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…reduce the risk of contact dermatitis on the hands.
Contact Dermatitis on the Handsby Kelly Koenig, MD, FAAD , Blanchard Valley Medical Associates – Dermatology
Many people suffer from
various rashes to their hands. We use our hands in countless ways throughout
the day, so itchy, painful and sometimes blistering or cracked skin on our
hands can have a huge impact on our daily activities. Fortunately, there are
Hand dermatitis can have
several causes. For instance, some individuals suffer from ongoing chronic
issues related to an existing skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis.
During the winter months with lower humidity, these conditions often worsen.
Most commonly, however, newly onset dry skin on the hands is classified as
“irritant contact dermatitis.” This condition can result in dry, cracked,
painful skin anywhere on the body but is commonly found on the hands due to
frequent washing and exposure to various chemicals in our environment.
Overly dry skin on the
hands can result from the overuse of harsh soaps and cleaning agents, frequent
hand-washing, dry heat and low humidity in the air, or lack of moisturizing to
help repair the skin barrier after these insults. Washing hands with mild,
moisturizing and non-foaming cleansers is one measure to reduce the risk of
contact dermatitis on the hands. Additionally, using hand sanitizers, which are
less irritating that soap and water, throughout the day when the hands are not
visibly soiled and moisturizing the hands with a heavy emollient cream or
ointment that is fragrance-free immediately after they become wet may also help.
White petrolatum (plain Vaseline), CeraVe cream, Neutrogena Norwegian Formula,
Aquaphor, Vanicream, Eucerin cream and other similar products are favorable
Less commonly, individuals
can be affected by “allergic contact dermatitis.” This results when an allergen
or chemical in the environment comes in contact with the skin and causes itchy,
red, raised and sometimes blistering rashes that appear two to seven days or
more after exposure. A common example of this type of reaction is poison ivy.
Many chemicals can also cause
allergy including fragrances, metals such as nickel, gold and cobalt, preservatives
such as formaldehyde, quaternium-15 and MI/MCI, or topical antibiotics such as
neomycin and bacitracin. Because these reactions typically occur several days
after exposure, it can be difficult to correlate and decipher the actual cause.
If the hands do not improve by using gentle soaps and moisturizers listed
above, then further allergy testing such as “patch testing” can be completed to
help identify any chemical source contributing to the problem.
Overall, for dry, itchy
skin, using mild and fragrance-free cleansers, hand sanitizers when appropriate
and moisturizing immediately after washing and throughout the day can help
reduce irritation. Prescription cortisone creams can also provide relief for
extreme cases, and ultimately further testing is sometimes required. A
board-certified dermatologist can provide guidance if despite these measures, individuals
continue to experience severe contact dermatitis.
1) Alex Snyder playing defense
2) Levi Gazarek with a jumper
3) Clayton Heineman hits the off balance lay up 1) Gunner Kepling with a runner in the lane
2) Hunter Baker fires from deep
3) Hunter Volgelson saves the ball from going out
No closet is complete without some personal touches….
(Family Features) If you’ve ever opened your closet doors and been depressed by what you see, it may be time to rethink your closet.
In fact, according to a One Poll survey on behalf of ClosetMaid, 57 percent of women admitted having an organized closet would make finding what they’re looking for faster and easier while 3 out of 10 said an organized closet would make mornings less stressful.
However, treating yourself to your dream closet and introducing a new level of organization can help alleviate those worries and provide a fresh perspective. To get started on your closet makeover, consider these tips:
Assess Your Needs Before diving headfirst into a full-blown closet makeover, start by assessing any budgetary constraints as well as the physical aspects and size of your space. Determine your ceiling height and available wall space to give yourself a feel for what your area can accommodate; you may even want to consider converting an adjacent room into your dream closet. Remember to account for any sloped walls and whether you prefer a simple reach-in closet or a more elaborate walk-in. Once you’ve determined your preferences and completed your measurements, turn to your wardrobe to assess whether you need more hanging space, shelving, shoe storage, accessory drawers or something else entirely.
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Sunday, January 20, Pastor Ralph Mineo will offer a message titled “Why Do We Care?”
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore This Sunday, January 20, Pastor Ralph Mineo will offer a message titled “Why Do We Care?” based on John 2:1-11 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m. Plan now to join us.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb “Why Do We Care?” based on John 2:1-11 is the topic of Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon for January 20, at St. John ‘s Lutheran in McComb at 8:00 a.m. A joint adult Sunday School with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m. We hope you will worship with us.