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Tip: COVID-19 hand dermatitis prevention

Hand Washing Irritant Dermatits OreganKnow
New use for OrgeganKnow Skin Protectant in the time of COVID-19

EDISON, N.J. - PrZen -- As a result of the CDCs hand washing recommendations, by the end of the day many peoples'  hands are red, raw, dry, cracked and painful. Many dermatologists are recommending  to moisturize the hands after each washing with a patented, anti-inflammatory, anti oxidant, skin healing protectant that contains a non-allergenic extract from oregano leaves; OreganKnow skin healing protectant. This new use for OreganKnow ointment protects the skin, allows the barrier to heal and prevents water loss from the skin of the hands.

As part of preventing the spread of the Coronavirus, the CDC recommends washing "hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing." "If soap and water are not readily available" they recommend "an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol." https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

While these steps are essential for public safety, many people especially those with sensitive skin and a history of atopic dermatitis will develop irritant hand dermatitis with these sanitary procedures. In fact, all people  will eventually develop irritant contact hand dermatitis with very frequent hand washing [1] or application of hand sanitizers.

Also called hand eczema, the skin on the hand become dry, cracked, red, scaly and at times painful. Studies have shown that hand dermatitis often leads to colonization of the hand with dangerous bacteria such as Staph Aureus and even Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and that this colonization is more common with more severe hand dermatitis. [2]. Not only can these bacteria cause severe skin infections such as boils and even  systemic infection but also contribute to and perpetuate hand eczema. Bacteria on the hands also can be spread to others.

Recent lab studies demonstrated the potent extract in OreganKnow skin healing protectant, called Oregano Natural Preservative, suppresses the growth of many bacteria such as Staph aureus or MRSA. This information was presented at the 2019 Society for Integrative Dermatology Symposium.

According to Sandy Milgraum, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Rutgers Medical School, "if you want to prevent hand dermatitis from frequent hand washings then consider applying a moisturizer such as OreganKnow skin healing protectant after each hand washing." "I recommend that patients and friends carry a tube in their pocket or handbag."

There is minimal chance of allergic contact dermatitis as seen with other moisturizers and healing ointments. Other brands contain allergens such as lanolin, bacitracin, neomyocin, polyethylene glycol and chemical preservatives. According to Milgraum, "this allergic contact dermatitis often becomes more of a problem then the original minor wound, cut, scrape burn or dermatitis."

Contact: Eneyda Cholula

1. C. G. Mortz, C. Bindslev-Jensen, and K. E. Andersen, "Hand eczema in the odense adolescence cohort study on atopic diseases and dermatitis (TOACS): prevalence, incidence and risk factors from adolescence to adulthood," British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 171, no. 2, pp. 313–323, 2014.

2. P. Haslund, N. Bangsgaard, J. O. Jarløv, L. Skov, R. Skov, and T. Agner, "Staphylococcus aureus and hand eczema severity," British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 161, no. 4, pp. 772–7, 2009

Eneyda Cholula

Source: OreganKnow
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