ADVICE TO HELP YOUR HAND ECZEMA:

  • Hand washing & moisturizing:

    • Remove rings from hand when washing hands.
    • Use a lukewarm or cool water.
    • Use cleansing bar or mild soap as like Dove, Oil of Olay, Eucerin, Basis, Cetaphil, Aveeno or Oilatum.
    • After washing your hand, pat hands dry (try to leave as much water on the skin).
    • Immediately after above step, apply ointment or cream to both hands ( don't apply lotions).

      (Vaseline is a good occlusive preparation to seal in the water; however, it contains no water so it only works effectively after a soaking bath. Recommended moisturizers include:
      Aquaphor Ointment, Eucerin Creme, Vanicream,Cetaphil Cream, or Moisturel Cream).

    • Repeat moisturizing as often as possible every day, at least 10 times per day.
    • Avoid overusing water or soap.

  • Treatment

    • Apply a large amount of the cream or ointment prescribed to you on your hand
    • Then, put a cotton glove and wear overnight.

  • Wear cotton gloves in cold weather and for dusty work.
  • Avoid direct contact with the following, if possible:

    • Shampoo.
    • Peeling fruits and vegetable, especially citrus fruits.
    • Polish of all kinds.
    • Solvents (e.g: thinners, turpentine).
    • Hair lotions, creams, and dyes.
    • Detergents and strong cleansing agents.
    • Fragranced chemicals.

  • Vinyl gloves are better than rubber or other synthetic gloves
  • If you perform a job dealing with chemicals:

    • Wear a cotton glove under vinyl or other non-latex gloves.
    • Remove rings before wet or dry work.
    • Try not to use hot water & decrease exposure to water less than 15 minutes at a time.
    • Use running water rather than immersing hands.