A Conversation for Dry Skin
Just zis Guy, you know? † Cyclist [A690572] :: At the 51st centile of ursine intelligence Started conversation Dec 13, 2001
Used to be called Unguentum Merck and be available only on prescription, now more freely available - it's a dermatological cream which is a wonder cure for dry skin, ofhten used in psoriasis, and great for dry, cracked scar tissue (of which I have an abundance on my fingers).
msmonsy Posted Dec 13, 2001
i have never heard of that before. where can i purchase it and might it be listed under another name?
Any pharmacist in the UK should have it - ask for Unguentum Merck and they should give you the right thing. Use very sparingly - it takes for ever to soak in!
Sue Posted Dec 14, 2001
Good stuff for scars, my husband was prescribed it for an mass of really itchy scars running from ankle to knee. I stole some to try on my psoriasis - yes, i *know* using others prescription medicines is not wise, but chronic psoriasis can drive one to desparate measures.
Sadly, the effect was no better than my usual emmolient - shall I let on? OK then... nappy cream! If its good enough for a babys backside, its good enough for me
Monsy, you're over in the US aren't you? It might be an idea to look up a generic name for the cream on the web, just in case it's sold under a different brand name over there.
Good luck finding it.
msmonsy Posted Dec 15, 2001
yes, in the US. i will try to find it under a different name here. with winter beginning to show up again i am going to be needing strong lotions again. the cold weather mixed with gas heat always tends to turn me into a gator skin . as for baby lotion...trust me, GREAT STUFF! and smells good too .
btw...i discovered a great lotion of sorts for dry cracked heals/elbows/knees and such. it is a coconut oil thing that comes in a round container. it is hard though, not squeazy soft like other lotions. at first you wonder just how the heck you are supposed to get it out of the container to do any good. after rubbing it with your fingers for a few moments though the heat of your skin softens it up and allows you to retrieve it from its container.
Coconut oils is much apprecaited by the cracked nipple fraternity, I'm told.
Sue Posted Dec 15, 2001
Indeed it can - though cycling is my preferred exercise.
msmonsy Posted Dec 19, 2001
i read that article the other day and must say that the comments which went with it hit home for me. the breastfeeding ones that is. i remember the pain of breastfeeding and wish i had known some of the cures/helps for that pain. the only way to describe it for me is the feeling of needles being jabbed. at least now i know what to tell my girls when they begin having children of their own and breastfeed .
as for exercise...does punching keys on a keyboard count?
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- 1: Just zis Guy, you know? † Cyclist [A690572] :: At the 51st centile of ursine intelligence (Dec 13, 2001)
- 2: msmonsy (Dec 13, 2001)
- 3: Just zis Guy, you know? † Cyclist [A690572] :: At the 51st centile of ursine intelligence (Dec 14, 2001)
- 4: Sue (Dec 14, 2001)
- 5: msmonsy (Dec 15, 2001)
- 6: Just zis Guy, you know? † Cyclist [A690572] :: At the 51st centile of ursine intelligence (Dec 15, 2001)
- 7: Sue (Dec 15, 2001)
- 8: Just zis Guy, you know? † Cyclist [A690572] :: At the 51st centile of ursine intelligence (Dec 15, 2001)
- 9: msmonsy (Dec 19, 2001)