quite severe and is called dyshidrotic eczema. Things that can help: Avoid getting soap on your hands, wear kitchen gloves when washing, apply hand lotion after washing. ...Read more
Can I get rabies from bringing in my trash cans? Raccoon got in trash a couple of weeks ago and I always have cracks in my hands from washing dishes
Every time i finish washing dishes or washing my hands and my arm gets wet i get this rash looking thing on my arm that burns a little bit. Why?
Rash after washing : If the skin of the arms and hands is dry, it can be easily irritated by dish detergents, soaps and hot water. Moisturizing regularly should help improve this, as will using rubber gloves with cotton gloves inside them for doing housework. If only rubber gloves are used, hands will sweat inside them and still be irritated. Other products that irritate hands include sanitizing gels. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will I get tetanus?My kitchen knife poked me in the hand while I was cleaning meat.Had little rust on it from being in dish drainer,Never been outside
Check vaccine status: Check your vaccine status. You probably have had your routine tetanus shots. You need to get a booster at least every ten years. If there were truly rust on the knife, I might consider getting a booster tetanus vaccine, but would be more concerned about infection from cleaning meat and then having a knife injury. Let your doctor see you. Good luck ...Read more
My friend has HIV and a round cut on his palm not bleeding, but red skin exposed. We cook and wash dishes etc.I have small cuts on hand. Do i get hiv?
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