cracked aplit hands

susavon
By susavon Latest Reply 2011-01-27 18:48:00 -0600
Started 2011-01-25 21:47:07 -0600

My hands are cracked, split and very sore. Has anyone had this problem and what did you do for it?


13 replies

susavon
susavon 2011-01-27 15:47:41 -0600 Report

Thanks for all the ideas. I am writing them down and will buy some this week when I go to the store.

Kathae
Kathae 2011-01-27 03:37:45 -0600 Report

There is a cream called Lac-Hydrin, it is a prescription cream, but works wonders for dry cracked skin

squog master
squog master 2011-01-26 21:08:16 -0600 Report

I use Eucerin Calming Creme & when they're really bad Eucerin Plus. I have a perfume allergy so both are fragrance free. I just looked at the ingredients & neither one has lanolin unless it is listed under another term I'm not familiar with. Good Luck!

syzygyss
syzygyss 2011-01-26 11:52:33 -0600 Report

I have had a lot of luck with Eucerin - it has lanolin in it, so make sure you are not allergic. A great one that is hard to find comes in a "dairy cow" black and white jar or tube and also has lanolin in it. I've tried many products, but have found that my skin responds to the lanolin-containing products are the best for me by far.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette TerryPA 2011-01-26 12:52:02 -0600 Report

I like Eucerin too. My hand also get very dry and cracked during the winter. I have found that it soaks into the skin really well, unlike most lotions. I don't really care for the smell but you gotta do what you gotta do for your skin.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-01-26 09:57:50 -0600 Report

My hands don't crack, but my heels do. I use Flexitol Heel Balm. I guess it might also help with my hands since I use my hands to apply it and I rub the excess on my elbows to eliminate dry skin there as well.

CaliKo
CaliKo 2011-01-26 09:39:53 -0600 Report

Me too. I'm constantly trying new lotions, haven't found the perfect one yet. I'm going to check out the dermal therapy, haven't seen that one, thank you kdroberts. One thing that helps me is always wearing those thick rubber gloves while washing dishes. And once when my fingertips were real bad, I coated them with neosporin at night and then put on those thin plastic gloves to sleep in.

MewElla
MewElla 2011-01-26 07:59:38 -0600 Report

I have a mild problem with really dried skin. I use Gold Bond Healing lotion and it seems to work super fast for me. Good Luck.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2011-01-25 22:11:01 -0600 Report

I have the same problem. I got a free bottle of dermal therapy body lotion and its by far the best lotion I've tried and I've tried a lot! They have a lot of different products and I would assume they are all good based on what I tried.

http://www.dermaltherapy.com/main.asp

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-01-26 10:02:18 -0600 Report

This is a great site! Have you ever used their "LessPain" products? I wonder if that would help with the neuropathy so many of us suffer?

kdroberts
kdroberts 2011-01-26 10:18:11 -0600 Report

I've just used the body lotion. The lesspain should help but not for very long and it might not be what you want for your feet since it works by numbing rather than relieving pain.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-01-26 10:19:44 -0600 Report

Maybe to calm stuff before sleeping. That is when they keep me awake. During the day, I am preoccupied with other things, and they don't tend to bother me so much.

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