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    Our bather has sensitive skin, her hands swell and break out after bathing dogs, she has found that Grimenator is the worst culprit (and after I just ordered another gallon Our water temp. fluxuates terribly so it's hard for her to wear gloves without knowing what the water on the dog is like. She's tried tons of over the counter hand creams with minor success but does anyone know of any GREAT products to help her out. I have the same problem with my hands but usually a few sessions in the tanning bed straightens mine out.

  • #2
    hmm

    This happens to me also. I have psoriasis. I get all kinds of bad skin from bathing. I would say what helps is aquaphor(sp?). I would suggest also that at night she put this on and sleep with plastic gloves on. This will really help. I would keep aquaphore on hand (no pun intended) at all times. Its very thick and it really helps. I would also tell her to start taking fish oil capsuls. Good luck!

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    • #3
      I think there's something auto mechanics use, somthing I think is called silicon glove. I think Helly talked about it once, I might be wrong.

      Is the reaction just dry skin and swelling like whelts? or is her entire hand swelling?

      Maybe she can try to protect her hand with something I do when I have a bad cut that I want to cover up to avoid bacteria enterring the cut. I use medical tape that is waterproof and I put my latex gloves on and then tape the gloves to my hands. That helps, but certainly not the fix for the problem to face every day.

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      • #4
        My husband and I both experienced uncomfortable skin irritation when we were using biogroom (economic shampoo), but we both felt better after we changed our main shampoo to Kelco line ( filthy animal for base shampoo ). We have grimenator too, no problem with it. Check the water temp, hot water dry out our skin very fast. We also have hand cream everywhere and we put it all the time, not just after we wash our hands. I still have biogroom shampoos, white and oatmeal, but I won't order economic shampoo again.

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        • #5
          i also have sensitive skin and am careful about which line of shampoo i use. lespooch, davis, shea pet and ppp are the products which don't irritate MY skin. i've gone all winter here without dry skin.
          Certified Master Pet Tech Pet CPR, First Aid and Care Instructor
          "Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation." Henry Ward Beecher US Congregational Minister 1813-1887

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          • #6
            I use latex gloves sometimes to bath when a shampoo irritates my hands and then I use "Renew" made by Melaleuca, they have a web site to order from.

            My husband cleans machinery and his hands are rough icky so he uses "Hand Medic" made by Gojo, he buys it at a car part place also can be bought on line.

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            • #7
              I have pretty dry skin as well, and some days, especially in the winter they are all red and bumpy ouch! However they have gotten so much better. We use Les Pooch which is fine, doesn't really dry me out, but as soon as I have to flea bathe a dog my hands get all dry, red and itchy. I keep hand cream in the shop, and use it every time I get a break, and sometimes between dogs. I also use Aveeno (love it) at night, and sometimes I will wear cotton gloves at night.
              Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

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              • #8
                I love Grimeinator but the same thing happens to my hands with it and I have had a few dogs (without skin problems) become itchy and I really dilute it. I love the Quadruped Pet Care Line. It is very soft on your skin. I too have Psorisis and my nuckles are always bad in the winter sometimes even up my arms. I always make sure too the water is just luke warm, warmer water does a number on them too and it seems it takes longer for then to heal.

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                • #9
                  vaseline

                  I am an RN so I have had awful problems from constant washing with antibacterial soap. I used to put Vaseline on my hands every night and now I wear kitchen gloves to bathe. The flea soaps have chemicals that are not safe if you continually expose yourself to them. If you don't wear gloves for bathing, I would definitely do so when using flea/tick products.

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                  • #10
                    There are barrier creams you can get that could help. The best one I've ever used is Derma Shield. It's sort of like a mousse, and you have to let it completely dry before you stick your hands in water. Once it's dry it's water proof, won't wash off, and will protect you even from harsh shampoos and flea/tick products.

                    http://www.dermashieldusa.com/

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                    • #11
                      I had the same problem with some of the Davis products. The real bummer is I really liked their shampoo, but my hands suffer when I use them. I still use their products, but it isn't my main shampoo anymore. I too use vaseline at night and anytime I am doing dishes I put on vaseline and rubber gloves. I haven't had any problems with Grimenator.

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