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cure for dry, cracked hands?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by canis latrans, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. canis latrans

    canis latrans

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    tried many lotions but nothing seems to work for me. this time of year and in to winter is the worst for me.

    what works for y'all?

    thanks.
     
  2. tongix

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    I just use Jergens with aloe vera .Drink plenty of fluids to hydrate the body, eat fruits and vegetables. And maybe spend a good time in the tub to soften the skin.
     

  3. Java Junky

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    Unscented Day Use No-Crack Super Hand Cream.
    Honest'ta God, that's it's full name.
    'Wouldn't care if they called it dog boogers. It works for me better than anything else when winter rolls aroun'.
    'Hope it solves'yer problem.
     
  4. UtahIrishman

    UtahIrishman BLR Silver Member

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  5. Pima Pants

    Pima Pants Urine Idiot

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    Carmex Healing Cream.
     
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  6. janice6

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    Carried by Farm Supply stores here. Everybody swears by this stuff (even the women).
     
  7. wlkjr

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    Not over the counter but Clobetazole.
     
  8. dango

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    I would think that a case of (-CRACKED DRY LIPS-) would over-ride the hands , mentally ! Or perhaps a good lotion and "Chap-Stick" !

    On a serious note: Vaseline , lightly wet hands and stick them in some sort of water-proof glove for maybe one and a half hours every other day , the hands ! Lips , also Vaseline , a light coat when needed.....!
     
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  9. Java Junky

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    "Clobetazole"?????????
    Yer funnin' us, ain'cha wlk?
     
  10. bocephus549

    bocephus549 Bo Knows.......

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  11. azbuckeye

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    Vermont's Original Bag Balm........
     
  12. 69stingray

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    Corn Huskers Lotion
     
  13. frostamp

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    Look Ma, New Hands Lotion

    the only thing that works for me, & my hands get trashed at work
     
  14. wlkjr

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    Excuse me, its Clobetasol Propionate Ointment by Fougera. Is that better?
     
  15. Corn Huskers...wally world sells it and it doesn't smell like a flower
     
  16. Bruce M

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    :rofl::rofl:

    Perhaps a humidifier might help. If you have tried a few different over the counter items with no luck, maybe a dermatologist visit might help.
     
  17. nursetim

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    Wash your hands with cold water, tends to leave your hands natural oils. Just use plenty of friction when washing. I wash my hands at least 40 times a day when I work, it's worked for me so far. Bag balm and udder balm I have heard good things about.
     
  18. Drain You

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    I don't let it bother me. Sometimes in good light I look at my hands and realize how old I'm getting. Only part of my body that shows any age.
     
  19. tantrix

    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    My daddy worked with his hands outside up until the day he died. His hands would crack so bad in the winter time they would bleed. There's only 1 thing that would work for him, and he tried everything out there.


    I remember seeing a tube of this by his recliner at all times since I was a small boy, and I'm 32 now.

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. overbored

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    Big 2nd on the Cornhuskers lotion. For the first few days, put it on your hands before bed, and put on a pair of latex gloves.
    It's always worked for me.