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Hand Rash

Hand Rash

Hand rashes, also called hand eczema, can result from allergic reactions, exposure to irritants such as industrial chemicals, acids or cleaning fluids and sunburn. More often, the irritant is milder and the problem starts out as dryness of the hands. Over-drying from frequent hand washing, soaps, cleaning agents or even skin and personal care product ingredients can also cause hand rashes.

Hand rashes can include an allergic reaction, dry skin, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, hand, foot and mouth disease, dyshidrotic eczema, impetigo and ringworm. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, hand eczema can cause:

  • Dry, chapped skin (often the first sign)
  • Patches of red or dark brown irritated skin
  • Scaly and inflamed skin that may itch
  • Burning sensation
  • Itchy blisters
  • Deep, painful cracks
  • Bleeding or weeping skin
  • Crusts, pus and pain

The Treatment

The Art of Skin Dermatology can offer an eczema treatment plan that can help track down the cause of hand rash and alleviate it, including:

  • Prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter recommendations
  • Personalized treatment regimens

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Eczema is a condition that makes your skin irritated and itchy. It often causes a rash that’s red, blistery, oozing, scaly or brownish. There are several types of eczema, including atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, nummular eczema and dyshidrotic eczema. However, the most common is atopic dermatitis. Millions live with atopic dermatitis. In fact, one in 10 Americans has atopic dermatitis.

Atopic dermatitis is often called atopic eczema or simply eczema. It usually develops by age five, but people of all ages, from newborns to adults 65 years of age and older, live with this condition. Atopic dermatitis is not contagious.

Nail Conditions

Nail conditions can include distortion and/or discoloration of the normal nail plate on the fingernails and toenails. Washboard nails appear as grooves and ridges in the center of your thumb; thin, spoon-shaped nails dip down in the middle and look like spoons; and pitted nails with dents look like they were made by an icepick.

Discoloration can include a new or changing dark streak, which could be melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. However, not every dark streak is a melanoma. Nail fungus, an infection of the nail, can also cause discoloration. It begins as a white or yellow-brown spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail, and may include debris under the nail and thickening nails.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fungal nail infections are very common and may affect up to 14% of the U.S. population; fungal toenail infections are more common than fungal fingernail infections.

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