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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    My hands and lips are constantly peeling.

    My hands and lips are constantly peeling, and they have what appears to be blisters on them. Every time I take a shower, they feel really bumpy and get extremely dried out.
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  • Charmaine Sully

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    Remedial Massage Therapist. Qualified at Katoomba TAFE. Use a range of techniques such as deep tissue, myofasical release, Trigger Point Therapy, PNF stretches, rhythmic style … View Profile

    That would be worth getting examined by the doctor for your hands, it could be allergies or the start of some skin conditions that needs treatment.  But generally speaking washing your hands with soap or antibacteria agents should be done very sparingly.  The pharmacist would have some options for washing eczema prone skin.  

    If there is no underlying reason for the peeling and blisters, that the doctor finds.  For your lips be aware of if you lick your lips a lot, and also things like balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil.  That's just advice based on my experience with lips that crack and peel.  I also use a petrolatum (mineral oil) lip balm, avoid any skin creams too close to my lips.  And finally some people have lip dryness when they are having thyroid problems.

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