health conditions


Question by  pigalenababe1968 (30)

What can I do about dry scaly hands?

My hands are always dry and scaly.


Answer by  dingosan8 (407)

Try to limit the time you spend with your hands in water. At night, wear special gloves to help keep moisture in. You can apply a good creme lotion or even vaseline prior to putting the gloves on.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You can purchase lotion from the store that is specially formulated for dry, scaly hands. It is high in moisture so it helps with any soreness.


Answer by  John (9008)

A lot of people suffer from this condition, which can worsen when the weather gets colder. The best way to address it is to ensure that your hands are well-moisturized. This means using a moisturizer; ironically, washing them with soap actually dries them out. Also, avoid alcohol-based hand sanitizers, if you can.


Answer by  mlnr (257)

Use a milder soap, or one that is labeled "moisturizing. " Also, regularly use hand lotion with aloe or shea butter or some other moisturizing agent.


Answer by  Rani60 (351)

Best advice for dry scaly hands - always wear cotton or wool mittens or gloves. The same can be done with socks for the feet. Put some socks or gloves on them overnight. Then you can use Butter Dry Skin Hand Cream. Avoid use of detergent like soap and oil.

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