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Thread: Extreemely dry hands

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    from sewing. Llive in a desert..NM...and wonder if you gals have any ideas what I should use to moisturize. Udder balm isn't working like it used to. Right now I'm sitting here with band aids on 6 fingertips cuz they crack and bleed. Oh so sore. I even have med exam (no latex) gloves that I use...slather up hands and put the gloves on for overnight. Only feels good for a couple hours when I take the gloves off in am. Guess I just have to quit sewing for a couple days to for them to heal.

    Alergic to perfumes in most hand lotions/creams. I do know that creams have more emolionts that lotions. Can't wait for suggestions.

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    I use Trucker's Friend, comes in a shoe polish like tub at the truck stops. My son is a truck driver and bought me some. It works great.

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    I have had luck using a salve containing Tea Tree Oil, but it has a fairly strong smell to it(natural not perfume), so you might to try it with caution.

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    I love the "as seen on tv" heeltastic. User it on hands, lips, elbows, etc....

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    My fingers crack constantly at the corners of my nails...always bleeding. The best stuff I have found is called Bova cream. It's an udder treatment too, but like facial cream and smells lovely. The price has gone up a lot, but I swear it feels better than anything...even prescription :)I have tried other udder types of products, but none are comparable to the Bova cream....I buy the jar.

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    My hubby works in a shipping department. Cardboard is extremely drying to his hands. He would have cracks on his thumbs every winter that were really deep. He started using "Miracle Foot Repair" on his feet and of course when you're done putting it on your feet you rub the excess into you hands. It healed his thumbs right up.

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    I use St. Ives Intensive Healing. Be sure you get the Intensive Healing version, as that is the one that is the strongest one, the only one that works for me. But it's not greasy and absorbs quickly. Gloves in a Bottle, available at LQS, works well to keep my hands moisturized, once they are healed. Udder Cream is another one that works pretty well, but not as good as the St. Ives.

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    Bag Balm is another udder cream that works well. Our Walmart sells it. It comes in a green tin. http://www.bagbalm.com/

    I use unrefined coconut oil. You can buy it at most grocery stores or any whole foods store. It is solid in cooler weather and turns to liquid in warmer weather. You can use it either way. It is great for the face, too. It helps fight off wrinkles and leaves your skin very soft. I only use it on my face at night.

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    Time.
    Sorry to say, but real skin damage heals slowly and the exposure to damage source must stop before healing begins.

    and Aveeno Deep Intensive Cream. Whatever you use, apply it often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    UMmm This Guy uses Aqua Four, it can be pruchased from walmart. My doctor reccomended it to me due to the extreme dryness I had to deal with. now I use it just be for I start piecing and my hands feel great during and after.
    Wow! Don't you have problems handling your fabric after using that?? That is the only thing I am allowed to use, on the area I am currently receiving radiation, and it has left grease stains on everything I wear!!

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