What Is Hyperkeratosis of the Hands?

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Hyperkeratosis, or hand dermatitis, as some dermatologists call it, is when the outer layer of a person’s skin thickens. “This outer layer contains a tough, protective protein called keratin,” resulting in corns, calluses, warts, chronic eczema and other anomalies. Often, the skin thickens as a reaction to our body protecting itself against “rubbing, pressure and other forms of local irritation.” What Causes Hyperkeratosis? Working with chemicals that irritate the skin The sun’s  Read More

How to Treat Eczema if You Have Sensitive Skin

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Eczema is a common affliction of the skin that affects approximately 3% of American children and adults. The condition can impact any part of the body and is usually characterized by one or more of the following symptoms: Intense itching – the most common symptom Red, inflamed patches Scaling, thickened skin Dry, sensitive skin Recurring rash Rough patches Swelling If you suffer from eczema, you are all too aware of the uncomfortable the symptoms can be, and how  Read More