presents on the palms and soles, and may sometimes be difficult or impossible to differentiate from atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, and psoriasis, which also commonly involve the hands.
Normally, skin inflammation connected with hand eczema is accompanied by blister formation and pronounced itching, but solid calluses and painful tearing may also occur.
A single cause is not seldom for the development of hand eczema in patients.: environmental factors such as excessive hand washing; contact with allergens or irritants; and genetic disposition.
Hand eczema is a common disease: study data indicates a one-year prevalence of up to 10% in the general population.
Treatment ― OTC Drugs
Do not use soap or hand sanitizer. Due to the thick skin on the palms and soles, low-potency OTC steroid ointments may not work. In this case, a doctor's prescription is required to use a strong steroid ointment.
If symptoms are severe, taking an OTC antihistamine daily can also help.
Apply an OTC antibiotic if the cracked lesion is painful.
More information ― English
Hand eczema presents on the palms and soles, and may sometimes be difficult or impossible to differentiate from atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, and psoriasis, which also commonly involve the hands.
Reducing the use of soaps and cleaners is important for treatment.
Mild form of hand eczema
Hand eczema hyperkeratosis ― When the symptoms become chronic and worsen, it may crack and bleed.
Eczema on the fingers
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