Hand Dermatitis

Hand Dermatitis describes eczema of the hands that can be attributed to an allergic reaction, an irritant reaction or a stress reaction. Hand dermatitis includes Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Irritant Contact Dermatitis, and Dyshidrosis.

Hand Dermatitis Treatment

Apply TrueLipids® Eczema Experts™ 1% Hydrocortisone Barrier Cream and TrueLipids® Relieve and Protect ointment after washing your hands. Rub on a very thick layer of the ointment at night, and also consider wearing white cotton gloves (www.uline.com) that are covered by vinyl (NOT latex) gloves at night.

For more information, please go to the Hand Dermatitis Library

Tips for Treating Dry Hands

  • Only wash the hands when absolutely necessary.
  • Avoid use of hand sanitizers and soaps and always use soap-free cleanser for hands.
  • When doing house work or other work that may cause the hands to get wet or dirty, wear white cotton gloves covered by vinyl gloves to remove the need for washing.
  • Avoid harsh, drying or irritating chemicals.