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Extreme dry hands...no cure! What is it?

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  • Posted By: Katie K.
  • March 4, 2009
  • 09:55 PM

Hi, My hands are so extremely dry! They crack, bleed, and itch, and sometimes swell from all the small cuts. They are really red all the time (except when they get cold they are super white). The redness stops right at my wrist, in a VERY distict red line. I have no rashes anywhere, or skin problems anywhere else, just my hands. The doctors don't know whats wrong with me. Doctors have persctibed tons of steroid creams, nifedipine, and amlodipine. Ive tried all the creams in the store; cetaphil, aquaphor, etc. Nothing works. Its not a fungus. When I go on vacation, my hands totally clear up...wether its to a warm place or rainy place. I have had this for about 8 years. It's very noticable and painful. What is it?! Please help me! Any suggestions?
Feel free to email me at: corvettegirl02@gmail.com

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  • hi im liz. im 18. i had kinda the same problem. my hands were beyond imaginably dry. cracked. bled. water hurt so bad. i couldnt grab a pen, spoon, or grab my pants to pull em up. everything made my hands crack and hurt. the pain was soo unbearable. then the doctor told me i had exema. (i probally spelt that wrong). she told me to use undied, and no fragrance lotions. she recommened eucerin lotion. (which is pricy for me). but now i use eucerin and my hands are ok. but from time to time they still do it. so i hope this helps. also curel lotion works for me to. :)
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    • January 11, 2010
    • 09:43 PM
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  • Hello, my fingers are EXTREMELY, HORRIBLY uncomfortable. They crack, peel, bleed, puss, and just painful. I have been prescribed a steroid called Flusonide Cream. It WORKS!! I also soak my hands in corn starch 2 a day for 20 mins and but lotion on....My hands look completely different!!
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  • Hello, my fingers are EXTREMELY, HORRIBLY uncomfortable. They crack, peel, bleed, puss, and just painful. I have been prescribed a steroid called Flusonide Cream. It WORKS!! I also soak my hands in corn starch 2 a day for 20 mins and but lotion on....My hands look completely different!!Don't rely to much on Steroid Cream, as they will thin your skin, making them more sensitive in the long run..
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