I know I said I was going to stay away and give my hands a huge rest, but typing with tips of fingers is slow but manageable.
Just wanted to share pictures of my macerated hands after 2-3 days of using oil/fat on them covered with gloves. I know I shouldn't have done this, but desperate times leaves one brain foggy! I am now dealing with moisturizer withdrawal again....very painful and tight hands! OUCH! I have not had this much pain since my first 6 months! I wish I could take it back, but I can't. So I have taken this week off to see if I can heal them to a point where I can work again.
As for my next experiment....family kept saying I really should go to Florida for a week to get some sun and ocean healing. Well the price tag was too much for something that may or may not work at this point. I am 100% sure it would help most of my body, but not so sure about my hands given just how bad they are. And it's my hands I need help with as the rest of my body feels like it is almost healed. So instead here is what I am planning.....
Ordered a facial UV lamp....not as strong as the tanning beds, but should be sufficient. 3-4 times a day I will soak hands in dead sea salt water for 20 minutes. Then without drying or rinsing, hold hands in front of UV lamp for another 20 minutes. This should mimic the beach as much as possible in a home environment. I also plan to do this 3 times a week full body....take a DSS bath, pat dry, get dressed and go directly to tanning salon with the salt water not having been rinsed off.
If anyone has tried the above technique please comment and let me know how it worked!
Now here are those lovely pictures: