Help me save my poor hands

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Good Morning,

I am currently a nursing student and am looking for a good hand cream. Has anyone found one that they really like and works well. My poor hands are cracking, flaking and red. Any input is appreciated!

Thanks,

Wendy

HM2VikingRN, RN

4,700 Posts

try aloe vesta or vani cream or bag balm

Aloe vesta is to put it delicately a barrier cream for incontinence

bag balm

tokebi

5 Articles; 404 Posts

Specializes in Hem/Onc/BMT. Has 11 years experience.

For years I've been using Neutrogena hand cream Norwegian formula. Using the cream right after each hand washing seems to keep my hands pretty comfortable. It's so thick that you only need a little dollop, and a bottle lasts quite long.

Specializes in ICU. Has 13 years experience.

I have psoriasis on my palms and feet. Sometimes it gets pretty bad, specially when I get stressed and it starts cycling to the blister stage. (that comes less and less these days) ANyway, try to find a lotion that is thick and will remain on your hands (somewhat) even after you wash them.

There are so many lotions to choose from, VAseline intensive hand cream is good. Right now I use Aveno.

ANy lotion with perfumes in it will sting if you have cracks in your hands, so just be aware of this.

nurse2beme

14 Posts

I really like using Vaseline Intensive Care, works wonders! Anything with goats milk in it has worked successfully too. I found that switching from the powdered latex gloves to vinyl gloves is a plus. The powder seems to wick the moisture from your hands and dries them out more.

kellyc034

117 Posts

Specializes in Cardiac step down unit.

I have eczema on my hands, and work KILLS me. I have used every prescription cream under the sun, nothing works. However, Eucerin CREAM is my miracle in a jar. Get the cream, not the lotion, and don't get generic. I fought with this for years and using the Eucerin daily totally saves my hands. No more cracking and bleeding, even when I put 300 pairs of gloves on and wash my hands 300 times a day.

EUCERIN CREAM!!!:D

Kelly

Specializes in LTC. Has 7 years experience.

Bath and Body works - "Look Ma, New Hands".. the full size fits perfectly in my pocket and I use it maybe once or twice a night. They also make travel sizes if you dont want the full size(its smaller than a tube of toothpaste). The scent is a light lemony clean scent so you don't choke the patients with the smell. lol

roser13, ASN, RN

6,504 Posts

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

Cream your hands up with Eucerin before you go to bed, then put an old pair of sweat socks on them to sleep in.

klone, MSN, RN

14,477 Posts

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 17 years experience.

O'Keefes

Do-over, ASN, RN

1,085 Posts

Specializes in CICU.

I use Bag Balm at home and carry a small tube of Neutrogena's Norwegian Formula at work and school. My hands have been in their best shape since I started with these - even when I get a rash of eczema-hives...

liberty_bell

133 Posts

For years I've been using Neutrogena hand cream Norwegian formula. Using the cream right after each hand washing seems to keep my hands pretty comfortable. It's so thick that you only need a little dollop, and a bottle lasts quite long.

^^^ I agree there is NO better hand cream!!!!!!

Specializes in Near Future: ED, Future Future: ACNP!.

Cerave cream!