Best Lotion for cracked hands?

  1. 0 I will be working in the NICU, so I know my hands will become dry from all the washing. Anyone have some suggestions for great hand lotions?
    Thanks!
  2. Visit  austin9104 profile page

    About austin9104

    Joined Aug '07; Posts: 9.

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  3. Visit  sandys profile page
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    If I can remember to put Cetaphil lotion on my hands every night before I go to bed, I notice a huge difference in my skin. I like it becausse it's not one of those really heavy, greasy lotions and it still works well. The trick is I have to remember to do it EVERY night!
  4. Visit  nerdtonurse? profile page
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    I use Gardener's hand therapy from crabtree and evelyn. It soaks in, not greasy, nice fragrance. I actually started using it when I started doing work with stained glass -- the flux would dry out your skin in an instant, but I needed something that kept my hands soft without making them slippery. Great on cuticles, and a little bit goes a long way.
  5. Visit  Jolie profile page
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    I like Udderly Smooth. It's great and non-greasy, and the package is cute too
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  6. Visit  GingerSue profile page
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    I like these 3: St. Ives Extra Relief Collagen Elastin lotion; Avon's Care Deeply with Aloe lotion, or Avon's Intensive Moisture Therapy
  7. Visit  NatashaFromOregon profile page
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    OMG, the best I've ever found is a product called Corn Husker's Lotion. I used it when I worked in preschool (and washed my hands about a thousand times a day!). My hands would get so chapped and dry they would bleed. It's a clear, jelly-like lotion. Non-greasy. Absorbs COMPLETELY. I it!
  8. Visit  MrsAmesRN profile page
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    Cetaphil cream works really well. I think the cream works better than the lotion, but both are good. They also make soap, which will not dry the skin.
  9. Visit  scribblerpnp profile page
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    Neutrogena makes an intensive hand therapy lotion. It comes in a small white tube with red and blue on it. It is really thick, but not greasy, plus does not totally wash off after a few hand washes.

    I do a sugar scrub (sugar with a small amount of olive oil) on my hands at night, put on this lotion and go to bed. Works wonders!
    RNMLIS, liveyourlife747, Praiser, and 3 others like this.
  10. Visit  Acosmo27 profile page
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    aquaphor



    its lifesaving! hands down, the best moisturizing lotion on the market. its also the only thing i used when i have severely chapped lips (they make this all in one ointment).. its the only thing that brings relief and actually works. try it!

    heres a link:
    http://www.drugstore.com/templates/b...aphor%20lotion
  11. Visit  ICRN2008 profile page
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    Please note that many of the lotions listed above contain oils that can have an adverse affect on the integrity of latex gloves. Water-based lotions approved by glove manufacturers should be used in these cases.

    "Is it all right to use hand lotion before putting on latex gloves?
    Yes, as long as the hand lotion is water-based. Check the labeling to make sure the lotion does not contain any oil. Oils, such as mineral oil, or petroleum based products, such as Vaseline®, can weaken latex, allowing the glove to tear. Just because a lotion easily washes off does not mean that it is water-based. Please note that oil-based lotions do not affect vinyl gloves."

    https://www.eqplusinc.com/Articles.asp?ID=125

    "Nitrile also has the benefit of being resistant to any breakdown from oilbased products, Truscott says. Nitrile would be an excellent product to use if you are working with a lubricant, milking tubing or performing various procedures requiring contact with an oil-based substance, Oils can breakdown latex where youll notice your fingertips getting tacky or elongated whereas Nitrile does not."

    http://www.endonurse.com/articles/in..._461feat3.html
    Tatsmom, Lady_Vol, and scribblerpnp like this.
  12. Visit  ?burntout profile page
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    I have some that is made by Vaseline. It is in a white tube with blue and green on it-can't remember the exact name to save my life. Johnson and Johnson had a hand cream that I took to work and within days, it was gone-everyone loved the scent and it felt good on the hands.

    The NICU that both of my daughters were admitted to had some sort of medical grade hand lotion that I really liked too-it was a clearish looking bottle with purple writing on it.
  13. Visit  Becca608 profile page
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    Quote from acosmo27
    aquaphor



    its lifesaving! hands down, the best moisturizing lotion on the market. its also the only thing i used when i have severely chapped lips (they make this all in one ointment).. its the only thing that brings relief and actually works. try it!

    heres a link:
    http://www.drugstore.com/templates/b...aphor%20lotion

    well that makes sense---i've been buying all kinds of fancy things, but if it can keep clients from getting decubiti, then why wouldn't it work on my hands! thanks acosmo27 for the slap upside the head with some common sense!
  14. Visit  RNfaster profile page
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    I like Moisturel and Gloves in a Bottle as they both have dimethicone. The Moisturel takes a little longer to absorb into my skin compared to the Gloves in a Bottle.


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