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Hi all,

 

I was wondering if any of you have ever had this problem?

 

My right hand has become really painful on its underside when playing. It tends to happen when the weather gets a bit colder.

The skin really dries out and sometimes it can bleed during the round.

 

I've attached two pictures.

 

When it does happen I do moisturise post round and also the night before. I don't do it on the day as it's will grease up my grips.

Surely it must be something wrong with my hand grip. I try not to hold the club too tight. This happened last winter and I changed all my club grips.

 

I play 2/3 times a week & I'm actually playing really well atm. Desperately want to avoid wearing a second glove so any experience here would be very helpful.

 

Thanks in advance

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Haha thanks for some of the tips! I've never had any skin problems, so definitely not psoriasis.

I did see a dermatologist last year who said it could well be my golf clubs. As a result I used it as an excuse to buy a new set of irons haha.

 

Anyway it only seems to happen when the weather is colder so that wouldn't suggest I was allergic to the rubber. It's probably about 15 degrees average here.

I had absolutely no problems during the summer and was playing regularly.

 

It's so odd. Surely I'm not the only freak? haha

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Maybe try O'Keefe's hand balm. I get some cracking and splitting in the cold usually around my finger tips/cuticles and this stuff does miracles. Using it overnight regularly really helps.

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Dry hands that persist despite the use of lotions and creams may be a sign of a condition called hand eczema.

 

Eczema is a term for different types of skin inflammation (dermatitis). The symptoms of eczema commonly include itchy, reddened, dry skin. Many things can cause this type of skin irritation such as dryness, soaps and detergents, cleaning products, rubber gloves and even cosmetic lotions and creams. Since the skin is itchy, prolonged scratching often occurs which in turn leads to reddened, irritated, scaling skin or to a leathery thickening of the skin (sometimes called lichenification). Cracking and weeping of the skin may also occur and open sores may become infected.

 

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My dad had this bad after years of working both for Bellsouth and farming. Started on his hands and ended up in patches all over his body. Suffered with the annoyance and discomfort forever. Finally got him to go to a doctor and they gave him meds that cleared it up in a week.

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Thanks for all your suggestions. Yes I am right handed. I use an interlock grip so I guess it rubs the outside of my left thumb.

 

It's definitely not eczema as I've been to a dermatologist. I had it last summer and I never found a solution. Only cleared up when I stopped playing for a few months.

For @justasgood I did use it as an excuse to buy some new clubs at the time! :)

 

If I was allergic surely it would show up on the inside of my right fingers as they also touch the club.

 

Man I really don't want to be 'that dude' that wears 2 gloves...

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As I eluded to earlier, it looks fungal and it's pretty common (tinea manuum). If that's the case, a topical antifungal such as Lamisil AT or Lotrimin should help. If not you would need an oral antifungal via prescription. If it's not that, then it's likely seb derm or some other skin issue in which case topical corticosteroids would be a good thing to attack the symptoms.

 

If you want to be certain - go back to a dermatologist and keep going to different ones until you get an actual answer. They can be really blase about things that are important to you.

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My hands dry out horribly in the winter and I have to use lotion multiple times a day to keep them from chapping, cracking and sometimes bleeding. Also, if you work, check where your hand is resting most of the time. I've seen people get stuff from old mouse pads that were moldy. That's exactly the part of your hand that rests on the pad when using a mouse.

 

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Dry hands that persist despite the use of lotions and creams may be a sign of a condition called hand eczema.

 

Eczema is a term for different types of skin inflammation (dermatitis). The symptoms of eczema commonly include itchy, reddened, dry skin. Many things can cause this type of skin irritation such as dryness, soaps and detergents, cleaning products, rubber gloves and even cosmetic lotions and creams. Since the skin is itchy, prolonged scratching often occurs which in turn leads to reddened, irritated, scaling skin or to a leathery thickening of the skin (sometimes called lichenification). Cracking and weeping of the skin may also occur and open sores may become infected.

 

https://www.medicine...rticlekey=41632

 

My dad had this bad after years of working both for Bellsouth and farming. Started on his hands and ended up in patches all over his body. Suffered with the annoyance and discomfort forever. Finally got him to go to a doctor and they gave him meds that cleared it up in a week.

 

Mr. Jones is spot on...

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Cheers for all the response guys.

 

As recommended by dpb5031 I picked up some O'Keefe's hand balm which I've been using for a few days.

I also bought a pair of Callaway winter gloves.

 

Although not ideal I'll probably practise with the 2 gloves and when in a competition just go with the 1 glove.

Or alternatively I'll stick with the 2 gloves for rounds in winter and then switch to 1 glove when I'm within 120 yards for more feel.

 

Not ideal but I'll mix and match and see what works!

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In winter in Southern California, the dry cold weather ruined my hands.

 

Not sure why, but I'd get cracks and a raw feeling but it never looked like yours.

 

Got a prescription cream that helped, but for the most part had to always tape my fingers

(I don't wear a glove)

 

I'd try the glove......just tell them your a cat burglar, no fingerprints

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