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Your hands provide you with many services, which can sometimes damage them. How can you prevent them from becoming chapped and cracked?
Hands accomplish many daily tasks, and sometimes, even small miracles! We sometimes forget just how much our hands are called on every day. So, it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of providing them with extra tender loving care, as a reward for services rendered!
The health of neglected hands is often compromised. The skin is often the first to be affected. A lack of hydration and frequent or prolonged exposure to various irritants contribute to excessive dryness. Over time, skin can become rough and other symptoms can appear such as:
Chapped hands can predispose a person to infection. This is another excellent reason to resolve the problem quickly.
Chapped hands usually occur when the skin is very dry, making them more fragile and sometimes causing damage, leading to fissuring and cracks.
This problem can affect anyone. However, persons exposed to the following elements are more likely to be affected by it:
Aging is another factor that weakens skin and predisposes it to chapped skin caused by dryness.
Small lifestyle changes can help to prevent dry hands and the onset of chapping, such as:
If you are unable to resolve the situation despite applying these measures, your pharmacist can provide you with additional advice. For example, they can recommend
If they identify a risk of worsening or complications, they may encourage you to see a doctor, who may consider other therapeutic options.
Don’t hesitate to speak to your pharmacist for additional information about hand care.
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