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Baxter, TN
A 36-year-old female asked:

Badly chapped hands, job requires lots hand washing and sanitizer use. every winter hands get this way. hurts so bad. i need some relief, ideas?

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Use...: Use moisturizing cream as many times as you can during this season and with the type of job you have. During the winter the skin can get dry and this can alleviate symptoms. You might also be having contact dermatitis with recurrent hand sanitizer use. You may try hydrocortisone over the counter and avoid exposure to this type of hand sanitizer.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Moisture: Try a regular moisturizer. Also at night apply moisturizer then wear rubber gloves. Will make the cream absorb better.

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