Why do I have a hand rash?
A hand rash can occur because of something you have touched or something going on inside of your body. Some rashes appear almost immediately, others develop over time. Many people get hand rashes from substances they come into contact with at work including dyes, detergents and even water. Repeatedly wetting and drying your hands throughout the day can dry the skin to where it can crack and bleed.
Some hand rashes are actually an allergic reaction. Allergies can develop at any time; cooks can develop an allergy to certain foods, people who frequently use latex gloves can develop allergies to latex, you can even develop allergies to the metal in jewelry you have been wearing for years.
How do I treat my hand rash?
Effective treatment for hand rashes begin with accurately identifying the cause, it is important to see a board certified dermatologist regarding these issues.
Treatment plans for hand rashes can include:
It is important to know that during treatment your hands may get worse before they get better, it can take several months for the skin to regain its normal appearance. As the skin heals it may itch, avoid scratching as this will worsen the rash or possibly cause an infection.
How do I prevent a hand rash?