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7 ways to treat eczema on your hands at home — and when to connect with a dermatologist

 
Over 31 million Americans experience some form of eczema — a type of dermatitis that causes the skin to become dry, red, and itchy, or have rash-like bumps.

There are seven different kinds of eczema, one of which occurs specifically in the hands. Hand eczema is particularly common among people who regularly handle chemicals and other irritants, such as hairdressers, professional cleaners, food handlers, and healthcare workers.

Dermatologists say the following home eczema treatments can help relieve itching, dryness, and other common symptoms.

Moisturize your hands after washing

Washing your hands strips away the natural oils on your skin, which can exacerbate the dryness, itchiness, and other symptoms of eczema.

That’s why you’ll want to apply a moisturiser immediately after washing your hands, says Erum Ilyas, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology Group. A moisturiser can help to protect the outer layer of your skin.

 

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Source : Business Insider – 7 ways to treat eczema on your hands at home — and when to connect with a dermatologist Edited By, Rebecca Strong, Debra Jaliman

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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