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Old 12-06-2013, 10:21 AM
 
Location: SoCal again
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So bleeding knuckles are fashionable?

....I would think that a bleeding issue belongs into the health forum.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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So bleeding knuckles are fashionable?

....I would think that a bleeding issue belongs into the health forum.
No......NON-bleeding knuckles are fashionable. Therefore, we could look at this post as one in which the poster is asking, "How can my hands be more fashionable?"
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Definitely see a dermatologist. This is not normal, unless you are a ski lift operator, or a sled dog driver, or something that keeps you in the elements for hours on end.
My husband was a ski lift operator and he used that ointment that they use on cow udders, Bag Balm, and it helped.
But if you are not encountering really harsh environmental conditions, you are probably looking at something more serious.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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OH dear, its happening again and I have final exams tomorrow. I don't want my hands to be immobilized like they were a few weeks ago, Else I run the risk of failing. Dear god HELP ME .
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Somewhere
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OH dear, its happening again and I have final exams tomorrow. I don't want my hands to be immobilized like they were a few weeks ago, Else I run the risk of failing. Dear god HELP ME .
Go and buy Aquaphor NOW. It's greasy but it works faster than other solutions and see a dermatologist asap.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:04 PM
 
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LOL......Amisi....Pretty much everything topical is just a temporary fix. If you don't keep using it, it doesn't work.
You are right but Aquaphor works faster and its effects last way longer than the other solutions I tried.

Aquaphor is awesome. It's good for dry skin, chopped lips and even eye styes. I rarely use it but when I do it works like a charm.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:31 PM
 
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Default bleeding knuckles

It sounds like it came up all of a sudden and that could mean some kind of allergic reaction. If it has been building up for a while then it could be just dryness exacerbated by the cold winter weather, especially where you live (all those storms). I would recommend you see a dermatologist for a check up of your skin and he can recommend treatment, if you need it - if he prescribes a steroid cream, be careful and do your research and ask him lots of questions about its safety. It sounds like the skin on your knuckles are really dried, but I am thinking also that they are hardened. It would be hard for moisturizers to penetrate the skin if your skin is hardened (dead skin cells). You could take a shower and then after use a sugar scrub (they have recipes on the Internet, but you can also buy commercially made ones (but if you made it yourself it would be more natural without any parabens, etc.). Your skin is softer after the shower so when you use the scrub the dead skin cells will slough off, and then just rinse off, and IMMEDIATELY while they are still damp, MOISTURIZE with Aveeno, Aquaflor - there are a lot of great moisturizers out there (good with oatmeal as an ingredient, too - to control itching). Every time you wash your hands after - moisturize, moisturize. Wear warm gloves when you are out in the cold, maybe even in the house, too.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:36 PM
 
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Default overnight moisturizing

Because your skin is so painful and dry now, try to put some heavy duty thick moisturizing cream on your hands before you go to sleep, and then put on gloves and keep them on all night long.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Thanks for the help guys. I was recommended to use Vaseline and baby oil. Have been doing so for the past 2 weeks and never had a problem ever since. Now, my knuckles retain their smoothness without issues.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:42 PM
 
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Default wrong spelling of product

I spelled something wrong on my post - it is Aquaphor, not Aquaflor, which is some kind of medication for sealife.
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