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Chapped Hands

Chapped Hands. This condition is caused by exposure of the skin of the hands to cold and moisture. It is particularly apt to occur in those whose occupation leads them to often have their hands in water, and who neglect to carefully dry the hands after each ablution. Attention to this latter particular will in itself, as a rule, put an end to the trouble. After applying the towel thoroughly, the hands should be held before the fire for a brief space, until every suspicion of moisture is removed. Various applications (the basis of most of which is glycerine) are said to expedite the cure.