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How does eczema affect my job?

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The itching, burning, and open, oozing wounds that eczema causes can make it hard to use your hands. During a flare-up, you might not be as productive as you'd like. You may not be able to do all the tasks that you'd normally do.

You may also need to take time off while you heal or go to doctor’s appointments. If your co-workers aren’t familiar with eczema, you may worry about what they think about your skin issues.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Dry, Scaly, and Painful Hands Could Be Eczema."

Annales De Dermatologie Et De Venereologie: "Hand Eczema: Disability and Impact."

JAMA Dermatology: "Health Care Utilization, Patient Costs, and Access to Care in US Adults with Eczema."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Talking to Others About Your Disease."

National Eczema Association: "Understanding Hand Eczema."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 20, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Dry, Scaly, and Painful Hands Could Be Eczema."

Annales De Dermatologie Et De Venereologie: "Hand Eczema: Disability and Impact."

JAMA Dermatology: "Health Care Utilization, Patient Costs, and Access to Care in US Adults with Eczema."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Talking to Others About Your Disease."

National Eczema Association: "Understanding Hand Eczema."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 20, 2019

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