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What can you do for hands getting reactions from doing dishes at work?

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 more

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Why is it that when I touch water like for washing dishes and etc, my hands get red, and tough?

Why is it that when I touch water like for washing dishes and etc, my hands get red, and tough?

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

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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

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

No: In order to get rabies you need to have been bitten by the animal and it's infected saliva being introduced underneath your skin. Just make sure to wash up, but you needn't worry about rabies from the trash can itself. ...Read more

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Can you get listeria or salmonella from handwashing dishes with a very small cut on your hand?

Can you get listeria or salmonella from handwashing dishes with a very small cut on your hand?

No risk, no worries: First, these infections are not transmitted through wounds, only by swallowing contaminated food or liquids. Second, diswashing detergent kills these an most other bacteria and viruses. So nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

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

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Why is top of my hands burning&rash? Allergy reactions from doing laundry, wash dishes, or just dry? I've tried using lotion but it made worse.

Option: Best to see a doctor. But for over the counter option try benedryl cream or the lowest cortisone ointment for itchiness. Please read side effects and consult pharmacist before purchasing. If still itchy, must go see doctor. ...Read more

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Could dawn dish soap burn your hands?

Could dawn dish soap burn your hands?

Unlikely: but the hot water that it is in might. ...Read more