Know a great diabetic lotion for fingers??

3305stacy
By 3305stacy Latest Reply 2018-04-13 20:17:57 -0300
Started 2018-04-05 18:51:29 -0300

i have type 2 and apply lotion 4-5 times a day. i still have severly dry, cracked, peeling and painful fingers. putting it on that frequently should have prevented this from happening but it hasnt and has happened anyway in spite of 4-5 times/day. i have also had my ring AND middle finger on my right hand cut open in the e.r. last year because of severe swelling in the tips to relieve the pressure though no infection was found and it was deemed from severe dry skin! i have tried jergens extra dry skin, curell extra dry And gold bond diabetic and none have helped or even put moisture in my hands and fingers. can anyone help me with an over the counter lotion/cream that would help(and even recomend something to ask my dematologist for)?? thanks alot!!


5 replies

Pegsy
Pegsy 2018-04-13 18:17:57 -0500 Report

I use Shikai Borage Therapy Hand Cream and also their foot cream. It works very well for me. I've seen it at some store but I order mine from amazon.

caite1234
caite1234 2018-04-12 12:10:47 -0500 Report

eucerin cream works wonders my feet were so dry they bled and in 3 days just applying before bed and after baths they were noticeably softer my mom was a type 2 and she used this all her life you can find it at walmart or about anywhere and its thick cream no scented and yo only need small amounts but it comes in a big jar for 6.00$ about . its great

Grandma Joey
Grandma Joey 2018-04-10 17:46:13 -0500 Report

I have tried a product recommend by a farmer friend, and it works amazingly well…Bag Balm. Available in most drug stores, cute little green tin. Best of luck!

TerraS
TerraS 2018-04-09 22:04:34 -0500 Report

I use Flexitol Heel Balm for my feet. They're super dry, cracked, thick and calloused. and have been my whole life. If I don't use it they will eventually get so bad they bleed. Within 1 day I can go from cracked and awful to nearly smooth heels with that stuff. It's diabetic friendly and safe on any skin. It might be too pricey to use daily for your hands, but it can at least help get it under control for now.

suecsdy
suecsdy 2018-04-07 08:57:52 -0500 Report

I have a friend who uses coconut oil for everything. She is a master gardener so her hands are often in the ground. Sorry you're having such a hard time.

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