There are two main forms of arthritis in hands: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory, immune system related. Osteoarthritis is more to wear and tear of the cartilage. Both are chronic degenerative and can affect daily routine. Both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis affect the young as well as the old– it is not just an old person’s disease.
One of the irritating problems that can be faced by anyone is hangnails. Sometimes, people also experience cracked hands in addition and this can be nauseating. It is easy to snag on fabrics or scrape loved ones with hangnails and this can lead to itching.
Dead skin cells are what give rise to hangnails and the loss of natural oils is one reason that they occur. When you get exposed to water, the problem can be aggravated but most people often have to wash dishes.