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Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

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Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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What is hand eczema?

People who come into contact with harsh soaps and detergents are especially likely to develop this skin issue.

Symptoms of hand eczema

  • Skin problem over the back of the hand

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Skin Itching

  • Skin abnormality

  • Sores or ulcers of the skin

  • Red skin improves with steroid creams

  • Drink alcohol regularly

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hand eczema

  • Do your hand problems affect the skin beyond the wrist?

  • Do you have flaky, scaly skin?

  • Is your skin itchy?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Do you have skin sores?

Treatment for hand eczema

Stay away from harsh soaps and detergents, and wear gloves if needed. Moisturizers and steroid creams can help with healing.

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References

  • Elsner P, Agner T. Hand eczema: treatment. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2020 Jan;34 Suppl 1:13-21. doi: 10.1111/jdv.16062. PMID: 31860736.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jdv.16062

  • Agner T, Elsner P. Hand eczema: epidemiology, prognosis and prevention. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2020 Jan;34 Suppl 1:4-12. doi: 10.1111/jdv.16061. PMID: 31860734.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jdv.16061

  • Lee GR, Maarouf M, Hendricks AK, Lee DE, Shi VY. Current and emerging therapies for hand eczema. Dermatol Ther. 2019 May;32(3):e12840. doi: 10.1111/dth.12840. Epub 2019 Feb 18. PMID: 30693618.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dth.12840

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Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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