Allergies on the hands
Allergies on the hands - a very common phenomenon in recent years, which is usually accompanied by such allergic manifestations as hives, redness and a rash with severe itching. Allergy to the skin of the hands is caused by the influence of various not always favorable surrounding factors, which include household chemicals, washing means, cold, wind, containing a large number of harmful impurities, water, etc. To get into the body of an allergen, the immune defense reacts by the instantaneous production of the corresponding antibodies. One of the main signs of this process is the allergy that appears on the hands.
Man's hands are in constant contact with the environment, so that they are exposed to adverse effects almost continuously. In the event of prolonged exposure to the skin of the hands of any harmful element, rashes appear called allergic dermatitis, which is different in nature. To serve as a catalyst for the development of this allergic reaction may be high or low temperatures, mechanical or chemical factors, electric current, etc. Allergy in the hands of the child usually develops in the case of repeated exposure to the allergen, since after the initial contact, the immune defense mechanism starts producing antibodies , which actively begin to act after the second invasion of the allergen.
To date, a large number of people (more often women) suffer from potent chemical compounds in detergents, which manifests as an allergy on the fingers. Therefore, when using any modern detergent, gloves should always be worn, which are able to completely protect the skin from the effects of aggressive chemicals
Allergies on the hands - symptoms
In addition to rashes, allergy on the hands has the following accompanying symptoms: swelling, swelling, severe itching, watery blisters. In some cases, fingers are almost impossible to bend, and if it is possible, then a person experiences very strong pain.
Allergies on the arms and legs in children usually occur in the area of the elbow and knee joints and develops due to overeating sweets. In some people, these manifestations are a response to low temperatures, which is manifested by the reddening of the skin accompanied by painful sensations, which becomes dry, thin and vulnerable.
Dermatitis can be chronic and acute. In chronic dermatitis, scaling and thickening (pichenization) in the areas of skin lesions are observed. Acute dermatitis is characterized by swelling and redness of the skin. After a lapse of time, bubbles appear in the place of irritation filled with transparent contents, which burst in the event of continued adverse effect, which often leads to the development of bacterial infection. After healing of such wounds, scars and scars are often left on the spot of irritation.
In the event that the skin began to dry and there was a suspicion of allergy on the hands, it is not necessary to rush to diagnose allergic dermatitis, as this may be the usual immunity of a certain component of household chemicals, after stopping contact with which all allergic manifestations go away.
If, after being in cold water, the skin on the hands becomes thinned, sensitive, painful, an itchy rash appears on it and it acquires a bright red color, it can be an allergy on the hands in the cold
Allergies on the hands - treatment
Human hands are always open to the eyes of others and therefore the presence of any changes on them requires immediate action. In case if there are no pathological bases under the dry skin, moisturizers in the form of gels and creams can effectively soften it and remove the corresponding manifestations. However, if skin changes occur under the influence of any allergen, moisturizing will not have absolutely no positive effect. Most often, allergies on the hands develop in young children. Usually, as children grow older, allergies "outgrow".
Before selecting the most effective ointment from allergies on the hands should be completely secured from a meeting with a provoking allergen. The most adequate resultant treatment can be prescribed only by a qualified dermatologist.
Local treatment of allergies on the hands is to apply to the skin of anti-allergic ointments, which include medicines on a non-hormonal, hormonal and mixed basis. The drug needed in each particular case can be correctly prescribed only by a dermatologist, since in response to a seemingly quite harmless ointment, the skin may be completely inadequate to respond.
Hormonal ointments should be used very carefully, because in response to a positive effect in one, side effects may develop in another. The use of ointment means is carried out according to a specially developed scheme, when in the beginning an insignificant amount of hormonal agent is applied to the skin. If after this a positive result is not observed, a stronger ointment (after 24 hours) is applied to the skin. After achieving the desired result, a transition to a more gentle preparation is carried out.
The simplest prevention of allergies on the hands is the use of gloves when in contact with various aggressive agents. Also, people prone to this type of allergic reaction should wear gloves with the onset of cold weather. The skin predisposed to allergens is also sensitive to sunlight, so even in summer one should wear gloves made of light matter. The use of protective creams helps quite well, since they form on the skin integument to prevent unnecessary film from harmful effects.