Nurses and Dry Hands

Nurses General Nursing


Hello.. student nurse here. I know I am on the wrong board but I figured if anybody has tips on the matter it would be actual nurses! I'm sure many have this problem.. in the winter months my hands get very dry and crack. I am going to start putting lotion on them every night to try and keep the condition at bay but what are some tips form a nurse to prevent this? What do you do when it happens? Having cracked hands all day and working with patients that could potentially have blood-transmitted diseases is a big no-no. What to do? Thank you so much!

Specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management.

Know many nurses with this prob. So you should be able to get great info here.

Luckily, I've not personally had to deal with the dry hands issue.

All the best!

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