I have had eczema for the past 46 Years and my son has had eczema for 19 Years, we both have eczema all over our body. Having eczema on certain parts of the body can be treated and nobody would know anything about it. However, having eczema on your hands is very difficult to deal with for a number of reasons. That’s why we have written this article on ‘ Hand eczema treatment over the counter ‘ To try and help you deal with the practical side of treating eczema on your hands. The other side of this condition is the psychological side which is much harder to treat.
Im Not Holding Your Hand!
When I was younger having eczema on my hands was horrible! At school, I can remember days where you had to line up in the classroom and on school trips where you had to hold hands with other children. I know that children don’t know what they’re saying and they don’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings but I can still remember children saying to me ‘Err I’m not holding your hand its old‘ and ‘ You have grandad hands‘ 40 years later I can still hear those words and I’m taken back in my mind to a time that really hurt my feelings.
After those hard times I ended up being really paranoid about my hands, I would dread having to shake anyone’s hands or show them to anyone. It filled me with dread and fear that someone would comment on them.
As we get older people don’t comment as much, But I do still get odd looks and the odd comment of how old they look. It comments like that why I wrote this article ‘Hand eczema treatment over the counter‘
Why do you wear gloves?
The physical side of having eczema on your hands is all about caring for them, the worst thing that affects mine is cold and physically using them too much I.E : Gardening, washing up too much ( I try getting out of that by saying my hands are sore) It doesn’t work Ha Ha and just general wear on tear from work.
So to protect my hands I wear gloves all the time, anything from driving, walking outside and even at work. My job involves a lot of physical lifting and opening boxes which dries my hands out quickly. They can soon turn sore and start to split open and especially at the end.
I WROTE AND ARTICLE ON THIS. ‘Can you use super glue on eczema cracks & cuts?’
At work, I can be the laughing stock on the store because I wear gloves all day even though we’re inside, but I don’t care I have to protect my hands or I will be in pain for weeks. If I don’t wear my gloves my hands will become cracked and painful ( Like they are today) Sometimes even with gloves they still flare-up and crack.
Here’s a picture of how fingers crack with eczema if I’m not careful.
Once my fingers crack and my hand’s flare-up they take ages to fix and get back to normal. One hour of not protecting my hands and there wrecked for a week, and very painful.
For younger children it more important to protect their hands for other reasons like SCRATCHING! The number one enemy to anyone who suffers from eczema is scratching. It leads to so many complications like infections and flare-ups.
We recommend wearing gloves for younger children and babies to prevent scratching and protect them from irritants and the elements. We have written a review on ECZEMA GLOVES that may help you find suitable eczema gloves. ECZEMA GLOVES TO STOP SCRATCHING
How to treat eczema on your hands
There’s to main ways to care for eczema on your hands.
You must have a daily routine which will involve moisturizing, this is the number one way to care for eczema. Eczema causes a lack of moisture within your skin which must be replaced. You can use prescribed cream and lotions that your Doctor has prescribed and you should always follow your Doctors instructions. THEY KNOW BEST!
However, you can always use other forms of moisturizers as long as they’re not STERIOD creams which can have long-lasting side effects. Many of the best creams are Natural & Organic and should be applied daily 3-4 times a day.
This is a very important factor in controlling flare-ups and stop general irritations on the hands. You will need to protect your hands from things like: Weather, Chemicals, Wear & Tear and temperatures hot and cold.
Using gloves to protect your hands is a simple and effective way to protect them. This plus a good moisturizing cream will be enough in most cases to help treat eczema on your hands. If it’s not please consult your Doctor again.
Eczema creams I have used and still use today
I have used loads of different creams and lotions over the last 46 Years and we have used different ones on my son. Some have worked and some didn’t. I will share some of the best creams that I found worked on me. Please remember that everyone is different and what worked for me might not work for you. ( Hopefully, they will )
As your skin changes and gets older your body will react differently to the creams so you will need to keep changing what you use daily. When I was a teenager I used nothing but JOHNSONS PINK BABY LOTION and it had to be the Pink one. I know that’s strange but the White version just didn’t work for me. Today I can’t stand that cream touching my skin.
That’s why you need to keep trying different creams to find the one that works best for you.
Here’s a selection of some of the best creams available on AMAZON for home delivery.
Creams for Younger Children
Recommended by dermatologists and clinically shown to soothe skin with eczema.
Developed with leading dermatologists, this breakthrough eczema cream helps relieve irritated skin, intensely moisturizes and helps prevent the recurrence of extra-dry skin. It’s enriched with a ceramide, an essential lipid naturally found within the skin that plays a key role in enhancing and restoring the skin’s protective function. Clinically shown to help reduce the itching and irritation of eczema. Plus, it’s dermatologist tested, and gentle enough for babies and children.
All natural, steroid-free relief for your sweet little one
Why use chemicals on baby’s sensitive skin? TruBaby Sweet Baby Eczema Cream provides steroid-free, all natural hydration for ultimate soothing and hydration. Acceptance by the National Eczema Association assures that rigorous testing has been performed and highest quality has been certified, further protecting your little one.
Free of gluten, parabens, all chemicals, TruBaby Sweet Baby Eczema Cream is the all-natural solution to eczema and other skin irritations that upset and annoy your sweet baby. This rich, gentle cream allows you to gently soothe and hydrate baby’s tender skin and provides a moisturizing barrier to protect it from future irritations.
