Dyshidrosis – or Dyshidrotic Eczema – is a form of hand dermatitis that can be the result of an allergy, stress, irritation or moisture imbalance that results from the hands going from wet to dry repeatedly. It is also associated with the ingestion of nickel, Chromate and exposure to ragweed for people who are allergic to these things.
Use TrueLipids® Eczema Experts 1% Hydrocortisone and TrueLipids® Relieve and Protect Ointment after each hand washing. At night, apply an especially thick layer at night and wear white cotton gloves covered with vinyl gloves. Do NOT wear latex gloves as latex is a very common allergen! When doing house work or other work that may get your hands wet or dirty, wear vinyl (preferred) or nitrile gloves to obviate the need for washing.
Dyshidrosis Treatment Tips
- Avoid stress. This is by far the easiest thing to do right? At least try!
- Avoid excessive hand washing, excessively hot water, and the use of soaps.
- Use soap-free cleansers to clean your hands.
- Avoid common allergens such as latex, nickel, fragrance, preservatives, certain foods/food additives, and paraphenylenediamine (used in some hair dye).
- Avoid harsh, drying or irritating chemicals.
For more information on Dyshidrosis Eczema, please visit the Hand Dermatitis Eczema Library