Any obsessive handwashers out there?


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What lotion do you use? I wash my hands frequently and it has skyrocketed since I purchased a dog. The skin on my hands is like paper now and is cracking a little and bleeding. I put some baby oil on them today for relief, but I just wonder if there is a strong and better lotion out there.
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This is what we call taking things to the extreme...
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessi...lsive_disorder

There are very good treatments against it!

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Any obsessive handwashers out there?


Soap.
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Hydrochloric acid works wonders for cleaning off the skin...
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Glycerona is a good hand cream, what do you use for washing your hands? It should be mild.
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Quote Quote by jhae2.718 View Post
This is what we call taking things to the extreme...
What.ev.errr.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessi...lsive_disorder

There are very good treatments against it!
I read this...but I do not think it applies to me....I was asking people who it does apply to for advice or anyone who knows of a good hand cream/lotion.
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Soap.
you use soap as a lotion? omg
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Hydrochloric acid works wonders for cleaning off the skin...
I see...I have some in my stomach I can lend you
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Glycerona is a good hand cream, what do you use for washing your hands? It should be mild.
Thanks Monique ... I will see if I can get some. I usually use what is around the house like dishwashing liquid, Ivory soap, or liquid handsoap. Last night I bought a mild liquid handsoap with aloe vera. The skin on my hands tends to dry and crack easily in the winter for whatever reason. I haven't had to wash dishes in a while, but when I used to be the only one washing them I would really suffer in the winter--even with the most gentle dishwashing liquid. I tried using Aquaphor but I do not like the petroleum-jelly like feel on my hands.
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I used to wash and scrub my hands until the skin started rubbing off and blood started seeping out but I don't do that anymore
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I wash my hands almost every time I go to the bathroom... as an experienced hand washer, I have no idea what to recommend. My hands crack and bleed in the winter also.
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Don't use dishwashing detergent for washing hands, it's a sure way to wash away the natural defenses of the skin. My hands also crack in the winter, wearing gloves outside helps a lot in reducing that.
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Quote Quote by FlexGunship View Post
I wash my hands almost every time I go to the bathroom... as an experienced hand washer, I have no idea what to recommend. My hands crack and bleed in the winter also.

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Don't use antibiotics (neosporin) when you don't need them, unless you want to contribute to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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Don't use antibiotics (neosporin) when you don't need them, unless you want to contribute to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Trust me. Cracked and bleeding fingers is exactly why you need these. This is what we're talking about.

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Why do you post that picture and not a picture of an MRSA-infected wound?
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I work in a hospital and see and touch patients several times a day. I use antibacterial gel every time I enter and leave a room plus lots of times when I'm just walking down the hallway. It probably amounts to a few dozen uses per day, plus of course I wash my hands anytime I use the restroom.

I've found this has affected my hand hygiene at home as well. I keep lots of little antibacterial gel bottles around and use them frequently and wash my hands every so often "just because".
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Plain Soap As Effective As Antibacterial But Without The Risk
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Excellent. Good to know my non-use of antibacterial soap is based on valid knowledge.
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Quote Quote by HeLiXe View Post
I wash my hands frequently and it has skyrocketed since I purchased a dog.
This awakens memories of a classic Peanuts cartoon strip. I haven't found the strip itself online yet, but I can reconstruct the dialog from memory, at least approximately:

CHARLIE BROWN: [patting Snoopy] I have to go to dinner now, Snoopy.
SALLY: And now you have to wash your hands again because you touched the dog.
CHARLIE BROWN: [walking off] Oh, good grief.
SNOOPY: [ears perking up] "Touched the dog?" [glaring at Sally] "Touched the dog!?!"
SALLY: [backing away] Stay away from me, my hands are clean!
SNOOPY: [chasing Sally] Pat my head and get a handful of germs! Beware the walking disease carrier! I'm loaded with bubonic plague!
SALLY: [standing on a dresser] HELP!
SNOOPY: [walking off] "Touched the dog." Good grief.


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