Health Tip: If You Have Hand Eczema08/07/13
(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
- Avoid moisturizers that contain a lot of water, as this can dry
- 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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