I know dry hands have been addressed, but I'm not there yet.
The backs of my hands look like they have first degree burns!They feel like it too!
Gloves are latex and powder free. I'm sure the soap doesn't help. I can bring my own provided it's anti bacterial. Suggestions?
I bet the paper towels don't help. So, do I wipe my hands on my pants?
Anything else that might help is also sought.
Thank you in advance! I'm not ready for a career in telephone triage yet!
Jan 7, '02
i have one finger that gets like that. when i saw the dermatologist he thought it was latex allergy, and my titers seemed to agree. i don't think i've been exposed to any latex recently, but about every month to 6 weeks the dermatitis will flare again.
i agree with the paper towel assessment....the brown ones were terrible, the white bleached ones did a little better.
what i have been doing is when it first breaks out is use some zovirax creme once, then follow up with hydrocortisone creme about 3x day for a couple of days. it goes away. i really don't know why. my doc said as long as it works that it's fine to treat it that way.
i also use either neutrogena creme or the bag balm creme. it's funny but only this one finger is affected, but boy does it hurt!!
another thought is to see if they will get you some non latex gloves. the nitrile ones really help. (i liked the purple ones)
Last edit by P_RN on Jan 7, '02