contact dermatitis/hand eczema

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Glove recommendations

Postby fcmc1234 on Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:41 pm


I have severe eczema on my hands and often scratch in the night. I use cotton gloves which have reduced the severity of my scratching in the sleep, but i still rub it raw sometimes. As a result the gloves become stained and promote bacteria growth which in turn has infected my eczema which im now on antibiotics for.

Can anyone recommend gloves that can stop itching and that are not prone to encouraging bacteria growth. I imagine something that isn't an absorbant material?

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Re: Glove recommendations

Postby Marcie Mom on Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:48 am

Hi! My kid wears Tubifast but it's more for increased moisture absorption (i.e. moisturize, then put on the glove). I'm wondering if you should be looking for something made with bamboo, silk or silver? Think these have some properties to reduce bacterial growth..
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Re: Glove recommendations

Postby Storm Cottage on Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:55 am

I get xepin cream for itching, it is very good, but there is a chance of becoming allergic to it.
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