Now that frequent hand washing has become the new norm, many patients are complaining about dry, red, burning skin. This condition, irritation dermatitis, is treated with regular applications of moisturizers such as Aveeno Eczema Therapy Balm, Vanicreme, and Cerave Cream among others. More severe cases require a prescription topical steroid cream or ointment.
On the subject of hands, the long-standing custom of hand shaking may become a thing of the past even after the pandemic ends. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious disease recently stated, “I don’t think we should ever shake hands ever again, to be honest with you,” he added later. “Not only would it be good to prevent coronavirus disease; it probably would decrease instances of influenza dramatically in this country.”
Our office remains open for urgent dermatologic conditions, and we also offer telemedicine appointments. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call 310-274-9954 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org