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Hand dermatitis: what it is, what causes it and how to treat it


hand dermatitis

Hand dermatitis is a problem that can have various causes. Let’s find out the most important and what are the treatments.

Among the skin rashes that can occur in some stages of life, hand dermatitis is one of the forms most popular. It is a skin irritation that usually presents with evident signs on the palms, on the back or between the fingers. We can talk about atopic dermatitis on the hands , or it can also derive from other more specific causes: in the most serious cases it can then manifest itself in several areas at the same time. Let’s find out the causes and possible solutions.

Dermatitis : the most common causes

Hand dermatitis, also known as eczema or erythema of the hands almost always occurs violently, bringing with it redness, itching, burning sensation, scabs, cuts and obvious signs of peeling.

hand dermatitis
hand dermatitis

There are generally several forms of dermatitis. Some may affect only the hands while others may also occur in other areas of the body. For example, one of the most evident is contact dermatitis of the hands, usually caused by contact with aggressive substances such as detergents or other products to which one is particularly sensitive.

Then there is atopic hand dermatitis which can depend on the combination of environmental and genetic factors. Then there is also allergic dermatitis that is triggered when you come into contact with specific products which in some forms of allergy such as, for example, that to nickel can manifest itself in the form of bubbles filled with viscous liquid, taking the name of dyshidrosis.

Fortunately, once the cause has been found, it is possible to choose the most suitable treatment together with the doctor.

Hand dermatitis: the cure

In order to treat dermatitis it is necessary, as already mentioned, to find out the exact cause and first of all avoid contact with what can trigger the problem. To this can be added a possible therapy chosen by the doctor. Therapy which can be of a pharmacological or phytotherapeutic type.

It is also important to use natural and delicate soaps and, in some cases, the use of creams (always as natural as possible) to moisturize the skin. Good nutrition, especially in the case of allergic dermatitis, can ultimately help counteract inflammation, making the situation easier to manage.

It being understood that, in order to take adequate care of dermatitis, it is important to rely on the general practitioner and if needed, a dermatologist .


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