Hands always feel dry

My child complains his hands are dry and when he touches things he screams out. He is 12 years old. Is this a sensory disorder indicator?

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Oct 28, 2009
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hand issues here too!
by: Kim

I just wanted to tell you that my almost 3 year old also has "hand issues". He does a lot of obsessive/repetitive behaviors related to his hands--but there is this overall sense of irritation in his hands; like they are bothering him in some way. I don't have much in the way of help, just that I kind of understand! Hang in there and I hope you find something that helps. I think the brushing and lotion are great ideas. We give our toddler a bin of cracked corn to play in and he seems to really love the deep pressure of squeezing it in his hands. If it's something your daughter would allow to help her hands feel better, it might be worth a try. The theory being she is needing proprioceptive input. Good luck!

Oct 25, 2009
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My daughter has constant dry skin also
by: Anonymous

My daughter, diagnosed with SPD/Autism spectrum disorder, and also 12 years of age, has complained for years of dry skin and itching skin. I have used lotions, talked with the Doctors, etc. with little help. Now that she id in Occupational Therapy, we combine lotion with deep brushing of her limbs, and it seems to make her feel better and sleep better with fewer complaints. I also am experimenting with vitamins, especial fish oils, as I know she has some nutritional difficulties. I would say this is definitely part of sensory processing disorder.

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