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Hey does anyone know of any kind of lotion that will help really dry hands? I have really dry hands and no kind of lotion I have tried has helped. I put lotion on every day it still doesnt help. Sometimes they bleed or crack open. And i have on my right hand like something that looks like a rash and really tiny bumps I think from dry skin. I have always had dry hands but not the red spot before. And i want to get rid of it!
 

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Straight coco butter..try to find a body butter because it is so dense. This is gonna sound gross, but buy some of those latex gloves. Put vaseline all over your hands really thick and then put the latex gloves on overnight. You will be amazed.
 

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I used some stuff with hemp oil once. My one hand was horribly dry, and this stuff worked in, literally, one night. It was from The Body Shop, and I just took some from a sample bottle.
 

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Deepak Chopra (sp?) recommends sesame oil. It supposedly has some sort of mild anti-bacterial or anti-fungal properties, too.<br><br>
At any rate, you can use it to cook with, too. It's delish!
 

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Thanks for the advice. im going to look for that stuff at the store if I can find it instead of using regualr lotion. Because lotion only works for maybe 1 or 2 days.
 

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didn't think Deepak Chopra was into skin care <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
for day-to day use i usually go with my Jason's aloe hand and body lotion, it helps keep my skin from getting dry to begin with. but when i forget for a while washing dishes by hand takes it's toll so i go to my Arnica hand lotion from Yves Rocher. it's a mail order thing but their products are amazing and the prices are actually decent. i think you can order online. anyway the arnica stuff works great<br><br><br><br>
if the rash keeps up or gets worse i'd get it checked out or get some over the counter cortizone cream.
 

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The cracking, bleeding and rash sound like eczema. You may need prescription medication.<br><br><br><br>
One question, how many times a day do you wash your hands? I met a girl who washed her hands over 10 times a day, and guess what, after a few days they were cracked and bleeding too. In her case, the excessive washing was the result of a compulsive disorder. Maybe you should rule that out as a possibility.
 

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Yes, sounds like eczema. I used to have that. I wore gloves all the time (partly to prevent infection) and to keep moisturizer on it. But after trying everything else, I ended up using some steroidal cream (prescription) and after only a couple days it totally went away and never came back!<br><br><br><br>
Eczema can be triggered by a reaction to something you are exposing your hands to, like dishwashing liquid, a lotion with a fragrence, etc. Stress also makes it worse. Try not to itch. It's hard, but try.<br><br><br><br>
Interesting thing I heard noxema was named such because it was originally marketed as anti-X-ema (eczema). Maybe it's just an urban legend.
 

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My hands dont itch they are just really dry. I thought that was the cause of the rash? I wash my hands alot because I dont want them dirty but also at school im taking ceramics and the clay dries out your hands really bad.
 

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Decrease the number of times you wash your hands.<br><br><br><br>
I understand that you are over washing to keep your hands clean but in effect you are irritating your skin to the point that you are making it easier to get an infection - this is not good. Healthy skin is a strong defense.<br><br><br><br>
No amount of moisturizing will be able to make up for all the natural oils you are stripping from your hands by over washing.<br><br><br><br>
And see a doctor about it being eczema.
 

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Maybe the clay is irritating to your skin as well as drying. Is it possible to wear tight fitting, thin, latex gloves in class?
 

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I am not sure if you can wear gloves because it would be hard to make things its like pottery I guess but called ceramics. I am making a mosaic and not a teapot or anything so it might work.
 

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well, it seems to me that it's a matter of what you're doing and not what you're eating. . .which sounds easier to deal with.<br><br><br><br>
After washing your hands, be sure to use a nice, heavy moisturizer, particularly one that's a "butter"--what i mean is, go to Body Works, get one in a jar or what looks like a round, flat container, not a tube or bottle. it's really thick and works well.<br><br><br><br>
If it is part diet, increase your essential fatty acids (works for eczema too). Udo's Oil is good, as well as hemp oil and Spectrum's Omega Complete spread (good on toast!).
 

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i still haven't found a good use for Udo's, it's terrible on it's own but you can't heat it so really all you can do is put it on salad, which i don't eat much of.<br><br>
but yeah if you can choke it down, it's really super good for you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br>
you may be able to find an EFA lotion or soap, good for keeping your skin healthy. i'm using an EFA shampoo right now cause the winter air is making my scalp really dry<br><br><br><br>
does sound like you could do with skipping a few washings though. if you notice you washed your hands a lot in the day, try to avoid it in the evening and before bed use whatever moisturizer you decide on. not much point using it in the day if you're going to wash it all off anyway. that was my problem at my old job cause i did dishes as well as serving and cleaning tables. i'd wash my hands constantly partly for my own sanity and partly to prevent food contamination, so they were really chapped and nasty for a while til i discovered that arnica cream
 

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My absolute favorite lotion ever is Jason Cocoa Butter lotion. It is so thick and doesn't fade quickly like most lotions. They also make an EFA one, I think. They have a whole line, but the cocoa butter is excellent.
 

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Lady:<br><br><br><br>
With UDos, you can mix it into heated and cooked foods after they're prepared, you just can't cook with it. It's not uncommon for us to put the amount in soups or chili, even our pasta sauce after it's heated. you can really toss it over anything. i often make a stir fry that is just soy sauce, black bean sauce, and a bit of ginger and onion with the veggies. then after they're cooked toss the necessary amount of oil over my serving.<br><br><br><br>
it's easy to use this way. also, there are caplets, but i could tell you if the casings were vegetarian. . .as i don't use them.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Stem</i><br><br><b>You may need prescription medication.</b></div>
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For those who are interested.<br><br>
some of these cremes contain hormones out of cow liver.<br><br><br><br>
If you use cement, dry hands are very common.<br><br><br><br>
Vaseline in gloves might be a bad idea bc it seals of the skin too much.<br><br><br><br>
For vegans: latex gloves might not be vegan, sometimes casein is used in the proces. (most condoms aren't vegan)
 

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i didn't know it was available in caplets, or that you can put it in hot food. i was under the impression it couldn't go above room temp. thanks, i'll give it a shot, if the bottle i have isn't gone bad by now.
 
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