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12 Best Methods For Protecting Hands With Eczema

October 29, 2022

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If you have eczema, you know how difficult it can be to keep your hands healthy and free of flare-ups. The skin on your hands is constantly exposed to irritants, making it more susceptible to eczema flare-ups.

In this blog post, we’ll share some of the best methods for protecting hands with eczema. By following these tips, you can help keep your hands healthy and free of flare-ups.

What is Hand Eczema

Hand eczema
Fig. 1. Hand eczema
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Hand eczema is a common condition that causes the skin on your hands to become dry, itchy, and irritated. The exact cause of hand eczema is not known, but it is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. If you have hand eczema, you are not alone. In fact, it is estimated that up to 10% of the population suffers from this condition.

Hand eczema is a type of eczema that affects the hands. Eczema is a general term for inflamed, irritated skin. There are many different types of eczema, and each has its own set of symptoms. Hand eczema is characterized by dry, cracked, red skin. The skin may also be itchy, raw, or scaly. In severe cases, blisters may form on the hands.


There are many different factors that can contribute to hand eczema.

Irritants are one of the most common triggers for hand eczema flare-ups. Common irritants include detergents, soaps, cleaners, and solvents.

Allergens can also trigger hand eczema flare-ups. Common allergens include dust mites, pollen, and pet dander.

Dry skin is another common trigger for hand eczema flare-ups. When the skin is dry, it’s more susceptible to irritation and inflammation.


The symptoms of hand eczema can vary from person to person. In general, symptoms include dry, cracked, red skin. The skin may also be itchy, raw, or scaly. In severe cases, blisters may form on the hands. If you experience any of these symptoms on your hands, it’s important to see a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Emotional Impact

Eczema on the hands can cause pain and irritation to the point that you might not be able to do the things you usually do. This might have a psychological impact, possibly a feeling of uselessness (obviously not true). You might also be ashamed to go out, since you feel like hiding your hands with gloves, even if they’re uncomfortable to wear. You might feel helpless or defeated, especially if you know that eczema is a chronic skin condition that you’ll have to deal with throughout your lifetime.

12 Ways for Protecting Hands from Eczema

There are a few things that you can do to protect your hands from further irritation if you suffer from hand eczema. Here are some of the best methods for protecting your hands: 

#1 Moisturize regularly

Moisturize regularly
Fig. 2. Moisturize regularly
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Moisturizing is one of the most important things you can do for your skin if you have eczema. Look for a hypoallergenic moisturizer that will help soothe your skin without further irritating it. Apply the moisturizer several times throughout the day, especially after washing your hands. Look for products that contain ingredients like glycerin or petroleum jelly, which can help create a barrier on the skin to prevent moisture loss.

Moisturize your hands regularly to keep them hydrated. Use a thick moisturizer that is designed for sensitive skin to help lock in moisture.

#2 Avoid irritants and allergens

If you know what substances trigger your eczema flare-ups, take steps to avoid them. This may mean avoiding certain cleaning products or using gloves when working with harsh chemicals. If you’re not sure what’s causing your flare-ups, keep a journal so you can track your symptoms and identify potential triggers.

#3 Identify and treat underlying conditions

If you have another medical condition that’s contributing to your hand eczema, work with your doctor to treat it effectively. Treating the underlying condition will often help relieve the symptoms of hand eczema as well.

#4 Avoid using harsh soaps and detergents

Look for skin products specifically made for sensitive skin. Use lukewarm water when washing your hands as hot water can strip the natural oils from your skin.

When washing your hands, use a mild soap or cleansing gel that doesn’t contain harsh detergents or fragrances. Harsh soaps can also strip the natural oils from your skin, leaving it dry and irritated.

#5 Keep your nails short and clean

Long nails can harbor bacteria and dirt which can worsen your condition. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after trimming your nails.

#6 Avoid scratching your skin

Frequent scratching can lead to further irritation and even infection. If you find yourself scratching often, try wearing gloves or wrapping a bandage around the affected area to prevent yourself from scratching while you sleep.

#7 Use soothing treatments

There are many over-the-counter treatments that can help relieve the symptoms of hand eczema. These include anti-itch creams and barrier creams. Hand cream for hand eczema helps manage itchy skin and restores moisture to cracked skin.

Be sure to follow the instructions on the package carefully, as some treatments should only be used for short periods of time. It’s best to consult your doctor for prescription options to avoid possible complications.

#8 Wear gloves

Wear gloves
Fig. 3. Wear gloves
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Whenever possible, wear gloves when doing activities that require repeated hand washing, such as cooking or cleaning. Wearing gloves will help protect your hands from the elements and irritants. Gloves will create a barrier between your skin and the substance that could trigger a flare-up.

It’s also a good idea to wear cotton gloves when exposed to cold weather for long periods of time to prevent triggering eczema flare-ups.

For daily chores, you can use eczema gloves with gel lining to keep your hands moisturized. For whole-day treatment, others recommend using specially made silk gloves for eczema. They prevent skin irritation and regulate body temperature to keep your hands comfortable and healthy.

#9 Practice stress reduction techniques

One of the best ways to protect your hands (and your whole body) from eczema is to reduce stress in your life. Stress can trigger eczema flare-ups, so finding ways to manage stress is important. Deep breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga are some of the most helpful and effective stress reduction techniques you can do. You may also want to try journaling or spending time in nature as means of reducing stress levels.

#10 Choose non-irritating fabrics

Certain fabrics can irritate eczema-prone skin, so it’s important to choose wisely when selecting clothing and bedding items; natural material like cotton is usually a good choice. You might also want to avoid wool garments next to the skin.

When it comes to bedding, look for items that are labeled ” hypoallergenic” or “non-irritating.” Breathable fabric like bamboo is a favorite among people with skin conditions because it’s gentle on inflamed skin. Bedding made from other materials like down comforters and feather pillows can sometimes make eczema worse, so consider using synthetic materials instead.

#11 Take breaks throughout the day

If you’re going to be doing something that requires repeated use of your hands, such as typing on a computer keyboard or using a mouse, take breaks every few minutes to give your hands a break. This will help to prevent irritation and will give you a chance to apply more lotion if necessary.

#12 Use Medovie products

Use Medovie products
Fig. 4. Use Medovie products

The Medovie Complete 3HX™ Body Plan is the ultimate solution for restless skin. It contains 2x 3HX™ Derma Cream and 1x 3HX™ Capsules. This complete natural combo is exactly what irritated skin needs to feel healthy, refreshed, and remain balanced from inside and out for the long term.

The 3HX™ Derma Cream is made of natural ingredients and doesn’t contain irritants that can trigger the symptoms of your hand eczema. The 3HX™ Capsules help provide holistic comfort by managing the symptoms from the inside.

Medovie aims to be the first company to provide safe and effective products that are natural and research-based with a long-lasting effect. Our goal is for you to feel relief from your skin problems by combining traditional Chinese medicine with modern scientific techniques to come up with products that support healthy cell production inside and out.

Taking Care of Your Hands

When you have hand eczema, it’s important to take good care of your hands. This means keeping them clean and moisturized, avoiding irritants, and using soothing treatments when necessary. Taking good care of your hands will help reduce flare-ups and keep your hands healthy.

While there is no cure for hand eczema, there are many things you can do to manage its symptoms and keep your hands healthy and comfortable. By following these tips, you can protect your hands from further irritation and pain.

But for best results, we recommend using Medovie products because they’ve been proven safe and effective by thousands of users worldwide. Give it a try!


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