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Healing sanitiser damage

After 18 months of too much soap and sanitiser, my the skin on my hands has dried out, wrinkled and thinned. Not ideal, as the skin there is quite sensitive and delicate anyway. Plus my nails have taken damage. Anyone know of good products that can fix it? DIY or from a chemist.

by Anonymousreply 31September 15, 2021 1:22 PM

Try rubbing ivermectin on them.

Seriously, have you never heard of hand lotion?

by Anonymousreply 1September 14, 2021 12:47 PM

Stop sanitizing. It's airborne, not handborne.

by Anonymousreply 2September 14, 2021 12:52 PM

R2 well, duh, but it’s a bit late now. In the first 6-10 months of the pandemic, we were still getting told it could come from surfaces and touch.

Damage done, lesson learned. Now I just want to know what cream or balm or lotion or whatever will help.

by Anonymousreply 3September 14, 2021 12:56 PM

Amlactin to exfoliate and moisturize at night, a cream with hyaluronic acid to plump it up during the day, and sunscreen.

by Anonymousreply 4September 14, 2021 1:00 PM

The nails are generally about nutrition.

by Anonymousreply 5September 14, 2021 1:01 PM

Get pair of old gloves or mittens or if you like buy some of those dishwashing gloves in a size way bigger than your hands. Gardening gloves work too. What you want to do is slather your hands in petroleum jelly, not a little like SLATHER. Then put your hands in the glove of choice and watch tv or do something that does not require your hands for at least an hour. Then after an hour wipe your hands clean or wash with a moisturising soap. Do this once a week.

by Anonymousreply 6September 14, 2021 1:05 PM

r5 is correct. Get a biotin supplement if your nails are brittle, yellow, thin.

by Anonymousreply 7September 14, 2021 1:07 PM

Drink lotsa water and use this hand cream together with Vaseline petroleum jelly.

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by Anonymousreply 8September 14, 2021 1:12 PM

The problem with most hand creams is, you rub it in and then a half hour later your hands feel dry again. Get something like Vanicream or lanolin, apply it and then wait for it to sink in, no gloves. Takes at least 15-20 minutes so plan ahead. You’ll need to do it a few times a day.

by Anonymousreply 9September 14, 2021 1:13 PM

I got these horrible and unsightly red semicircles on my hands so I freaked out and went to the doctor and they ran every test known to man. Turns out it is granuloma anularis. Gave me some gel-like cortisone cream but it never gets absorbed and I have to put it on during the day and the night. Well during the day I wash my hands and at night it gets wiped off on the bed sheets so....lost cause.

by Anonymousreply 10September 14, 2021 1:17 PM

Go serve a meal to a homeless person you tiresome bitch.

by Anonymousreply 11September 14, 2021 1:20 PM

try Neutrogena Fisherman's Friend hand cream.............the secret is to wet your hands slightly, apply a tiny amount (pea-sized) NFF on them rub it in then wait about 2 minutes for them to dry..............best I have ever used..........

by Anonymousreply 12September 14, 2021 1:30 PM

can I have your stuff?

by Anonymousreply 13September 14, 2021 1:32 PM

Fisherman’s Friend are throat lozenges.

Did you mean Neutrogena Norwegian Formula?

by Anonymousreply 14September 14, 2021 1:49 PM

^^^^^^^^^^sorry, I am hungover, yes I mean Norwegian Formula

by Anonymousreply 15September 14, 2021 1:55 PM

Use a gentle hand soap and rub in aloe vera gel after every wash.

by Anonymousreply 16September 14, 2021 2:02 PM

My neck, my back, my pussy, and my crack!

by Anonymousreply 17September 14, 2021 4:51 PM

Vitamin E oil or any cream with almond oil.

by Anonymousreply 18September 14, 2021 5:06 PM

Wish I could help you, OP, but my hands are as smooth as a baby's ass.

by Anonymousreply 19September 14, 2021 5:10 PM

Making sure I was hydrated was the first step for me in getting rid of those cracks you get at the knuckles and next to the nails.

Curel Dry Hand Relief with Vitamin E at least once a day (before bed, preferrably) and Curel Ultra Moisturizing several times during the day. I like Amlactin for dry spots on my legs and back, but it didn't help with my hands or elbows, and it also smells like glue.

by Anonymousreply 20September 14, 2021 5:15 PM

OP & R10. The solution is to slather on lotion or cortisone/healing ointment, then put on disposable NITRILE gloves. My dermatologist recommended cotton gloves, but they become useless when you have to wash your hands.

Probably not practical to wear disposable gloves at some places of work, but it's useful if you're at home. With the nitrile gloves on, you can wash your hands as many times as you like. You can apply plenty of hand sanitizer. Your hands will be protected from damage and the lotion/ointment will remain undisturbed.

I'm a bit OCD with handwashing. I also get eczema flareups if I'm not careful and if I use latex gloves. Wearing disposable gloves over lotion when I'm at home and also at bedtime protects my hands and keeps the skin from drying out. Should I need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, it's no problem. The gloves don't allow water to get inside. Your hands may get sweaty underneath the gloves, but that's a minor inconvenience.

Also, if your feet are cracked, apply thick lotion or even Vaseline, then wear cotton socks to bed.

by Anonymousreply 21September 14, 2021 5:43 PM

so mans R21 walks around his house in gloves all the time like a goalie?😂

by Anonymousreply 22September 14, 2021 7:01 PM

Eucerin creme can be found in drug stores.

by Anonymousreply 23September 14, 2021 7:09 PM

R21 - thanks so much. I just ordered some. I swear, they checked for ringworm, for HIV (!!!) despite me saying I was negative, for hepatitis and everything before they came to conclusion of granuloma anularis. Even burning the things off didn't work and it's embarrassing. I would like to wear the ring my late partner gave me and my signet (once in awhile) but I wear none and nothing that calls attention to it. The leather and bracelet with a bit of stainless steel my roommate got me has been in my drawer because I am embarrassed and don't want to draw attention to my ugly hands.

by Anonymousreply 24September 14, 2021 7:27 PM

r21 pretty much what I said :)

by Anonymousreply 25September 14, 2021 7:32 PM

R10, it's no consolation by I developed vitiligo (the Michael Jackson skin condition, autoimmune) when I was 37. It spread pretty slowly, but now the tops of my hands and the skin above and below my eyes are starting to depigment in earnest.

I hate it. I think it's ugly. But things could always be worse.

by Anonymousreply 26September 15, 2021 2:40 AM

R26 - are you African-American? Isn't it possible to cover with makeup?

by Anonymousreply 27September 15, 2021 10:19 AM

You're soaking in it. In dish washing liquid! Relax, it's Palmolive.

by Anonymousreply 28September 15, 2021 12:46 PM

Salve. Burt’s Bees has a good one.

by Anonymousreply 29September 15, 2021 12:56 PM

Whie gloves. But only until Labor Day, then swith to brown or black.

by Anonymousreply 30September 15, 2021 1:00 PM

Avoid topical steroids at all costs, they will you even more misery.

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by Anonymousreply 31September 15, 2021 1:22 PM
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