Bay water related skin issue?

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  1. Auburntigerfisherman

    Auburntigerfisherman Newbie

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    I work at a bait shop near the gulf coast and deal with live shrimp. The skin on my hand looks really bad and is dried and cracked. Nothing I can do will change it. Wondering if anyone has any suggestions.

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  2. PoolMan

    PoolMan 7 'dines short of a full scoop

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    Disposable gloves?
     
  3. widgeon

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    When I lived in Tahoe, some of the guys at work ( construction) would get chapped hands like that in the winter. They would use bag balm or hand moisturizer at night. Pile it on and put gloves on over it and sleep that way. I never tried it , but it seemed to work for them.
     
  4. el Toro

    el Toro I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    When I worked in salt water every day my hands looked like that too. You get used to it after a while. Until then, Bag Balm. Just don't put it on your bag!
     
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    You should see a doctor / specialist. Some people develop allergies to shellfish. And it is a cumulative kind of thing, so successive exposures result in increasingly severe reactions. If you are at the beginning stages of that, you will want to eliminate exposure ASAP.
     
  7. pacificscout

    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    rub neosporin all over hands then put on latex gloves, tape cuffs.
    wear for as long as possible then remove. repeat.
     
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    Dermatologist. If it's an infection(bacterial/fungal), you do not need that to get into your bloodstream.
     
  9. Shimano Penn

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    Also just to cover all bases look up "micobacteria" and read up to see if it's consistent with your condition. I used to own a marine tropical fish hatchery and had problems with it. Very common in sea food handling industry, commercial fishing industry, etc.

    Edit: Yes it is MICO bacteria not MICRO bacteria, people do get confused about that.
     
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    Not to be an alarmist but guys have died quickly from swordfish poisoning when slime bacteria gets into micro skin cuts. Almost like that toxic shock syndrome that started killing women a few years ago. Better check it out with an M.D. first and go from there with long term care.
     
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    It's actually mycobacterium ;)
     
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    Stop using sand paper during ur private time, try lotion instead.
     
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    Yes. As Dan(Knot Keely) said, it is spelled Mycobacterium and is a weaker member of The family of bacteria that includes the Tuberculosis bacterium.
    I agree with others who have recommended that you see a Dermatologist FIRST to determine what might be causing this skin condition, rather than trying multiple treatments that may work... but may make things worse also!! Skin condition may be an allergic reaction to fish slime, or a petroleum product that you come into contact multiple times in a day of work, or may be an infection caused by above bacteria, etc. Why play "Russian Roulette" with your health???
     
  14. swami 805

    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    And by all means take medical advice from a guy named diseasescrotum.
     
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    at least he offers sound advice. This can be serious stuff. Got any that isn't sarcasm?
     
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    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Seriously if you think you have a medical issue you should see a doctor without question, point taken. This being a fishing website maybe not the best place for that advice, this isn't webmd. That would be my only advice since I have absolutely no clue what I'm talking about medically and I would venture to guess that all the pearls of wisdom offered here on the op's hands are suspect at best as well.
    Here's a bit of advice I could offer, before you open a workmens comp claim so you can see a doctor because some guy on a fishing website named diseasedscrotum mentioned that you could have tuburculosus or whatever you might run it by the boss first. That may not go well for the the op.
    Also I believe that's more irony than sarcasm, "pearls of wisdom" would be sarcasm.
     
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    Ah yes, thank you. Been a few years since ...
     
  18. bueller

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    If it were only dry chapped skin, try glycerine. It works wonders on dry cracked skin. It's an old school remedy that a lot of concrete and drywall guys know about.
     
  19. diseasedscrotum

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    And by all means take medical advice from a guy named diseasescrotum.

    LOL!!! Swami's ironic comment may be the wisest comment of this whole post!!
    Get an expert opinion, not mine!!
     
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