Sore hands

@Anne18 (11036)
December 11, 2008 3:20pm CST
Its very icy and there is frost all on the ground in my part of the Uk. I know its def winter as I now have very sore, red dry hands. I have smothered them in E45 cream and now wearing cotton gloves as I type to help the cream to soak in and plus wearing them means I can carry on doing things, apart from washing the dishes. My hands always get this sore and can be worse during the winter. I find that E45 is the best cream for my hands (keep trying other creams but always go back to E45) and I will now have to smother my hands on and off during the day for the next couple of days to get them cleared up. At least my hands won't get cold in bed today as I shall be smothering my hands again in cream before I go to bed. What do you use for sore/chapped/dry/ red hands during the winter??? (Just need my shoulder to start playing up in the damp weather then I'll be 100% wintered out.... but thats another story I will tell you when my shoulder starts to play up!!LOL)
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
11 Dec 08
I have been blessed it doesn't happen to me, I never get chapped, but with all my aches in pains in the winter it is no big feat, I wish I did not have the aches and pains.
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@dawnald (84141)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Dec 08
My cure for sore/red/chapped hands is to live in California. Sorry, but seriously it just doesn't get that cold here except up in the mountains.
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I never heard of E45 cream. I wonder if they sell that in the United States? Anyway I have all kinds of lotions and creams for my hands but I think my favorites are Palmer's Cocoa Butter and Avon's Moisture Extreme lotion. A lot of other lotions are just mostly made with water which in turn will dry out your hands even more. Do you wear the gloves to bed? My dad used to get really chapped hands when I was young and he would smother them with Vaseline before bed and then put the gloves on and sleep that way. It worked every time.
@Anne18 (11036)
12 Dec 08
I do wear the gloves all night in bed to help the cream soak in, I put so much cream on them it would rub off on the sheets. Its morning here now and they don't feel so bad now, but I haven't washed any dishes yet!!
@hildas (3031)
15 Dec 08
Yes! Winter certainly has arrived and it is freezing. Sorry about your hands Anne, it can get painful if not treated. E45 is brilliant cream. It works miricles on everything. I suffered with chapped hands a few years ago, I ended up having to get steroid cream for them as they got really inflamed. I have not had chapped hands again put I use a lot of oil of ulay every night so it must help them. Fingers crossed for your shoulder. I really hope it stays ok for you this year.
@suzzy3 (8370)
15 Dec 08
I use avon hand cream it is an expensive one in the aging section,but it works and keeps my hands from getting sore,my mum used to suffer like you and she used nivea an old product but very effective,vaseline intensive care is also pretty good,I do feel sorry for you as that is painful thing to have.
@Humbug25 (12552)
14 Dec 08
Hi Anne18 I too get this problem. I find that the Norwegian cream works really well, I can't for the life of me remember what it is called but I am sure you know which one I mean. It is nearly £4 for a smallish tube but you don't need a lot and it doesn't feel sticky and absorbs really quickly apart from that I use an Avon one at night time with my gloves! Someone told me to cover my hands with vaseline and put the gloves on and my hands will really feel the difference in the morning but I thought that it was not better than using cream and it felt a lot more uncomfortable. Darn it, what's the name of that cream?
@riyasam (16582)
• India
13 Dec 08
i do have that problem during winter.and i apply johnsons soft body lotion on my hands.it does work well for me.and sometimes i do apply vasseline.it also seems to work well.
@camomom (7537)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I use Neutrogena or Cetaphil. Niether one is the best but better then most.
• China
12 Dec 08
hello Anne I am sorry to heard about your poor red hand.yes winter is realy dry and bad for skin if you do not put hand cream on your hand,especialy if you touch the water often i sugguest you try not to touch water too much,keep your hand with oil. actually olive oil would help.. i use olive oil in winter,, take good careful of your hands. :) i always say the two hands are the sencond face for our ladies cheers
@goodtogo (150)
• Pakistan
12 Dec 08
well i simply put of the gloves (really thick one) in that weather ..
@Pascha (65)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I use glycerin. I get a small bottle of glycerin, and mix it up one part glycerin to one part water. Then I use that on whatever part of my body is chapped or dehydrated. The glycerin gives a protective barrier against the cold and the wet while at the same time moisturizing that part of the body. It works great on a kids diaper rash too, by the way.
@jordan04n (463)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Do not wash dishes or clean without gloves. Split open a vit.E capsule, vaseline, any foot cream works......wear cotton gloves to bed and gloves always outside.....hope things get better ....Merry Christmas
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
12 Dec 08
I'm lucky because here in singapore, we dun experience winter.. hehe ^_^ At most, we will have rainy season, and the cold is still bearable for majority of us ^_^ Though i can take extreme cold, but when my body cant take it anymore, the 1st sign i see and feel is thru my fingers as well, it will turn sore and it's alittle harder then usual.. Once i know that, i will quickly run my fingers under warm water and prevent frost bite, and once frost bite kicks in, the cells in the affeced areas will never regenerate again.. hehe
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Hi anne! I just use Vasoline Intensive Care Brand Lotion With Aloe for my hands and it seems to work. Of course, so far I haven't really had to test them with the very very cold weather yet. I do have my hands in and out of water all day long though and they do get very dried out. But, this cream really seems to work for me. It isn't expensive and it smells nice and it gives my hands enough moisture and I only use it pretty much once a day at bedtime. At least so far, I only use it once a day. As the weather gets colder and they get more chapped I will be putting on more lotion I'm sure. I don't know what this E45 is that you are talking about?