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Health Tip: Keep Hands Moisturized

(HealthDay News) -- Chapped hands can be painful, but you can prevent the condition by keeping hands moisturized and protected.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers these suggestions:

  • Protect hands from exposure to the sun, very cold weather and wind.
  • Don't use water that's too hot to wash your hands.
  • Make sure the air inside your home is humid enough, especially during colder months.
  • Wash hands with a gentle cleanser or mild soap.
  • Moisturize hands frequently with lotion.

-- Diana Kohnle

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