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Health Tip: If You Have Hand Eczema

Health Tip: If You Have Hand Eczema

08/07/13

(HealthDay News) -- Moisturizing is essential for anyone with hand eczema to help ease pain, redness, cracking and dryness.

The National Eczema Association suggests how to choose the right moisturizer:

  • Avoid moisturizers that contain a lot of water, as this can dry hands.
  • Choose a thick, greasy moisturizer with few ingredients.
  • Apply petroleum jelly as soon as you've finished bathing, and carry some with you to apply during the day.
  • At night, apply petroleum jelly, and cover with cotton gloves while you sleep.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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