Personal Hand Skin Care - page 2

As taught, I religiously wash my hands going in and coming out of residents rooms. Also when changing gloves. I didn't mind going to sleep with wrinkled fingers, but this morning I awoke with... Read More

  1. by   Agatha
    Just tonight, I purchased some Purell Moisture Therapy Hand Sanitizer, kills 99.9% of germs. Feels good so far. I'm hoping it works. My lotion favorite is Curel, mmmm.
  2. by   NurseLatteDNP
    Our hospital does not let us use any other lotions, besides what they provide for us. They say, that some lotions can damage the gloves.
    Last edit by NurseLatteDNP on Oct 8, '06
  3. by   Epona
    Hi. Can we avoid gloves?? I have very sensitive hands to begin with and the gloves will most likely really irritate my hands. Can I just use the Purell hand sanitizer?? Are there gloves besides the plastic ones??

    THANKS A MIL!! Epona :icon_roll
  4. by   muffie
    powdered gloves are evil!
    slather moisturizer on your hands at bedtime.
    leave a bottle of it at your bedside.
  5. by   jb2u
    Quote from Epona
    Hi. Can we avoid gloves?? I have very sensitive hands to begin with and the gloves will most likely really irritate my hands. Can I just use the Purell hand sanitizer?? Are there gloves besides the plastic ones??

    THANKS A MIL!! Epona :icon_roll
    No, you can not avoid gloves. They are a part of standard precautions. Gloves come in Latex and Non-latex/vinyl.
  6. by   lovingtheunloved
    For me, the alcohol gel is a Godsend. The gloves may be the bigger culprit, like they were for me. Powder and latex are evil. And our nurses' station could slap on price tags and be open for business TONIGHT with all the lotions we have there. Alas, none of them will bring my soft supple skin back...the price we pay...
  7. by   soon2bim
    HI.
    I have the same trouble, and I am scared to death what they will be like in winter. I use St Ives, Swiss Vanilla. It has a light scent. Though we also have lotion in the staff bathrooms, and our Sub/Station (supply room) has a dispenser of lotion. I would say as often as you can use a bit, because each little bit will help. I also have a Burt Bee's hand kit, that includes gloves. When my hands are EXTREMELY bad I can put this thick paste type lotion on, slip on the gloves and let the moisturizing begin.
  8. by   meintheUSA
    I personally like the new Johnson's shea & cocoa butter baby lotion. Nice clean scent without all the purfume smell.

    We wear and change gloves during Q2 rounds on my 11-7 shift. When my hands get to the crack and hurt stage, I slather up with lotion, cram a pair of size sm gloves on, and then use a size med over the smalls for the rounds, changing only the top medium pair each person. By the end of changing 20 - 25 people, the hands are as smooth as a baby's behind. LOL

    When you wash your hands, NEVER forget to wash your wrists too. I have had a NASTY rash on my wrists from my contaminated gloves pulling my gloves off at the wrist. Live and learn...
  9. by   Chickysmom
    Although I'm new here I do have a tidbit to pass along....

    At night, or while sleeping, slather regular Vaseline on your hands after washing thoroughly in very warm water and slip on some warm gloves or an old pair or socks. By morning, super soft!

    This works great on feet and heels too!!!
    Last edit by Chickysmom on Jan 26, '07
  10. by   cacori2006
    Its a brand new hand wash but Dove deep moisture hand wash is awesome!!! its feels like it leaves my hands softer than before i washed them, i LOVE it!
  11. by   maryloufu
    I put stuff in a green can called "bag balm' on my hands. I got it at tractor supply. It works well for diaper rash too- but I havent had diaper rash in a while so I cannot personally testify to that use.
  12. by   islandgrl
    i was having a horrible problem with the dry weather this winter and constantly washing also drying out!!! there were days i thought i was going to have to cut my hands off!! during clinicals i was also using body shop hemp hand protector (awesome!!!!) and when i slept i would put on tons of udderly smooth at nite and then glove my hands...has helped out alot!!!
  13. by   AshleyF
    I like Johnson & Johnson's intensive care lotion that lasts through multipule washings and a little goes a long way

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