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Diver's Hand/ Feet (Peeling skin)

Post Number:#1  Postby massive headwound » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:30 pm

Diver’s hand: a skin disorder common in occupational saturation diving
Catrine Ahlén, Ole Jan Iversen, Jan Risberg, Gunnar Volden, Harald Aarset in Occup Environ Med 1998;55:141–143

"A common skin disorder among saturation divers appears as extensive skin peeling of the upper skin layers of the palms of the hands and occasionally of the soles of the feet. This disorder is referred to as “diver’s hand” by the divers. Diver’s hand is a particular problem in saturation diving, and there is no effective protection or treatment available."

I wonder if any other recreational diver also suffer this after long diving trip? Are there any remedy? I feel that I need a spa treatment!!!
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Re: Diver's Hand/ Feet (Peeling skin)

Post Number:#2  Postby run » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:10 pm

yeap often happened to me after LOB trip. My feet will shed it skin. My hands only happened when I hold the rope at the bouyline without wearing glove.
my treatment, I just let it be and rub some vitamin E to avoid pain while the skin peeled.
Some how if I went for diving island base, my feet wont peeled. Maybe rubbing the feet thru the sandy beaches spa the dead skin away.
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Re: Diver's Hand/ Feet (Peeling skin)

Post Number:#3  Postby massive headwound » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:09 pm

Ya kan! I was panicking! Coz who is going to suck my toes if they see my feet!!! Eeeeww!

I keep using scrubber! Now almost gone!
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Re: Diver's Hand/ Feet (Peeling skin)

Post Number:#4  Postby gavstang » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:49 am

You a freak ! Suck your own damn toes!
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Re: Diver's Hand/ Feet (Peeling skin)

Post Number:#5  Postby MACHA » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:49 pm

Achooo....experiencing it for almost 4 years now...Hand and feet dry / peeling...it's true about no treatment available...reliefs after applying costly Lotions..Non fragrance:
- Physiogel
- Cetaphil ( waterproof version available )

the rest not working....a skin prick testing to find out allergies is recommended though.
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