Every winter I get itchy painful chapped knuckles. It starts as soon as it gets cold and I battle it all winter long. I always thought it was due to cold, dryness, washing hands and/or eczema due to stress. Nothing relieves it. So a couple of days ago after my first day of wearing my winter coat my red chapped burning knuckles appeared! Then I realized that it is from jamming my hands in and out of my pockets to grab phone or lip balm and also jamming my hands height tight abrasive ribbing on cuff of sleeves! Abrasion! I immediately started wearing the palms free whenever I wear my coat to to protect my knuckles. Problem solved! Amazing right?!
C.M., New York