by peafarm 15 Jul 2018

Husband has a type of dermatitis and had seen Dermatologist a number of years ago. He was put on the cancer drug 'Methotrexate' and that made all the itching and peeling and scabs disappear and finally hands were smooth--My stubborn husband quit taking it because he had to return every 3 wks for blood work and of course out of the pocket co-pay which did amount to a lot of $ so just quit and it is back again and he picks and itches all the time. Makes me crazy but I am sure it make him even crazier. Vasoline was only other thing that at least moistens the extreme dryness.

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by 02kar Moderator 16 Jul 2018

My heart grieves for you and your hubby. It sounds awful. I also love coconut oil and I've also heard of people using Vitamin E. Just buy the capsules and poke a hole and squeeze out the oil and smear it over his hands. They are both natural oils so won't harm his skin. Please let us know how the 2 of you are managing

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by sebsews 15 Jul 2018

Check out recent post by basketcase about her itching. Methotrexate is a tough drug.

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by tilde01 15 Jul 2018

Try using Coconut Oil. It works for me and I have rosacea, Coconut Oil has many known antioxidant properties.

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