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How to wash your Hands If You Have Dupuytren’s disease

Honestly if are affected by Dupuytren’s, you know how hard it is to wash your hands. Simple routines are affected every day. Now, if you happen to be a germophobe or worried about the current pandemic, this article is for you. When there is a will, there is a way and hopefully, this will make your life a little bit easier and less frustrating.

How does Dupuytrens disease make it difficult?

Imagine yourself with a hand that does not work like it used to before. The stiffness and the thickness are a constant reminder of your condition not to mention the long cord-like structure that forms in the palm of your hand. Sometimes you randomly experience the annoyance of your fingers constantly being pulled back by the cord. You further lose control of your hand, and it constantly feels uncomfortable each time you try to wash your hands. 

 

Not doing something as simple as washing your hands can be absolutely frustrating, and the fact that your hand doesn’t function as it used to is bound to agitate you. Sometimes you can’t even clean your fingers properly and dimples form, not to mention the dryness your skin experiences. For all of these reasons, washing your hands becomes a big hassle if you are suffering from Dupuytren’s disease.

The best method for washing your hands if you suffer from Dupuytrens
  1. Pour water over your hands.
  2. Use a soap/gel dispenser and apply the perfect amount for you.
  3. Rub your hand’s palm to palm.
  4. Spread your fingers and palms and interlace your fingers while you rub each palm and then wash the back of your hand.
  5. Use the backs of your fingers to clean the opposing palm with the locked fingers.
  6. Wrap your good hand over the affected hand’s thumb and clasp it. You may further rub the thumb rotationally.
  7. Now use your locked fingers to rub the other palm by using a rotational movement. 
  8. Rinse hands and dry.
  9. Turn off the faucet and dry your hands with a towel.

 

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