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Hello Everyone,

My hands get really dry and they feel like if I open my hand all the way, my hand will crack.

It's starting to get very annoying.

Is there any thing that will actually cure whatever condition this is?

Something I can use throughout the day that is NOT greasy.

I hate it when I put on something and I can't open the door.

I will put it on a couple times a day and at night before I go to bed

Thanks
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replied November 10th, 2008
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Dry skin is common. It happens more often in the winter when cold air outside and heated air inside cause low humidity. Here are some recommendations for dealing with dry skin:

* Take fewer and shorter baths. When you bathe, avoid hot water.
* Moisturize your skin immediately after bathing in order to prevent the skin from drying.
* Avoid overdrying wet skin. Try patting your skin dry.
* Avoid excessive use of soap. Try a soapless cleanser.
* Don't overheat your house, and use a humidifier if you live in a dry climate.
* Use bath oils and moisturizers at least daily. Thick, greasy moisturizers work best. Avoid products with alcohol. Apply just after a bath or shower, when your skin is still damp.
* Use a humidifier if the air is dry.
* Drink plenty of water throughout the day.


One lotion that I particularly like is "Bond's Gold cream"...I think that's the name . It IS greasy, but it works!
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replied August 25th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
There are three differentials.
1. Dry skin
2.Tinea
3.Eczema
I would suggest you combination of antifungal and hydrocortisone ointment.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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