Dermatitis is considered to be any inflammatory process on the skin. Dermatitis on the hands occurs very often due to the fact that the hands and wrists are particularly susceptible to external factors. Internal pathological processes also have a certain place in the occurrence of the disease.
Causes of dermatitis on the hands
External irritants that cause dermatitis on the hands include:
- physical factors (friction, pressure, high and low temperature conditions, etc.);
- chemical factors (washing and detergents, aggressive chemicals);
- biological factors (juices and pollen of various plants).
Internal causes also provoke dermatitis on the hands. It can be:
- reaction to food allergens;
- allergic reaction to cosmetics, medication;
- allergens that have entered through the respiratory system;
- chemical poisoning;
- genetically determined predisposition to atopy;
- diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, malfunction of the endocrine or autoimmune system;
- stressful situations.
How to treat dermatitis on the hands?
The approach to treating dermatitis on the hands depends on the type of disease. The main recommendations given by experts are as follows:
- You can eliminate contact dermatitis by simply eliminating the effect of the factor that caused the allergic reaction.
- Skin manifestations will quickly disappear if contact with water is reduced, for example, doing housework with latex gloves, and using hypoallergenic products when washing hands.
- You can not do without a diet that excludes identified food allergens, as well as limit the consumption of fatty and fried foods, smoked meats, and sweets.
In the system, you need to use the ointment, gel or cream recommended by a dermatologist for dermatitis on the hands. Usually assigned:
- — with dry dermatitis Bepanten, Dexpanthenol;
- when weeping — Skin-pack;
- when joining infections — Triderm.
In severe cases, hormonal ointments are prescribed:
Most often, in the treatment of dermatitis, one cannot do without drug therapy, including:
- taking antihistamines (Zodak, Claritin, Cetrin, Tavegil, Suprastin, etc.);
- the use of sedatives;
- vitamin therapy (vitamins A, E, group B);
- the use of sorbents for the speedy removal of allergens from the body (Polysorb, Enterosorbent, white coal);
- glucocorticosteroids, if the previous course of therapy does not give the desired effect.
In case of infection, the following should be used:
- with bacterial pathogens — antibiotics;
- with fungal diseases — antimycotics;
- with herpesvirus infection — Acyclovir and its analogues.
Attention! After taking anti-infective drugs to restore intestinal microflora, it is advisable to drink eubiotics:
- Acipol, etc.
Physiotherapeutic methods of therapy give a good effect:
Treatment of dermatitis on the hands at home
Traditional medicine offers its effective recipes on how to cure dermatitis on the hands. The following are very helpful:
- Lotions from the infusion of celandine, succession, oak bark.
- Rubbing hands with fresh celery juice half diluted with water.
- Applications from lemon juice diluted with a glass of water with the addition of 0.5 teaspoon of unrefined vegetable oil.
- Laying on the hands of finely chopped plantain leaves.
- Ingestion of tricolor violet infusion (3 tablespoons of herbs per 1 liter of boiling water). You should drink the infused composition daily three times a day for 1/5 cup.