A person’s hands are some of the main areas that can be affected by atopic dermatitis. Some of the best ways to treat atopic dermatitis on the hands are to take care of them on a regular basis.
Of course, there are topical ointments and creams that a person can get, but taking care of one’s hands will help in the long run.
One of the first things that you can do to help alleviate the irritating symptoms of atopic dermatitis is to wear gloves. It is especially important to wear gloves while you are doing cleaning or housework. The gloves will help prevent any more irritants or allergens from further worsening your atopic dermatitis. Cotton-lined gloves are recommended over latex gloves, as latex may cause an allergic reaction and can lead to sweating, which will only irritate the affected area more.
Another way to help treat atopic dermatitis is to not wash your hands as much. Wash hands when they are dirty, such as when you’re in the bathroom, but don’t wash them very frequently. This will help to retain moisture and keep your body’s natural oils on your skin.
Try to also change your soap to mild cleansing bars or lipid-free cleansers.
Taking short, lukewarm showers will also help to treat atopic dermatitis on your hands, or other areas of the body. These will help to prevent your skin from drying even more. After the shower, pat your skin dry until it is still slightly damp, and then follow up with an intense or rich moisturizer.
Scent-free cleansers and moisturizers are recommended to treat atopic dermatitis because artificial fragrances will usually cause atopic dermatitis to flare up again.
If none of the treatment options listed are working then it is advised that you go see your doctor or a professional healthcare provider who will be able to prescribe a medication for you.
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