Manos cuarteadas

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Nombres alternativos

Manos agrietadas y resecas

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Para prevenir las manos cuarteadas:

  • Evite la excesiva exposición al sol o exposición a frío o viento extremo.
  • Evite lavarlas con agua caliente.
  • Limite el lavado de manos tanto como sea posible mientras permanezcan aseadas.
  • Trate de mantener húmedo el aire en el hogar.
  • Use jabones suaves o limpiadores que no contengan jabón.
  • Utilice con regularidad lociones humectantes en las manos, especialmente si vive en un clima seco.

Para calmar las manos adoloridas y cuarteadas:

  • Aplique con frecuencia loción para la piel (si esto no funciona, ensaye con cremas o incluso con ungüentos).
  • Evite meter las manos al agua a menos que sea necesario.
  • Si las manos no mejoran, consulte con un dermatólogo.
  • Se recomiendan las cremas con hidrocortisona bien fuertes (de venta bajo receta) para las manos muy cuarteadas.
  • Use guantes para realizar las tareas diarias (preferiblemente de algodón).

Referencias

Habif TP. Eczema and hand dermatitis. In: Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 3.

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