(HealthDay News) -- Moisturizing is essential for anyone with hand eczema to help ease pain, redness, cracking and dryness.
The National Eczema Association suggests how to choose the right moisturizer:
- Avoid moisturizers that contain a lot of water, as this can dry hands.
- Choose a thick, greasy moisturizer with few ingredients.
- Apply petroleum jelly as soon as you've finished bathing, and carry some with you to apply during the day.
- At night, apply petroleum jelly, and cover with cotton gloves while you sleep.