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Eczema of the Hands

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Eczema of the Hands

Posted by Goodman Dermatology in Dermatology Services Explained 27 Oct 2015

before and after photos of eczema treatment for handsMore than just lovely to look at, healthy skin provides a vital protective barrier for the body. Short-term assaults such as excess washing or exposure to the elements can leave hands hurting and dry for short periods of time. In contrast, chronic exposure to harsh conditions can leave especially hard-working hands feeling painfully dry, red and itchy year-round. This important health and cosmetic condition, referred to as eczema of the hands, can substantially affect quality of life if left untreated.

Eczema, also referred to as dermatitis, is one in a family of non-infectious conditions of the skin. Dermatitis can affect many parts of the body, but given their constant contact with the world around us, it’s no wonder that hands can often become reddened, cracked and painful from this condition.

While other types of dermatitis are often related to a faulty immune response, eczema of the hands is most likely to occur in people with occupational exposure to harsh irritants or chemicals. Even under gentler conditions, skin can remain sensitive to everyday triggers and develop the itchy, reddened, cracked skin sometimes best described as contact dermatitis.

From whatever trigger, eczematous skin compromises the skin’s natural protective function. As dermatitis causes the skin to chap, split and crack, it becomes more prone to infections that can worsen the health of the hands and the body as a whole. The visible location of this condition also makes sufferers of hand dermatitis susceptible to social inhibition and damaged self-esteem. For all the ways that healthy hands contribute to wellness, healing the wounds of dermatitis is a healthcare priority.

Goodman Dermatology offers a helping hand to effectively soothe and heal dermatitis. Their team of clinical experts supported by experienced and friendly staff has made Goodman dermatology a first-choice amongst patients wishing to recover from conditions including eczematous conditions of the hands. Recognizing the importance of keeping patients informed on their healthcare conditions and treatment options, Dr. Goodman’s team provides patients a wealth of readily accessible resources both online and in person.

Having won the Patients’ Choice Awards and Most Compassionate Doctor awards each year since 2010, it’s no surprise that Dr. Marcus Goodman and his team are so warmly praised in their patient testimonials. Located in Roswell, Georgia; Goodman dermatology is poised to provide both residents and visitors in the North Georgia and Atlanta Metro areas with a variety of dermatological health and beauty treatments. Dr. Goodman see patients from Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, Dunwoody, Canton, Sandy Springs, Suwanee and beyond, give his office a call today at (770) 754-0787.

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