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Very dry cracked hands, what is the best treatment for this. I have heard some chemicals in hand cream can cause cancer?

Very dry cracked hands, what is the best treatment for this. I have heard some chemicals in hand cream can cause cancer?

Hydrate: do not overwash your hands avoid hot water use warm water then dry avoid alcohol and perfumed soap soaps like dove will not dry your skin avoid putting perfume and alcohols in your hands moisturize with quality moisturizers ...Read more

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Hands are very sore, dry and cracked. What treatment do I use as some cream have been linked with cancer so I am scared to use them?

Hands are very sore, dry and cracked. What treatment do I use as some cream have been linked with cancer so I am scared to use them?

No creams linked to: I do not know any creams are linked to cancer. So you can use any moisturizing cream which might help your skin.otherwise go see a dermatologist to check your skin and help you. ...Read more

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I have severely dry cracked feet. What are some at home remedy's I can try that might help?

I have severely dry cracked feet. What are some at home remedy's I can try that might help?

Lotion: Try a good moisturizing lotion such as Eucerin or Aveeno (oatmeal). Also use moisturizing soap such as Dove, Tone or Caress. Avoid bathing in very hot water as this dries out the skin. If this doesn't help, see your doctor as you may have eczema, which will need treatment with prescription cortisone cream or ointment. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can be done for cracked dry painful hands?

What can be done for cracked dry painful hands?

Vaseline: Get vaseline or vegetable shortening and cotton gloves. Apply either over night and wear the gloves. If you are not working during the day on the weekend do the same. If you work outdoors, keep your hands covered with gloves. ...Read more

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What can you do about my hands that are severely cracked?

What can you do about my hands that are severely cracked?

Lubricate: - protect from excess cold - avoid constant moisture (wear work/household gloves) - avoid / minimize chemical contact pick your favorite moisturizer and use it regularly, at least twice a day. If, despite all this, your problem continues, you may need to see your doctor about skin allergies and eczema that could respond to specific skin or systemic medication. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my hand are so dry crack and peeling?

What do you suggest if my hand are so dry crack and peeling?

You probably need: prescription meds, but until you can see dermatologist, try using aquaphor 2-3 times a day and wear cotton gloves over aquaphor at bedtime. Stay away from soaps and use gentle liquid cleansers, avoid hot water and hot showers, and crazy glue can be used to seal cracks ...Read more

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My wife is suffering from her dry hands. We don't know if this is caused by detergents. Tried to use gloves but it worsens. She has cracked skins.

My wife is suffering from her dry hands. We don't know if this is caused by detergents. Tried to use gloves but it worsens. She has cracked skins.

Allergy testing: She may also be allergic to a substance used in the gloves (ie: latex) which is why the gloves may be causing her to worsen. There can be many causes including chemicals, soaps, detergents, materials. She should see a dermatologist for patch test and an allergist for allergy testing. In the meanwhile try aquaphor or vaseline to help with the dry hands. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my hand are so dry crack and peeling, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my hand are so dry crack and peeling, what do you suggest?

Dry hands: the first step would be to make sure you are not irritating your skin with any topicals. then use an emollient at night- place on your hands and wrap them in plastic wrap(sleep like this). If it persists, please see your PCP as there are many options available including prescription topical medications. keep yourself hydrated from the inside - at least 64oz of water daily. ...Read more

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What to do if I have cracked dry hands and wanted to know what vitamin or mineral dificency that is?

Fatty acids: May be fatty acids. Can test comprehensive fatty acid analysis to find out. Can be gla, ala, or fish oils. Black current seed oil can be tried. ...Read more