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Slick Skin Syndrome Problem

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 16, 2009
  • 11:52 PM

Slick Skin Syndrome (I made that up), but my fingertips have indeed become slick. I continually drop things and I wondered why I was becoming so clumsy. Then I noticed that the skin on my fingertips were very "slick" and things keep slipping out of my hands as a result. I've never had this problem before. I'm 53 and noticed the problem in the last couple of years or so. It's frustrating--I've become a real klutz. Is this a normal consequence of aging? As the skin on my hands tends to be dry, I've tried various lotions with no favorable result. Is there any remedy or treatment?

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  • You've apparently lost the friction ridges on your fingertips,but I can't find any literature on it.
    richard wayne2b 1,232 Replies
    • January 19, 2009
    • 05:19 PM
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  • I have this same slick skin problem on my fingertips, I am also 53. I use lotion, but it only yields very temporary results.

    My question is also, is there any remedy or treatment for this condition?
    Anonymous 1 Replies Flag this Response
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