Table 2.

SORT: Key Recommendations for Practice

Clinical RecommendationEvidence RatingReferences
Medium to high potency topical steroids are effective for initial treatment and exacerbations of mild to moderate hand dermatitisB16, 26
Petrolatum-based emollients are effective as adjuncts in the treatment of chronic hand dermatitisB16
The use of topical pimecrolimus is effective for treating chronic hand dermatitisC21, 22
  • A = consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence; B = inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence; C = consensus, disease-oriented evidence, usual practice, expert opinion, or case series.