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Flaky hands. Unsightly. Any help??

I have had this condition for a few years now. Sometimes it gets better and sometimes worse. My family practicioner gave me a cortisone cream but it just manages the flake it does not cure it and he does not know what it is. I was wondering if someone had some insight? It doesnt itch but it sure is unsightly. Any ideas? Thanks.
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replied December 1st, 2016
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

I have checked the photographs and the symptoms are suggestive of xerosis skin.

During the day, hydrate and protect hands from sun damage and sunspots with a protective and moisturizing cream. At night, repair them with creams formulated from glycolic acid.

For a more intensive nighttime treatment, apply cream and then cover hands with gloves or socks. Application of glycerine on the hands and covering it with gloves at night also helps. I would also suggest you to avoid washing hands with soap repeatedly and use gloves while doing any household work.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing you good health.
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