Podcast 677: Oatmeal Cream for Hand Eczema - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast 677: Oatmeal Cream for Hand Eczema

Contributor:  Jared Scott, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Hand eczema is present in about 10% of the population and has a great prevalence in hairdressers, healthcare workers, and food service employees
  • Using 1% oatmeal cream instead of a base cream showed statistically significant improvement in outcomes of HE in healthcare workers in a double-blind study

References

Sobhan M, Hojati M, Vafaie SY, Ahmadimoghaddam D, Mohammadi Y, Mehrpooya M. The Efficacy of Colloidal Oatmeal Cream 1% as Add-on Therapy in the Management of Chronic Irritant Hand Eczema: A Double-Blind Study. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2020;13:241-251. Published 2020 Mar 25. doi:10.2147/CCID.S246021

Summarized by John Spartz, MS4 | Edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD

 

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