Hands - chapped and dry
To prevent chapped hands:
Avoid excessive sun exposure or exposure to extreme cold or wind
Avoid washing hands with hot water
Limit hand washing as much as possible while maintaining good hygiene
Try to keep the air in your home humid
Use mild soaps or non-soap cleansers
Use moisturizing lotions on your hands regularly, especially if you live in a dry climate
To soothe chapped and sore hands:
Apply skin lotion frequently (if this doesn't work, try creams or ointments)
Avoid putting your hands in water unless necessary
If your hands don't improve, contact a dermatologist
Very strong hydrocortisone creams (available by prescription) are recommended for badly chapped hands
Wear gloves for doing everyday chores (cotton is best)
For related information, see eczema and contact dermatitis .
This month various news outlets have been trumpeting the announcement of an increased risk of dementia if you’re prone to cold sores. Like so many news announcements that sensationalize information the revelations to come out of Umea University in Sweden actually follow a track of research that has been going on for the past 25 years or so. So let’s take a more careful look at what’s going on.
The herpes simplex virus is extremely common and fairly easy to pass on. Herpes simplex type 1, is the agent responsible for the development of those irritating cold sores, and some estimates suggest that 80 percent or more of us carry it. Some people are regularly troubled by cold sore outbreaks and others aren’t but once the body is infected with the HSV-1 virus it never leaves and so far there is no cure.
The Umea University team is claiming that a reactivated herpes infection effectively doubles the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The suggestion is th...
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