Dermatologist’s advice on Hand Eczema
“ 𝐃𝐫 𝐋𝐨𝐰, 𝐃𝐫 𝐋𝐨𝐰. 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐜𝐳𝐞𝐦𝐚 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫?”
Managing hand eczema can be quite challenging at time if the main triggers could not be identified. Hence we should always look out for the triggers, common causes are:
such as harsh soaps, detergents, solvents, acids, alkalis, hand sanitiser etc
such as cold and dry weather, dampness, friction and more specific things such as house dust mites, pet fur, pollen and moulds.
Healthcare workers, technicians, mechanics etc. (mainly constant expose to irritants above)
women may find their symptoms get worse in the days before their period or during pregnancy.
In Short, to control eczema, we need 𝐌𝐎𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐈𝐙𝐄𝐑, 𝐌𝐎𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐈𝐙𝐄𝐑 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐎𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐈𝐙𝐄𝐑!!!
(use as many times as possible!)
Here are the videos to help to reduce hand eczema and how to use moisturiser:
Last but not least, use the topical steroid correctly as prescribed by your doctor!
Stay tune for next video on tips to use topical steroids!