How do we treat little water bubbles that appear on hands and then break and crack and leave you with dry hands?

The water bubbles that appear on your hands are generally caused when your hands are exposed to water for a long period of time. These are not actually bubbles, but appear so when the skin absorbs a lot water thus giving it a swollen appearance, however if these bubbles are painful and have pus when they burst then you are probably mistaking blisters as bubbles. If so then you might have a skin infection - one possible infection is known as pemphigoid, which also causes a dryness of hands. This skin disorder can be quite harmful, and it is important that you consult your doctor for further advice. This is quite rare and unlikely, but you should make sure just in case.

There are no remedies to treat your hands when they are overexposed to water, but you can try the following preventive measures. Avoid keeping your hands submerged in water for extended periods of time. If you need to, then dry your hands immediately after you finish and apply a little moisturizer to your skin. This will absorb all the excess water and the moisturizer will rejuvenate your dry hands. Try using gloves if you have to be in constant contact with water while doing any work. The symptoms you have mentioned are generally harmless and are a normal occurrence. By following the above steps you could probably reduce the occurrence of your symptoms.

answered by M W

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