Contact dermatitis with water

Water contact dermatitis is dermatitis that occurs in areas that are in constant contact with water or humidity. It usually forms on the hands in those who wash their hands frequently or in those who are in contact with water for work.

Water contact dermatitis presents with dry and rough skin, redness, cracks or fissures. These symptoms are usually accompanied by itching, difficulty moving the affected area and decreased tactile sensitivity.

Water, and even more so detergents, subtract the hydration factors of the stratum corneum to determine a real dermatitis.

How do you treat water contact dermatitis?

To repair water damage:

  • Minimize contact with water by using protective gloves.
  • Apply Extreme Emollient Ointment in the morning and evening.

To cure fissures and cracks:

  • Apply Dermictiol Cream every evening. Dermictiol Cream contains ichthyol sulfonate, which promotes healing and reduces itching.
  • In the morning, apply a small amount of Extreme Emollient Ointment to the affected area(s) and massage well.

For hand washing, use Eudermic Cleansing Base.

Once the dermatitis has been resolved, use Nourishing Cream to protect the skin and reduce the risk of relapses.

Contact dermatitis caused by detergents and cleaners

Contact dermatitis caused by detergents and cleaners appears in a similar way to water dermatitis. It can particularly affect individuals working in the hygiene and cleaning industries. Some industrial and even household cleaners contain enzymes that digest proteins, which also attack and digest human skin. Repeated contact with such products without the necessary protection can cause the stratum corneum to detach, sometimes can causing painful fissures.

How to treat contact dermatitis caused by detergents and cleaners

Minimize contact with water, detergents and cleaners until fissures and the stratum corneum have healed.

  • To reduce inflammation and promote healing, apply Dermictiol Cream every evening.
  • To protect the skin throughout the day, apply Extreme Emollient Ointment in the morning.

For hand washing, use Eudermic Cleansing Base.

After the dermatitis has healed, continue to protect the skin from water and/or harsh detergents by applying Nourishing Cream frequently throughout the day.

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