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Super dry skin condition on hands

Commented on January 28, 2014
Created January 26, 2014 at 5:20 AM

I have a dry scaly condition my doctor says is related to my gut and if I will follow the paleo diet and be gluten free it will correct itself. I have been doing just so and after 4 months nothing. I did a liver/gallbladder cleanse 4 weeks ago hoping for help, but it has worsened to the point of more fingers and whole fingers, with peeling to the point of raw, burning new skin. PLEASE HELP!!! Not a fungus according to my Dermatologist. He has tested it under a microscope 3 times. :\

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on January 28, 2014
at 12:23 PM

It works, its free, its paleo :) I really liked the idea of urine therapy, self made medicine, but taking it internally it didn't agree with me, I felt great at first then got diarrhea for 4 days, supposedly it was 'die off' but i'm not keen to try again! On skin it works wonders though, the only thing that works on my Keratosis Pilaris if I rub it on my thighs daily. I recommend using the pee topically when you've drank lots of water, otherwise it smells for longer.

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on January 28, 2014
at 08:01 AM

I believe it is due to inflammation. I recommend:

1. A very strict diet regimen. Vegetables, except nightshades, low on fodmaps plus meat. Nothing else.

2. Live quality probiotics, sauerkraut (1 ts 3 times per day).

3. Shea butter, 100% unrefined, use instead of cream

4. Drink more water.

5. Eat more good fat.

6. Go to a different dermatologist/gastroenterologist.

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on January 28, 2014
at 07:37 AM

@Robert 13 the cream I mentioned above contains Urea, which is in urine. I like your idea though, so very paleo as you say!

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

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on January 28, 2014
at 12:23 PM

It works, its free, its paleo :) I really liked the idea of urine therapy, self made medicine, but taking it internally it didn't agree with me, I felt great at first then got diarrhea for 4 days, supposedly it was 'die off' but i'm not keen to try again! On skin it works wonders though, the only thing that works on my Keratosis Pilaris if I rub it on my thighs daily. I recommend using the pee topically when you've drank lots of water, otherwise it smells for longer.

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on January 27, 2014
at 03:52 PM

You may think its gross but try peeing on your hands & massaging it in. I had this dry patch on the back of my hand, no creams or lotions or oils would do anything, someone suggested massaging pee into it & it worked perfectly, very paleo! :)

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on January 27, 2014
at 12:51 PM

I once had a dry patch on my hand and on my foot. I tried some creams but nothing helped (most of them hurt as well). Then I tried putting pure lard on it that I use for cooking/frying. The dry patches were almost gone after one night. Try it and see what it does. I now use it on my face as well. This is how I use it: 8 parts lard 2 parts light olive oil Drops of lavender oil

Also how much fat are you eating? Eating more fat should give a smoother skin.

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on January 27, 2014
at 08:38 AM

It's not a "natural" product, but a brand called "Eucerin" do a skin cream that called "intensive 10% w/w urea treatment lotion" which I have found very effective for dry skin problems.

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on January 26, 2014
at 08:10 PM

i have very dry hands no matter what i do. in the winter, they are always cracking and bleeding. when i remember, i put cocao butter and olive oil on my hands and wear gloves to sleep in. this helps a lot. i have to keep up with it though or they just get cracked again.

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on January 26, 2014
at 04:43 PM

Is it itchy at all? There is a type of hand eczema (dyshidrotic dermatitis?) that is notorious for being hard to get rid of... I tried for years and it becomes raw/burns like you're talking about. I try not to stress because that just makes it worse, it's always worse when my immune system is compromised (illness, stress, unfortunately cleansing...). My only advice is to keep pursuing professional help (see another doctor/dermatologist they often have different ideas/advice) and it doesn't hurt to keep trying to modify your diet so that it is the best for your gut. Maybe you have another food sensitivity, and have you had blood tests to check out vitamins/mineral/blood sugar levels?

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