Eczema on hands is a common acute or chronic eczematous disorder that affects the dorsal and palmar aspects of the hands due to a variety of causes. Eczema on the hands is also called hand dermatitis. Hand eczema is one of the most common types of eczema.
In this video, we will introduce some useful information about eczema on hands causes, types, symptoms, treatment, prevention, and natural remedies.
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Causes of eczema on hands.
The exact cause of hands dermatitis is often unknown, and it is believed to be developed as a result of environmental and genetic factors in modern medicine. There is also some triggering factor may increase your risk of having it, such as:
- Having had atopic dermatitis in the past.
- Being exposed to allergens or irritants, such as certain metals and detergents.
- Having overactive sweat glands.
- Get fungal infection.
- Strong sunlight.
- Stressful life.
- Food allergies.
- Cold temperatures and dehydration.
In traditional medicine, it is believed that dermatitis is caused by the damage of the balance of the body organs natures, especially the skin natures, which is affected by various internal and external factors.
Symptoms of eczema on hands.
Symptoms of hand eczema vary depending on the individual’s age, lifestyle, and medical history. However, dry and chapped skin is usually the first symptom that doctors diagnose.
Other symptoms include:
- Dry, chapped skin, this may the first sign.
- Patches of red or dark brown irritated skin.
- Scaly and inflamed skin that may itch.
- Burning sensation.
- Itchy blisters.
- Deep, painful cracks.
- Bleeding or weeping skin.
- Crusts, pus, and pain.
Types of eczema on hands
There are several types of eczema on hands. They include:
- Atopic Dermatitis.
- Contact dermatitis.
- Dyshidrotic dermatitis.
- Nummular eczema.
- Stasis dermatitis.
You may find more detailed information about these eczemas in another youtube video name “Types of eczema on hand and feet” if you are interested.
Treatments of eczema on hands
In most cases, treatment controls the condition but does not cure it. Your doctor may choose the following options for severe eczema flare-up.
- Steroid creams, ointments, or tablets.
- Antihistamine cream or tablets.
- Antibiotics, antifungal cream.
- Ultraviolet Therapy.
- Topical calcineurin inhibitors.
- Topical crisaborole.
- Botulinum toxin.
Other Immunomodulator treatment.
These treatments must be ordered and supervised by a legal dermatologist. Because some treatments may thin the skin, and others may affect other organs’ function in the patient’s body. If you are interested, you may find more detailed information about these medical treatments in our another video “8 Treatments about eczema on face”.
Prevention of eczema on hands
There are some prevention tips for eczema on hands, they include:
- Find out the trigger of your hand eczema. You may also kindly ask your doctor if they can do a “patch test” to learn what may be triggering your symptoms.
- Identifying allergies and avoiding allergens, which may include cosmetics or foods.
- Wearing gloves when washing the dishes.
- Using mild soaps and detergents without perfumes.
- Using petroleum jelly to protect the skin.
- Using cotton gloves in winter to prevent dry and chapped skin.
- Applying moisturizer after washing hands.
- Using a humidifier at home to prevent skin dryness and itchiness.
- Avoiding hot baths.
- Applying sunscreen before going out to protect exposed skin.
- Drinking water to stay hydrated.
- Eating anti-inflammatory foods such as vegetables, fish, beans, and leafy greens.
Natural home remedies of eczema on hands
General skincare may also help you limit how often and severely your symptoms happen. Your healthcare provider may advise:
- Avoid allergen, trigger factors.
- Try not to scratch.
- Apply Aloe vera gel.
- Cold compression.
- Try coconut oil.
- Applied Cold milk.
- Meditation and relaxation therapy.
We will give you more detailed information about eczema on hands treatment and natural home remedies in our upcoming videos.
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