Designed by a mother of six, TruBaby Sweet Baby Eczema Cream is here to make your baby’s skin happy, and parents’ lives easier.
Protect and soothe baby’s dry skin irritation and itching due to eczema
Eucerin Baby Eczema Relief Body Creme has been specially formulated to help relieve very dry, irritated skin associated with eczema. It is gentle on skin and provides significant and long lasting improvements to the skin.
Clinically proven to significantly improve hydration, relieve itchiness due to eczema
Natural oatmeal calms dry, itchy, irritated skin; Licochalcone enriched formula soothes and improves the appearance of red, irritated skin; and ceramide-fortified formula strengthens the skin’s barrier and improves the skin’s condition.
Start your baby off on the right foot with an all-natural, USDA Certified Organic healing balm. Avoid the toxins, chemicals and hormone disruptors that fill the marketplace today. Some skin treatments have ingredients scientifically proven to cause the same condition they claim to cure! Our hypoallergenic formula is made for damaged, sensitive skin. But just because our gentle ointment uses only natural products, doesn’t mean it isn’t powerful. We have combined powerful herbs and extracts scientifically proven to help irritated, damaged skin. Whether your baby suffers from cradle cap, baby eczema, chapped nose from a cold, hives, rashes and even minor cuts and wounds. Boost healing and cellular recover, reduce redness and swelling and most importantly offer quick itch and pain relief. Why buy just a cradle cap cream, baby eczema cream, etc. when you can find the solution for just about any skin condition in one convenient jar?
Eczema Creams For Adults
HEALING MANUKA HONEY
protects against damage caused by bacteria and also stimulates
production of special cells that repair tissue damaged by infection and common skin ailments and rashes.
Healing New Zealand Manuka honey fuses with organic nut-free oils and beeswax and forms a protective barrier
on the skin guarding against bacteria and infection.
SIX SIMPLE, 100% PURE ORGANIC NATURAL INGREDIENTS combine to create an easy to apply creamy balm.
A natural eczema relief cream balm, rich in soothing, anti-bacterial agents, provides fast relief and
moisture to severely dry, irritated and itchy skin – A psoriasis eczema cream the whole family will love.
- Certified Organic – New Zealand Manuka Honey
- Manuka Oil Extract
- Organic Olive Oil
- Grape Seed Oil
- Organic Beeswax
- Filtered Water
OUR AWARD WINNING NATURAL ECZEMA CREAM BALM is specially formulated as a “Creamy Balm”
that’s easy to apply to sensitive skin, it’s also ideal as a psoriasis relief cream and rosacea skin cream and is ideal to
treat small wounds, minor cuts and burns.
Diprobase emollient cream for dry skin diprobase is an emollient, moisturizing and protective cream. It helps to soothe, smooth and hydrate the skin and prevent moisture loss.in adults and children, diprobase cream is used to treat red, inflamed, damaged, dry or chapped skin and to protect raw skin areas. If you are suffering from eczema and your skin is dry, the cream can be applied before having a bath to prevent your skin from drying even further.application: for adults and children, the cream should be thinly applied to cover the affected area completely, massaging gently and thoroughly into the skin.diprobase cream contains chlorocresol and cetostearyl alcohol which may rarely cause skin reactions (e.g. Contact dermatitis) or allergic reactions.
This is a fantastic all round cream suitable for all ages and suitable for daily use. Most people who suffer from Eczema at some point in their life will try e45. It’s a go to cream for lots of people.
- BE HAPPY IN YOUR OWN SKIN AGAIN – Wild Naturals lotion stops itching quickly, reduces pain, and promotes repair of damaged skin cells, without using a steroid treatment. Our potent ointment uses organic aloe vera as it’s first ingredient, not water like most skin care products. Aloe is an anti-inflammatory and penetrates deep into skin to quickly calm and soothe cracked, flaky, inflamed, or itchy skin
- MOISTURIZE & PROTECT YOUR SKIN – Made with manuka honey, a medical grade honey, found only in New Zealand. It has unmatched healing properties and is the most antibacterial honey on earth. It’s also a powerful moisturizer packed with a unique blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that naturally seals in moisture to protect dry, damaged skin
- CHEMICAL-FREE RELIEF – Our organic 15-in-1 formula is perfectly pH balanced at 5.5 (just like your own skin) – that means it will be easily absorbed, is non-irritating, and won’t disturb your skin – wonderful for sensitive skin. Light and non-greasy. The beauty of non-medicated, natural products is that you can apply as often as needed
- CONTROL REDNESS & FLAIR UPS – With our cream, you can rescue your skin from severe, dry skin. Use it daily, even hourly, on your face, body, hands, feet or scalp. Hypoallergenic and non-toxic. Contains no petroleum ingredients. We don’t use fragrance or parabens. And no dyes or artificial colors. Gluten-free and absolutely no animal testing. All our products are proudly made in the USA
Whatever cream you decide to use we hope you find one that works well for you and helps you fight your battle against eczema. I found DIPROBASE is the best cream for me, but Like I said in the beginning of this article what works for me may not work for you.
Please follow the simple rules when trying new treatments on your skin.
- CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
- TEST A SMALL AREA
- MAKE SURE ITS STEROID FREE
- NATURAL IS BEST
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