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Need advice on what is the the best lotion to use for dry and irritated skin on my hands?

Need advice on what is the the best lotion to use for dry and irritated skin on my hands?

No best lotion: There is no best lotion available. It's success depends upon a variety of factors eg. The cause of the hand dermatitis and the possible contact dermatitis which may be present. I have used eucerin and aquaphor fodr years for really dry hands. ...Read more

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Best over-the-counter lotion for really dry hands and feet?

Best over-the-counter lotion for really dry hands and feet?

See answer: The american academy of dermatology recommend: ointments and creams are more effective and less irritating than lotions. Look for a cream or ointment that contains an oil such as olive oil or jojoba oil. Shea butter also works well. Other ingredients that help to soothe dry skin include lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, and petrolatum. ...Read more

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The skin on my hands is cracked and bleeding in places what is the best lotion to use on them. Also my heels are very cracked too.

The skin on my hands is cracked and bleeding in places what is the best lotion to use on them. Also my heels are very cracked too.

There are many......: Onyx makes a good "cracked skin repair", O'keefe makes one..... Sometimes the cracks etc are from excessive water (on hand) sometimes a skin condition might be present which you would want to know about as sometimes a steroid cream may be needed, also, I would consider oral fish oil supplements which have good skin lubricating properties...ever see a seal with bad skin? ...Read more

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Best treatment for playa hands? Since i returned from burning man my hands have been peeling. I have tried lotion, but my hands are still a mess.

Best treatment for playa hands?  Since i returned from burning man my hands have been peeling.  I have tried lotion, but my hands are still a mess.

Thick creams: Best treatment for "playa hands" or bad sunburn of the hands is avoidance by using and reapplying sunscreen to skin often. For now use thick creams (no lotions) as often as possible. Some good choices are those that contain Lactic Acid or urea e.G amlactin cream. Also "bagbalm" might work here. ...Read more

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Either my hands are really dry or they are sweaty when I put on lotion. Why?

Either my hands are really dry or they are sweaty when I put on lotion. Why?

Hydration: Switch to a lighter moisturizer tha dosn't leave a greasy feeling and use it after every handwashing. ...Read more

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What cream or lotion that will stop my hands from feeling really dry without that greasy feeling?

What cream or lotion that will stop my hands from feeling really dry without that greasy feeling?

Cerave: Cerave, neutrogena norwegian hand creme are non - greasy hand creams that could be useful. You must also avoid irritating chemicals by wearing gloves during wet work. Allergy patch testing may reveal chemicals that you should avoid. This test is done by a dermatologist in 2office visits 2-3 days apart. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep my hands from drying, cracking and bleeding every winter besides the obvious of using lotion?

Limit the exposure: Besides the obvious limiting the exposure of your hands (through the use of gloves, or avoiding certain activities), and the lotions, there is not much more to prevent it. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Why doesn't any cream or lotion work 4 my very dry hands? I've even tried "good" brands like CeraVe? After using it my hands still don't feel moist.

Why doesn't any cream or lotion work 4 my very dry hands? I've even tried "good" brands like CeraVe? After using it my hands still don't feel moist.

Eczema?: It's possible you're dealing with eczema, which causes one to have extremely dry patches of skin that can become irritated and itchy and are often resistant to most over the counter lotions and creams. Have you tried Vaseline? You may need prescription medications like DermaSmoothe or courses of a topical corticosteroid in cream or ointment form. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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