Hand Dermatitis in COVID-19 times

In this stressful time of COVID-19, all of us are doing the right thing and keeping our distance and washing our hands. Due to the massive uptake in hand washing and hand sanitiser use in both the public domain and in health care worker (HCWs), we as dermatologists are seeing more and more cases of hand dermatitis. A very common question we get asked is “How do I keep my hands healthy with all this hand washing?” Dr Hope Dinh was asked this question by her previous dermatology nurse who is now ICU-nurse as her nurse wanted to post the response and help out fellow ICU-nurses around the country. The following documents were developed together with a group of Dr Dinh’s dermatology colleagues (who we are fortunate to also call friends) to answer these questions. The documents below have been endorsed by The Australasian College of Dermatologists and the Skin Health Institute and ODREC (Occupational Dermatology Centre).

We hope everyone can benefit from getting help for hand dermatitis ……. A – S – A – P! 

This first briefer document below can be suitable for the general public/our patients and even HCWs.

The 2 documents below are more detailed with more specific information and tips! Remember that dermatologists are here for you if you need help in treating your hand dermatitis. For appointments with any of our 5 dermatologists, call (03) 9039 56644 or email us! Stay safe everyone!