I just recently talked about eczema on the face, but what about eczema on the hands? Hand eczema, medically referred to as hand dermatitis, can be itchy, unsightly and at times painful. Our hands are constantly used which means that eczema can easily worsen. Those with this condition are often faced with dry scaling hands that crack, become red and develop blisters. Although an uncomfortable condition, eczema on hands can be cleared up. Here is how to get rid of eczema on the hands.
Hand dermatitis is often treated with hand creams. A hand cream for eczema, whether it be a corticosteroid or non-corticosteroid should only be used during flare ups. During this time they will help relieve the discomfort associated with hand eczema in addition to clear up the skin by reducing dryness, redness and inflammation.
Apply Aloe Vera
A natural solution to get rid of eczema on hands is applying aloe vera gel. Pure aloe vera gel, used directly from the plant or purchased at a health or drug store, promotes healing, moisturizes and soothes itching.
Hand eczema flare ups are likely caused by an allergic reaction. As a result, changes in lifestyle such as switching to products that are hypoallergenic and/or all natural as well as avoiding contact with possible irritants by wearing gloves will help to get rid of eczema on the hands.
If hand dermatitis is persistent and severe, patch testing may be the answer. During a patch test an allergist exposes different substances to your hand to see if a reaction will occur. If allergic to any allergens or chemical you are exposed to on a daily basis it will be identified so it can be avoided.
All in all, there are effective ways to get rid of eczema on the hands. Medically prescribed hand creams can help to clear the skin and improve dryness and inflammation while aloe vera is an effective natural remedy. These treatments and remedies combined with lifestyle changes and identifying the cause of hand eczema will treat hand dermatitis.