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Dry Itchy Sore Hands

My hands have always been real soft and smooth. I have noticed lately that they are very dry and itchy and kinda like burning. They feel sore and like cracked almost. They are red and blotchy and hurt.
Does anyone have any tips to help them be normal again"?

Ive been puttin lotions on them and it helps for a few mins and then they itch and burn again.

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THANKS EVERYONE!! Im tryingmany many of the things mentioned. Ive been trying different lotions and washing my hands in a warm water and not hot. Ive been soaking them in lotion (puttin it on thick!!) and frequently!
Ive been gobbing it on at night especially! THANKS!!
I also had a few ladies offer to send me samples of things to try and i really appreciate that ALOT!!
Thanks everyone!!

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I use Aquaphor for any dry, itchy skin. My daughter has eczema, and we smear her down with it every day. It also works nicely for lips.

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I am a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant and I use the Satin Hands Kit myself. It works great and it lasts a long time. The kit is $30. I can get a sample for you. Here is my web site-

www.marykay.com/crystal_smith2007

Or my email is: ____@____.com

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When you go to bed at night....if you can stand it....put A LOT of lotion or vaseline on your hands....put baggies/ziploc over them then some good thick cotton socks! The socks help hold the baggies on PLUS keeps the warmth in along with the plastic. I do this to my hands and feet! Keeps them nice and soft. You don't have to do it every night just when you start to feel dry. Hope it works and let me know!

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When my hands get dry and burn like you have described, the only lotion that I have found that does not burn in Johnsons baby lotion. It is very gentle and soothing. After one application my hands always feel much better.

I have not tried some of the other things that have been suggested. Another solution that I have found is Virgin Coconut oil. It is great. Soakes right in. Works great on diaper rash too.

One more thought...winter time can be very dry, could you be a little dehydrated?

Little about me: I am a happily married SAHM of 4. Daughters ages 5 1/2, 4, 3mo. Son age 23mo.

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Hi B.,

I just started using Eucerin Calming Creme and I love it! I think it works really well.

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I use Aquaphor for any dry, itchy skin. My daughter has eczema, and we smear her down with it every day. It also works nicely for lips.

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I have these symptoms every winter. The best solution is to use olive oil on your skin when you get out of the shower. Use it after handwashing, use it as much as possible.
Pure shea butter is another alternative.
Neither of these products will burn when applied.
You may also need a humidifier in your living area/ working area.
Use Johnson & Johnson Baby Wash (PINK BOTTLE) to wash hands. Other soaps will dry. NEVER use bar soap. EVER.
Your condition will improve in 1 day.
Both of these products are also excellent for dry hair. You may rub in olive oil after bathing, or on cry hair. After a week you will see results. ( I have processed hair, so it is very dry.)
Hope all works good for you.
Tell me how it goes.
R.

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I work in a hospital. The soap and hot water TEAR my hands up. When I sleep, if my hands are really bad...I put LOTS of lotion on them wear non latex gloves (box from walgreens is cheaper than the lotion) and put warm socks on. The socks make them sweat and the moisture & lotion softens the hands and restores. I like Bath & Body works body creams but I also like Jergens Ultra Healing and others.

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I love Mary Kay and Shaklee myself, but if you need something fast, get the Aveeno Baby moisturizing cream. It has colloidal oatmeal in it and is fragrance free. I originally bought it for my 6 month old since she has some eczema, but now I use it on my own dry hands, which crack and bleed in the winter, and the lotion works great.

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Hi B.,
Sore hands are so annoying. My hairdresser says her hands would crack open and bleed every winter until she started using this multi-purpose cream. You can see information about it at: http://www.shaklee.net/changinglives/product/31751

Here's also a site where you can check out various products to see if they have toxic ingredients in them. I'd strongly advise you to check out some of the other things that were recommended to you. http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com/index.php?key=9818605&amp...
Here's hoping you find what you're looking for.

I think you shoukd try to find the source first. In the winter months I get the same symptoms on my hands. It is after getting my hands wet and drying them over and over throughout the day from doing dishes, rinsing/washing after handling meat or dirty diaps etc. And once they are feeling dry and cracked if I handle raw meat...boy watch out. Try to limit the wet hands especially hot hot water or just use the yellow cleaning gloves to avoid so much water. Then apply the lotion of your choice. I use Eucerin and my mother in law uses Gold Bond.

Have you change soaps? Diswhashing liquid? Anything that your hands come in contact with regularly? I know certain cleaners really affect my hands. If none of those things have been changed, make sure you are using a lotion that doesn't have any dyes and perfumes in it. Also, use one that's thick, more like a cream. I love Quench by Oil of Olay, but I think it has some scent to it. A really good lotion is priceless in the dry winter months.

You may want try another type of lotion. If you live in ohio it could be the weather. The weather makes my hands and lips chapped alot. You could also be alergic to something that you are using like soap,shampoo,or lotion. I would try another type and see if this helps you.

I use Mary Kay Satin Hands everymorning before work and every night before bed. It's WONDERFUL!!! If you don't have a MK lady visit my website. www.marykay.com/dwillard4
I offer discounts for first time MK users!

I definitely second the Mary Kay satin hands kit. I'm 31 too, and in the wintertime, my hands started changing a few years ago. It's just our skin changing and not being able to hold moisture like they used to. But, with the satin hands, my hands look so much younger! It's not that expensive either, only $30/kit, and it lasts a long time. It comes with 3 bottles of stuff that you use in a specific order. Definitely try it!!

Try Beauticontrol's Show of Hands Instant Manicure, it is a luxurious scrub filled with tea tree, macadamia nut, peppermint & sweet orange oils. Its a manicure in a minute. No 2,3, or 4 steps...just 1 simple step and your hands will be soft as a babies butt!

The dead sea salts exfoliate while the fabulous oils hydrate. This is like a paraffin wax dip at the Spa! Follow with our Extreme Repair Hand Therapy (if you want-highly recommended if you hands are really bad) This treatment will amaze you and your friends!

www.beautipage.com/michelewells

I am a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant and I use the Satin Hands Kit myself. It works great and it lasts a long time. The kit is $30. I can get a sample for you. Here is my web site-

www.marykay.com/crystal_smith2007

Or my email is: ____@____.com

Hi B.,
My name is J. and represent a beauty company BeautiControl which specializes in spa treatments, skincare and advanced anti-aging treatments and we actually have a product in our spa line called etreme repair and since it doesn't wash off with a normal hand washing (or is greasy)it would be great for your concern. Please contact me for more information or with any questions at ____@____.com, I would love to help I know how frustrating it can be! In the meantime please check out BeautiControl's website at http://www.beauticontrol.com, we are division of Tupperware so that you have a little background on where the company began.
Thank you and have a great day,
J.

There are 2 things I use for super dry hands. I use spa wisdom hand and foot butter everyday, and when my hands get super dry I use hemp hand protector. Both are from the body shop. You can look at these items at www.thebodyshopathome.com/web/aoaks. I would love to get you some samples as I am a consultant for the company. I have always had really dry hands and that is why I fell in love with the company, because they have so many wonderful products for you hands. Let me know if you want to try these items, or if you would like to get them for free for hosting a party where you could do pedicures or facials.
The hemp hand protector has a bit of a numbing quality which is good for the burning. I use it on burns from the kitchen and it helps alot.

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