Hand Care Guide

Hand Care Guide

Special Occupations

Skin care and barrier protection forms the foundation of all eczema management. Intact skin provides a natural barrier to irritants, allergies and infection. Knowing what chemicals or substances aggravate your condition and avoiding them is also vital to you skin care regime.

Important facts

  • Use gloves for washing up
  • Minimise irritants such as soaps, shampoos and products that contain fragrance
  • Use a soap substitute for hand washing
  • Moisturise throughout the day, especially after hand washing
  • Know which products contain allergic chemicals and avoid them
  • Treat infections early and if needed apply a suitable prescription cream to treat the dermatitis