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Redness or swelling of the skin can be a symptom of eczema. Eczema is a skin-related condition, due to which the person feels itching and burning. Apart from the face, this problem can occur on the shoulders, neck, arms, legs etc.

In this article, we talk about having eczema on the hands. When the immune system becomes weak, then eczema can develop in the body. The cold air of winter and the hot air of summer can increase the eczema risk further and the person may feel pain along with itching.

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Symptoms of hand eczema

In eczema on the hands, red or dark brown spots appear on the hands. Apart from this, there are some other symptoms, such as:

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Causes and types of hand eczema

Eczema on the hands can occur in different ways depending on the different causes. The types and causes of eczema are as follows:

Irritant contact dermatitis

Irritant contact dermatitis is also known as irritant eczema. This can occur when you come in contact with dust or any chemical substance. A person can suffer from this problem even after washing their hands several times.

Allergic contact dermatitis

This is also known as allergic eczema. If a person is allergic to strong smells, rubber or any plant, then it falls under the category of allergic eczema.

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Dyshidrotic dermatitis

Dyshidrotic eczema is also known as pompholyx dyshidrotic eczema. It usually affects people below 40 years of age. Although the reason behind it is not yet known, the condition can worsen with the individual moving to a different environment or different place. When a person affected by pompholyx eczema profusely sweats or has any other allergies, then the risk of pompholyx eczema may increase. Apart from this, stress could be another cause of dyshidrotic dermatitis.

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Things to keep in mind

  • First of all, to identify its symptoms, a 'patch test' should be done, this will also let you know what are the things in everyday life that are causing this problem.
  • Washing hands too frequently is also not good. Wash your hands when you are using the bathroom or when your hands are dirty. If you wash your hands repeatedly, the natural oil present will be destroyed.
  • Some soaps contain harsh chemicals, so be careful while choosing soap.

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Doctors for Hand Eczema
Dr. Priti Kulkarni

Dr. Priti Kulkarni

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Dr. Neha Baig

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