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I'm 4 months post chemo. On herceptin & tomafin. Does anyone else have dead scaly finger tips? I dealt with the dry skin, scaly feet, dead nails, but I can't get rid of this.

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Stage 1 Patient almost 6 years
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Andre' Reading the post below yours, you might try "HeelTastic" even though it is for dry rough feet. You could get some, use it on your hands at night and wear a light pair or cotton gloves to bed. See if really moisturizing them overnight might help. Just a thought. Take care, Sharon
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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Thanks Sharon. I've used that product before & tho it works good. The smell really bothers me. Gives me a migraine :-(

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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I have this problem too. I'm 6 months post chemo. They are also numb. The only thing I can do to help is wear rubber gloves when working and cotton gloves with moisturizer at night. Aquaphor helps.
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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Thanks Jayme. The glove thing won't work for me. Rubber gloves make my nails sore & I wouldn't be able to sleep with any on at night. I've never tried aquifer. Never heard of it until I read posts about women using it for radiation. Is it a hand...

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      Thanks Jayme. The glove thing won't work for me. Rubber gloves make my nails sore & I wouldn't be able to sleep with any on at night. I've never tried aquifer. Never heard of it until I read posts about women using it for radiation. Is it a hand lotion?

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      No its almost like vaseline. I noticed it helped my fingertips when i put it on for radiation. Do u have a degree of numbness?

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I guess they are a bit numb. I just figured it was more of a hard skin 'callous' feeling.

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      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My skin isn't hard but you are right the numb sensation mimics calloses.

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  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    No, not the nail. The tip of my fingers. Very dry & scaly. Moisturizer or even a pumice stone doesn't help. It's horrible, & I snag nylon or light fabrics. Ugh!
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    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    I have that too...just the finger tips and corners that get like hang nails. I've had some cracks in the skin on my finger tips that hurt like crazy in the last month. I'm using tons of lotion for my finger tips, but it doesn't seem to help. I'm trying a good aloe lotion this week, no luck yet... I keep snagging my skin on fleece and nylon fabrics too. It's a creepy feeling. I was wondering today if that udder cream in the green tin would work next? I mean to ask my mom about it. She's a retired beautician and always had a tin on our kitchen window sill while I was growing up. Her finger tips were always cracked and dry from having her hands in the water at work. I'll ask her about it and let you know. I think it was called Bag Balm. Ever heard of it?
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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Thanks MJ, it's nice to know I'm not alone. I have heard of that, but never tried it. I hope it doesn't have a strong odor. I need very light or fragrance free due to migraines :/ Prayers to you.

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  • Rebekah Ruby Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Yep, mine are still bad and I finished chemo in January :/ I just keep putting nail polish on them haha
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