I have very sticky skin. It started about eight months ago with just my hands and feet being sticky after washing, but has grown progressively worse. It has spread over my entire body and I am now sticky all of the time. My hands and feet are by far the worst. Now there is a sticky, shiny film on my hands, and a white coating on my tongue. When I shower it takes a good 20 minutes to be dry enough to dress, although I am still sticky.
Also my skin does not absorb anything. I no longer use mosturizer because it just sits on top of the skin and makes it even more sticky. It''s the same with deoderant. I use very little and it takes about 20 minutes for it to dry enough to dress.
I also can''t taste anything properly. I assume it is the coating on my tongue. Everything tastes bitter and gross.
The food will linger on my lips and the corners of my mouth because of the stickyness.
My skin also feels raw, like the nerves are exposed. It''s just a burning itching feeling, of course worse on the hands and feet.
And lastly, my hair is having the same effect. It will not absorb the conditioner and is very dry. It falls out when I wash it, not clumps bur quite a bit. I am not sure if it is falling out or breaking off. But the hair has thinned and there are all of these short crazy hairs all over.
I hope someone can help. I don''t know how much longer I can deal with this before I go nuts.
Thanks Caroline. I actually went to the dermatologist on Monday. She gave me some prescription lotion for extremely dry skin. I tried using it but it made the stickiness worse. It just sat on top of the skin and was very sticky, like it mixed with the sticky on my hands. I had to wash them like three times to get all of the lotion off, and then my hands were even more sitcky.
I will call Monday and go back in for another appointment. But this is really miserable. Expecially in humid weather it''s really bad, and it''s supposed to rain all weekend.
Hi again StickyDeb: Have you tried Cedaphil?...I really like that for dry skin...I have been researching your condition and come up with so many causes that it can send you in circles...Anywhere from shampoo, tar and illegal drugs...The list is long...I believe this is kind of a mystery happening...I hope that you get some closure on it and find relief...Take care...
Well, I haven't changed my shampoo in years, not around any kind of tar and never done any illegal drugs.
But my skin isn't really dry. Except that maybe under the sticky it is, but once again that's because it won't absorb anything. That's kind of how this started, the skin wouldn't absorb my moisturizers so I began to use less and less then was sticky with the moisturizers so stopped using them all together. It's a vicious circle, I guess.
But I digress. Thanks for checking for me. Have a great evening.