The signs that your dry skin may be more than that!
Hand eczema (also known as dermatitis) is a common condition which affects the hands. In this blog post, we will explore the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for hand eczema/contact dermatitis, as well as some effective treatments and preventative measures.
What is Hand Eczema?
Hand eczema is a type of skin condition which affects the hands. It can be chronic and cause severe pain and irritation to those affected by it.
The condition is characterized by red, itchy, and inflamed skin on the hands. Symptoms may vary in severity, ranging from mild to severe.
Depending on the person, causes may vary although the cause is usually a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
People with a family history of eczema are more likely to develop hand eczema, whilst those with consistent exposure to certain substances can also trigger the condition.
Symptoms of Hand Eczema Include:
- Dry, scaly skin on the hands
- Redness and inflammation
- Itching and burning
- Cracks and fissures in the skin
- Blisters or pus-filled bumps
- Thickened or leathery skin
Treatment for hand eczema may be different for each person.
There are measures that individuals can take to help reduce the chance of their hand eczema/dermatitis flaring up.
These include avoiding triggers (environmental etc), using gentle soaps and moisturizers, and wearing protective gloves when working with irritating substances (or when doing tasks such as washing dishes/cleaning).
Another treatment option is to use Grahams Natural C+ Eczema & Dermatitis Cream. This cream is naturally formulated, and steroid free.
Its ingredients help to reduce inflammation, reduce itch and calm redness.
It can be used daily, or whenever a flare up occurs.
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In conclusion, eczema on the hands can be a frustrating and uncomfortable condition that affects many people. To alleviate the symptoms of eczema on the hands, it's important to identify the underlying cause and address it. In addition, using an eczema cream will help to lock in moisture in your skin's barrier and protect your hands, reducing the chance of eczema from occurring.