It is known that hands that are subjected to frequent hand-washing and glove use all day can become irritated. Over-exposure to water, friction, dry air, soaps, detergents, solvents, cleaning agents and chemicals used are all potential causes of hand rashes and dermatitis.
There are many different types of hand dermatitis, including irritant hand dermatitis, atopic hand dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, frictional hand dermatitis, and dyshidrotic hand dermatitis. Once the skin becomes red and dry, even so-called ‘harmless’ things — like water from frequent hand-washing — can be irritating rather than soothing.
Here are some tips to keep your hands in tip-top shape.