What is hand dermatitis?
Hand dermatitis is the term for irritation, inflammation and a rash of the skin on the hands, often including the fingers. The hands are a fairly common site of skin problems since it is exposed to the environment and in contact with various substances that may act as allergens or irritants for the development of a rash. Dermatitis literally means inflammation of the skin and is used interchangeably with the term eczema. Although the condition is more likely to affect a person with an allergic constitution or people constantly touching harsh chemicals, hand dermatitis can sometimes occur spontaneously.