** Originally posted by Lynnchen **
I have P on the palms of my hands, but the primary symptom is not scaling, but a really thick growth of "dead skin" that feels like wearing old leather gloves. It sometimes gets so bad that I can't fully straighten my fingers, or more often, the skin cracks. I use moisturizers, but since it can't penetrate the dead skin, I just end up with well-conditioned leather gloves! I have tried soaking, salicylic acid, cortisone cream etc...nothing seems to work. Any suggestions?