How to Cure Cracked Hands


Many people will have dry & cracked hands. They will suffer with the cracked hands every day. It will be a very painful experience for them to live with the cracked hands every day. The cracked hands will be very unpleasant to look. The mobility of the hand will be reduced due to cracked hands. For people having cracked hands, even the normal gripping object will hurt them very much. Dry hands and cracked hands will happen at any season. It does not mean than dry hand and cracked hands will happen only during the winter season or any cold season. It will happen at all seasons throughout the year. Dry hands and cracked hands will happen especially to people who are using harsh soap for laundry purposes and it will also affect people who does not use gloves while they are working or gripping with tools and it will also happen while pressing the hands much on gripping objects. Here are some of the tips for you to get relived and cure cracked hands.

  • The ancient and natural way of curing dry hands and cracked hands is soaking the hands in warm water for 20 to 15 minutes. This should be done every day before going to the bed. This is also considered as a good therapy to get relive from stress. The hands will be softened by the warm water and the hands will be rehydrated by the warm water. Take the hands from the warm water after 15 minutes and gently dab the hands in a soft cloth. Do not scrub the hands or rub the hands harshly on the towel. Apply petroleum jelly on the hands after the hands are dried completely. Give more concentration on the part where the hands are cracked very severely. To protect the petroleum jelly from peeling off from your hands, use a pair of soft and clean gloves or apply cotton over the hands. But do not use wool for protecting because wool will cause itching and it further causes some irritation.

  • Another easy way of curing dry hands and cracked hands is applying a thin layer of glue on the affected part of the hand. Hold the super glow together with the cracked skin to keep them out of bacteria and germs in the inner skin. This is an advice given by a doctor. A very important thing to be kept in mind is, not to apply the glue on the cracked skin that lacerated deeply or has damaged the tissue. After you have applied the glue over the skin, prick some capsules of vitamin- E using a needle, and gently apply them on the dry hands. Wear a pair of gloves after the vitamin- E has been applied for keeping the oil in the hands enough to absorb the vitamin- E. Another way of healing cracked hands is by applying the juice of aloe vera plant on the affected area.

Thus, by following the above given tips, you can cure dry hands and cracked hands.

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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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