Eczema — a fairly common disease of the skin, which is of a chronic inflammatory nature. The skin is dry, flaky and itchy, cracks and crusts form. This causes great discomfort to the patient, since the hands are always in sight. After an exacerbation, with proper and complex treatment, the signs of the disease disappear, a period of remission begins, but everything can happen again. The nature of the occurrence of the disease has not yet been fully studied, but there are a number of reasons why it occurs.
Causes of dry eczema on the hands
There are quite a few reasons for the appearance of an unpleasant disease:
- work with household chemicals or chemical irritants without gloves;
- malfunctions in the work of internal organs — the liver, gastrointestinal tract;
- reduced immunity;
- stress, nervous tension;
- disorders in the metabolic system;
- various allergic reactions;
- all types of infections — fungal, viral, bacterial.
How to treat dry eczema on the fingers?
The main thing in the treatment of dry eczema on the hands is to diagnose the disease in a timely manner and immediately begin therapy. It is also important to follow a certain diet, get enough sleep, avoid stress and nervous strain if possible.
Here are some tips on how to treat eczema on the hands:
- At the initial stage, dry eczema on the hands should be treated with corticosteroid ointment.
- Smear hands with softening preparations containing glycolic, lactic acid. Plain Vaseline is also suitable, which does not contain preservatives.
- If fungi and bacteria are detected, the disease should be treated with combined corticosteroids with an antifungal and antibacterial composition.
- If yellowish crusts appear, it is necessary to take antibiotics and make wet compresses with Burov’s solution.
Treatment of dry eczema on the hands of folk remedies
A folk piggy bank of recipes comes to the rescue in case of dry eczema:
- Lotions from grated raw potatoes wrapped in gauze help. Apply 4 times a day for 20 minutes.
- Grind cabbage into a pulp, mix with egg yolk and make dressings.
- A solution of baking soda is good for relieving itching. Dilute a tablespoon of soda in a glass of water and rinse the wounds.
- Sea buckthorn oil helps well — you can rub it, or you can make a compress.
- Baths with starch or sea salt help very well.
- To get rid of cracks in the hands with dry eczema, treatment with a coltsfoot compress for the night will help. Pour the crushed plant with fresh milk, apply to the skin and cover with cling film, and wrap it with an ordinary scarf on top.