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    Re: Wrinkled Hands

    It's from the over production of skin. It was especially hard as a teenager.
    As you get older people are less shallow cause they arent holding up so well themselves.
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    Re: Wrinkled Hands

    The deep lines in the palms are from Ichthyosis Vulgaris , that and KP seem to both be present in alot of people.

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    Re: Wrinkled Hands

    fyi. also there are a few other articles that discuss the stats of association between this and gluten-sensitivity I believe but I can't get at the full texts and the abstracts are not informative. If any of you have access to those and find something interesting, please post.

    Ichthyosis revealing coeliac disease. [Eur J Dermatol. 2000 Jul-Aug] - PubMed result

    Eur J Dermatol. 2000 Jul-Aug;10(5):398-9.
    Ichthyosis revealing coeliac disease.

    Menni S, Boccardi D, Brusasco A.
    IV Department of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, University of Milan, Ospedale S. Paolo, Via A. di Rudiný 8, 20142 Milano, Italy.
    We describe the case of a twenty-nine year-old woman presenting a lamellar desquamation on the abdomen, submammary folds and on the limbs. During recent years the patient suffered neither from bowel disorders, nor from dryness of the skin. Laboratory tests revealed high values of parathormone and a high level of antiendomysial antibodies. The total bone-mineral density was about 78% of normal levels. A duodenal mucous membrane specimen showed total atrophy of the villi. Skin biopsy revealed an acquired ichthyosis mimicking an ichthyosis vulgaris. The patient underwent a gluten-free diet, supported by folic acid and vitamin D and six months later, after the regression of secondary hyperparathyroidism, a remarkable improvement of the cutaneous symptoms was obtained.

    PMID: 10882952 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
    - bd: 46 yo F; Dr. Woods Black Soap w/Shea Butter for facewash; Sea Salt + Epsom Salt scrub in shower; Cetaphil RestoraDerm unscented lotion, Alba Botanica Kona Coffee After-Sun lotion on face; reg. exercise; OilPulling; a basic multi-vite plus calcium/Vit D, o3s; eating GLUTEN-FREE DIET for Celiac Disease, and not much dairy as I get allergic reaction; Arms 99% clear, face neck chest 98%, legs 90% clear, butt is 99% clear. All dietary treatments above help reduce my sinus congestion and joint pain besides help my skin.

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    What your describing sounds like dish pan hands. Are they also red?
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    im also glad that i came across this/ im 27 yrs young and my hands look about 80/ i guess we are rare breeds and have 2 live with it/ life goes on/ if people dont like it thats fine/ it sucks to have to compare your hands to other peolpes all the time/ it just becomes a habit/ u can wear gloves in the winter but in the summer u have 2 show them/ if they cant love ya for the way u are they are not for you

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    Re: Wrinkled Hands

    WOW! im 16 and i have very wrinkly hands too! i read about this and i believe that i may have icthyosis. Wrinkly hands is one of the symptoms, as well as KP! you should read about it.

    also some other symptoms:
    -dont sweat as much as other people when younger
    -shed skin in the winter
    -scaly looking skin in some places

    you might have it, so i would suggest looking into it and going to a dermatoligist!

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    Hello! i'm so glad to find other people with the same wrinkly hand problem. I'm only 16 and my hands and feet are really wrinkly, everywhere else seems fine but i do worry about how i will age as i get older. I hate it but not many people seem to notice or ask about it so it doesn't bother me too much. As well as this they get really red and cold, i think it may be Rayneards...
    But look on the bright side, Nicole Kidman seems to have the same thing.

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    hi, everyone! I am 24 year old female with extremely wrinkly and severely dry skin. the palms of my hands are so rough they feel like little sharp spikes, Its so embarrassing. Summer time always a cruelly reminds me of how bad i look. i never wear skirts or slippers/stiletto's in the daylight, I'm totally envious of girls out and about in their simple outfits. But i've trained myself to have no shame about it i can't help it, so i have to live with it. It's really hard to look past it sometimes so i stay away from social events and weekend fun to spear me feeling embarrassed.
    I have researched treatments for deep wrinkles but never went as far as consultation but some people use botox to fill out wrinkles. I'm hoping to try (glycolic acid at home treatment) to clear the wrinkles.
    i've posted some pic of my feet and hands.
    everyday i feel ugly

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    Hi minx,

    Welcome to the KP Forum.

    Do you include adequate amounts of healthy oils and fat in your diet? Nuts, avocado, organic butter, cold-pressed vegetable oils are important.

    kebod

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    I feel your pain I have not shown my legs in public since 1997, my kp was bad then and people where asking questions so rather than explain I just covered up. I hate summer but as soon as winter hits I am gone with the wind, it's the 4th of July and I will be in the house I am too embarrassed to show my skin, we have a parade here every year and I don't go, I am glad my boys are old enough to go alone now, I stopped going to church in the summer because my kp is so bad I wear nothing above my ankle, in the summer and in the winter I wear tights with my dresses if I decide to wear one thats to church only, I have missed out on alot of events due to kp, barbeques, weddings, cruises kp has destroyed my social life, and now my arms are getting as bad as my legs, and am noticing kp on my chin.

