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Does anyone know of a treatment for the split fingers caused by Erbitux?

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PhillieG
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Hi,long time, no post...
Does anyone know of a treatment for the split fingers caused by Erbitux? It seems to come from the inside out, I've tried everything from Bag Balm to all sorts of hand lotions and nothing seems to help. I've been on Erbitux since it was approved, 3 years ago(?) and this is driving me nuts.
Thanks in advance
-phil

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Buzzard
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Udder Butter or Corn Huskers lotion

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hollyberry
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Palmer's cocoa butter worked for me; the kind in the tube, not the jar.
Good luck,
Hollyberry

tmd
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Joined: Jul 2004

My wife was on it for a year. Had the same problem. She used NEW SKIN . It work great.

God bless

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jenjerandkatesmom
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I have tried many, many lotions and creams. The only one that works for me is Gold Bond Ultimate Healing. Gold Bond makes other types of lotions but this is the one that does the trick. New Skin works to seal the cracks so that they don't hurt so much.
-Sharon

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fighting for mom
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Shea butter would be a good one to try. It is organic and applies pretty thick for a good and lasting coverage.

fez1
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Joined: Jul 2006

My husband uses Bag Balm. He slathers it on every night and then puts a pair of socks on his hands - a take off on the white glove treatment. It has worked so well for him. Take care.

Carol

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PhillieG
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Thanks everyone for you input. It seems certain things work on certain people. Has anyone found that it sort of runs in a cycle and they tend to heal themselves after a week or so. Just in time for the next dose. I also get very dry flaking skin on my face, I use a lotion and it helps some what but it always seems to do what it wants to do.

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