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Can wearing gloves help prevent eczema?

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Use protective, cotton-lined gloves when you’re doing housework or using cleansers and chemicals. Latex gloves can cause allergic reactions, so it’s best to avoid them. Don’t wear waterproof gloves for too long, though. They can make your hands sweat and lead to an itchy eczema flare-up.

SOURCES:

Sejal Shah, MD, dermatologist, Schweiger Dermatology, New York City.

Robert Anolik, MD, dermatologist, Laser & Skin Surgery Center, New York City, and medical director for Beauty Bar.

EczemaNet: “Daily Skin Care Essential to Control Atopic Dermatitis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Sejal Shah, MD, dermatologist, Schweiger Dermatology, New York City.

Robert Anolik, MD, dermatologist, Laser & Skin Surgery Center, New York City, and medical director for Beauty Bar.

EczemaNet: “Daily Skin Care Essential to Control Atopic Dermatitis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 14, 2018

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