Winter Hands - page 2

It's that time again when all us nursies with our million times a day handwashing routine begin to suffer. My hands are getting chapped already. I have always had dry skin and it gets terrible when... Read More

  1. by   MomNRN
    I'm a newbie! To this board and nursing. My hands wouldn't survive winter without Avon's Silicone Glove. An application lasts through a handwashing. I love it. I also use the generic hydrophilic when they get really bad.
  2. by   nursedawn67
    I grease mine up with hand cream and then I dip them into my wax bath, then into plastic bags for 30 minutes. that helps get them into shape and very soothing! When I'm sitting around I will rub either vaseline or whatever good lotion I have around into them continuously.
  3. by   Rustyhammer
    Welcome to the boards!
  4. by   live4today
    MomNRN........I, too, welcome you to the family of great people! :kiss Mom pushed Crisco Shortening at us kids all while we were growing up to use on our skin in the winter months. Her mom......that would be my favorite granny......did the same for them when they were growing up. I haven't used it as an adult though, but your post brought back those memories of yesteryear.

    I carry lotion in my purse and use it after every handwashing. I keep lotion in my kitchen and bathrooms for the same reasons. Whenever I worked hospital nursing, I was the nurse who bought the handlotion so the entire staff never ran out. I would get a big bottle of great handlotion, and put it on the sink near the nurses station. No one ever took it home with them either. :kiss

    I've used the vaseline...gloves treatment, too.
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  6. by   adrienurse
    Thanks a-rose!
  7. by   live4today
    Thanks a-rose for pulling up that thread from a while back. I'd totally forgotten about it being on here before. :kiss