What's the advice on corona virus with severe hand eczema? ?

Is it to try wash your hands with normal anti bac soap, or continue using soap substitutes. I'm worried if I keep using substitutes and I have the virus on my hands, it won't kill it. 

6 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    You will be fine.

    it's now know that the virus is not every effective at fonite transmission (touching).

    It's predominately breathing from being in close proximity to people who have it. 

  • 1 month ago

    Generally, you should use a regular hand wash and wash your hands regularly. Antibacterial disinfectants won't kill COVID since it's a type of virus and not a type of bacteria. 

    You should only use hand sanitizer if you absolutely have to, like if you're out shopping for example, as the alcohol content can potentially cause further inflammation and irritation.

    In the meantime, here's some things you could try to treat the eczema:-

    - rub a dab of bag balm (designed to treat cracks in a cow's udder and make the skin soft for milking) into the affected area. This helps to heal the eczema.

    - saturate a flannel with some condensed milk and apply over the affected area for 10 minutes, then rinse with cool water.

    - rub some vegetable shortening over the affected area to moisturize the skin.

    - apply some witch hazel to the dry skin. This cools the skin and speeds healing.

    - rub some lubriderm moisturizer into the area (know however, that in some cases, the lanolin present may cause irritation).

    - rub some Noxema skin cream into the affected area to help heal the eczema.

    - pour one cup of porridge oats into a blender and grind into a fine powder. Pour the powder into a clean, used stocking, or cut a leg from a pair of clean, used tights and tie a knot in the pantyhose. Hang from the spigot of a bath and fill the tub with warm water. Soak for 30 minutes, using the oatmeal sack as a flannel.

    - apply an ice pack to the affected area. If you don't have one, then improvise with a bag of frozen vegetables (peas often work best), or a sponge which has been saturated with water and then frozen. NB if you use frozen vegetables and want to eat them, do so after they thaw, never after refreezing.

    Hope this helps.

    Source(s): Joey Green's Amazing Kitchen Cures (book)
  • 1 month ago


  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Here's how to potentially save your life (not really potentially except you have to do it): 

    Quit sugars,  HFCS, honey, nectar, juice, molasses, syrups and white flour products. 

    Seriously,  that is a great start.

    Enjoy the thin you with either drastically reduced eczema or NO eczema. 

    Also,  odds of surviving COVID-19 will improve 10×.

    Doesn't it sound too crazy to be made up?

    Source(s): "Fat Chance..." by Dr. Robert Lustig, M.D.
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  • 1 month ago

    Use the most gentle soap you can find and apply moisturizer after washing.  Popular soaps for eczema include things like Neutrogena Ultra Gentle or Extra Gentle cleanser, or Cetaphil. 

  • 1 month ago

    Since COVID-19 is a virus, an antibacterial soaps won't kill it anyway.  Any type of soap is fine. The key is to suds vigorously fro at least 20 seconds and to rinse thoroughly. 

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