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Hand Eczema (Dermatitis) – Information for GPs

Commissioning position

Refer to Dermatology for:

  • contact allergic dermatitis that may need patch testing
  • severe contact hand eczema, which has failed primary care management

Investigations prior to referral


Information to include in referral letter

  • Duration of the eczema
  • Treatments tried, duration and their effects
  • Impact on daily life
  • Occupational history & details of any relevant hobbies
  • A photograph is desirable
  • Relevant past medical/surgical history
  • Current regular medication
  • BMI
  • Smoking status
  • Alcohol consumption

Patient information leaflets


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