Jump to content


Weird Hand Side Effects

  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 0zone


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 214 posts
  • quitdate:
  • LocationAustralia

Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:00 PM

Hey guys,


I noticed about 3 days ago that the skin on my hands felt tight and the tips of my fingers looked "pruned" like how they look when you get out of the bathtub. My callouses underneath my fingers from the gym have also started to come off even though I have been exercising. 


Then this morning I noticed a few of my fingers are peeling and cracking in certain spots. It's almost like my hands are shedding dead skin off them.


Has this happened to anyone else?





"Can blindly continued fear-induced regurgitated life-denying tradition be overcome?" - Alanis Morissette

#2 Nancy.



  • Moderators
  • 11,763 posts
  • quitdate:
  • LocationKnoxville, TN

Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:07 PM

I've never heard this one, before.  Please remember that everything that happens is not a result of quitting smoking.  I think I would check with a physician.






N.O.P.E. soldier_girl.gif
The only people who have craves forever are people that don't quit smoking ~ Eric
One puff is too much and 1000 cartons are not enough. ~ Hal

#3 avian3


    Mellow Yellow

  • Administrators
  • 14,220 posts
  • LocationSouthern California

Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:17 PM

It's called dry skin. Everyone gets it at one time or another. Perhaps more water and some olive oil in your diet.

Quit September 14, 2010                                                             







#4 0zone


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 214 posts
  • quitdate:
  • LocationAustralia

Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:25 AM

Hmmmm, let me put it this way. It's not like it's a BAD thing. I can feel that my skin is getting a lot better and smoother. The parts around my fingers where I used to hold a cigarette is where the cracking is mostly so I am guessing it's trying to repair itself.


I drink at least 2 litres of water a day and most of my diet is clean so it's not really a concern. Just wanted to know if anyone else had experienced this, not ring alarm bells.

  • avian3, onthemark and Jillar like this





"Can blindly continued fear-induced regurgitated life-denying tradition be overcome?" - Alanis Morissette

#5 Jillar


    Nothing Worthwhile Comes Easily

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 5,494 posts
  • quitdate:
  • LocationRight Here!

Posted 12 January 2017 - 03:43 AM

I know that some members have gotten quit zits so you're the flip side. The yin to the yang if you will.... ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„
  • onthemark likes this



Things began to get better when I realized I would remain quit even if things never got any better.

Christian99 15 Years Quit
We say here that it is better to be a nonsmoker with the occasional desire to smoke than a smoker with the constant desire to quit. Marciem
Always keep in mind, you are not going through this because you quit...you are going through this because you smoked. Nancy
Being successful doesn't mean that you'll never GET to smoke again. It means that you'll never HAVE to smoke again.

#6 sgraye


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 416 posts
  • quitdate:
  • LocationMumbai, India

Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:14 AM

My fingertips used to tingle.It was a funny numbness and tingling together. Went away after a week.  Have always monitored my water intake ( at least 2 litres), and have been focussing on eating clean for the past few months.


3 minutes at a time ..that's how long my craving lasts

One hour at a time.. till I get through the first 3 days

One day at a time.. till I complete the first 3 months


One second at a time.. the second I decide to smoke, I relapse.


1474952400_8_1_USD_4_default.png<a href="http://sincemylastcigarette.com/"><imgsrc="http://sincemylastcigarette.com/banners/1474952400_8_1_USD_4_default.png" alt="" style="border:0"></a>




#7 cbdave


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,057 posts
  • quitdate:
  • LocationAustralia

Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:08 PM

Thanks for bringing this up ....you do tend to forget.
I Remember that my sense of smell started to develop faster that the tar and nicotine faded from my smoking hand. I could smell smoke for a while
The real big positive is that I now have great circulation. My toes and fingers are now warm. I've never known it any other way. It's a real plus to discover. I'd never swap it for a cigerette now. No way. I'm enjoying my warm hands thank you very much
  • Jillar likes this

Proud 2015 BadAshes

If you have just one you will be right back where you started, and where you started was desperately wishing you were where you are right now. โ€”Marvitta

LIVE like someone left the gate open - unknown

#8 Frank


    As good as it gets.!

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,884 posts
  • LocationCalifornia USA

Posted 12 January 2017 - 03:30 PM

I will get Ozone, everything gets better after you quit. For now use some hydrating cream, feels refreshing to dry, cracking skin.


Nov 6, 2011 I decided " I had enough with this sh*t "


Alcohol to a quit is like Kryptonite to Superman

Stop, Think and then React. Not React,Stop and then Think

Practice does not make it perfect, makes it permanent. Practice the right things!

Quitting is by far the best decision for the rest of your life.

If a Doctor gives you 6 months to live, would you start living after the first three? Quit now!

" I am a puff away form a pack a day"

Once you stop puffing or having Nicotine in any form, then and only then your symptoms will stop.

I quit with a frozen turkey. Once I felt comfortable with my quit,  I ate it.

Life is such a good teacher, that if you don't learn the lesson it will repeat it to you.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users