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    Can't believe I found this thread!

    I thought I was THE ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD with this "condition"! I am 20 years old and all throughout school people would notice my hands and wonder what was "wrong" with them... I hid them all the time, I loved the winter when I was younger because I could pull my long sleeves over my hands. Even still I hide them. I dread shaking someone's hand in fear they would notice as they are obviously dry and rough. I have tried to accept them and I do but I am still embarrassed of them as it seems everything we do involves our hands! I am a 20 year old dude and haven't had a girlfriend since 8th grade (I feel) because of this! People think it's gross and you can't do anything with a girl or be with her if she thinks your hands are gross and can't even hold hands.

    This is holding me back so much. I feel like my only solution would be to find a girl that has the same condition. In fact I would kind of enjoy it so I could comfort her and let her know that she's not gross and that her hands are perfect the way they are and she wouldn't think I was either.

    I also have the deep palm lines as well. I read some other members said that their feet are wrinkled. Mine are very slightly but I am not embarrassed to show them by wearing flip flops as they are nothing like my hands.

    All of my skin is very dry and I have eczema but you can't tell just by looking at my body that it's really dry it's just my hands that are dreadful.

    It's really awesome that I can talk about this with other people.

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    Hello am Sam am new to this forum.Im 44 years old I grew up thinking I was the only one who had this problem,it was hard growing up being teased because I was different having wrinkle hands and feet it made it hard to fit in so I became a little withdrawn and kept myself covered up when I could,still do to this day,thanks for sharing.

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    Do you wash dishes and your hands a lot? Sometimes the detergents and soaps can be very drying and harsh on the skin. Using gloves while washing dishes helps. I've found slathering them up with petroleum jelly and wearing cotton gloves overnight will help make them feel smoother in the morning. Hope this helps!

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    Funny, because I also have wrinkly hands with very pronounced lines on my palms (the "life lines", "love lines", etc) and I LOVE IT. I think it's so unique (well, when you're not amongst other KP people), I've NEVER ever had a problem with that. It's one of the few things I have different that I actually love. My feet are very dry too, and if I don't put lotion, yes, they look like a 70 year old lady and it doesn't look nice. But all use Urea cream and when I'm lazy just whatever lotion. As long as it gets that "wet" look that the lotions give.
    Using a moisturizer that "wets" your hands will eliminate a lot of the wrinkles. I personally can't deal with too much lotion on my hands because I touch my hair too much and my face. It just bothers me.
    Anyways, yes, I have this "problem" too, but I'm proud of having "old hands", don't ask me why I automatically loved that. But I do love that characteristic

    I have MANY people comment in a positive way about my wrinkly hands They find it very interesting and beautiful.

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    I just want you to know, I think I share the exact same problem as you, and I am 15 as well.... okay.. 16 this weekend (:
    Anyways, I've been teased about my dry skin of which I can't control since as far back as I can remember. I remember in gymnastics people would always tell me I needed to put lotion on, and I did several times, but it did nothing. It made me afraid to show my body. The condition is so irritating, but both my sister and father have it too, although it isn't as noticeable on my dad..... I've been told cruel things about my skin my whole life, and I try to hide my hands because of it. Even some people I have thought of as friends have made fun of me for it. I remember in elementary school everyone, both guys and girls would whisper things under their breath directed towards me and how ugly my skin was, and after that my self esteem was pretty much ruined. Now that I'm older people aren't usually as mean about it, with the occasional looser. Most people don't notice it because I do things in a way that usually hides my hands, that's the way I've been taught to function through school. It was bullying, and the worst thing about it was nobody cared how I felt, and nobody ever stood up for me. That's why I try to stand up for other people now no matter what their condition, because I know how much it hurts to hear the same monotonous **** EVERY SINGLE DAY! At least now it's better, although my hands still look the same, my friends are good enough here to accept me for who I am. But now it seems to be the teachers that silently bully me.... the other day I was lifting my hand up and my teacher grabbed it and looked at it and felt it and asked me if I was okay? I was about ready to burst into tears, I mean I know she wasn't trying to be mean, but after all the things people have told me throughout my life, it really hurts. I always wanted to be "normal" but I know I can't. I know the lines in my hands are so deep that they will never go away, so I'm beginning to learn to accept myself for who I am. I always wanted to meet somebody with the same condition besides my family to know I was not alone.
    ♥ Stay Strong!

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