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ask: Any help for skin that gets sticky when it gets wet?

By Twig
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Three nights ago I noticed that after washing my hands they felt really sticky, almost like when you use the last paper towel on the roll and you get that glue residue on your hands. However, it wasn't the last paper towel so I figured maybe the liquid soap was really old and doing funky things so I rewashed with dish soap and again grabbed a paper towel. Once again, my hands got sticky as I dried them off. Thinking now that there was something wrong with these paper towels, I washed again and this time dried with a hand towel only to yet again find my hands sticky as they dried off. The stickiness only lasts 30-60 seconds, until the skin completely dries, but during that in-between time of soaking wet and totally dry they feel very tacky to the touch and my fingers will actually stick to each other.

The next day when I took a shower I noticed that the water was beading up on the skin on my arms. Sure enough, when I dried off afterwards I found that all of my skin is tacky to the thouch until it is completely air dried.

Today I shaved my legs and my skin felt almost like it had a layer of wax on it that kept catching the razor. The skin on my hands seems to be getting more sticky when they get wet. Water continues to bead on my skin when it gets wet. I asked my children if they can feel that my skin is sticky to the touch and they said yes.

This is affecting all of my skin now, including my face. I always put a moisturizer on my face after washing and it does not feel like my skin is absorbing it now, it just feels heavy and greasy since the lotion just sits there on top. I also tried putting lotion on my hands and it was not absorbed at all, just left my hands feeling very slimy and greasy so I wiped it off.

Has anyone ever experienced anything like this or have any suggestions for what might be causing it? Thanks for any held you can give.

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look up Morgellons disease ONLY at the Charles Holman Foundation to learn symptoms. Once you understand that this disease is real unlike those who re sabotaging this information, you can search more. Sticky skin is a common complaint, and most who were afflicted feel the stickiness is due to a biofilm that may be caused by GMO which is in 80% of the American diet.
After several years if treatment, I am finally well. Here is another tidbit to think about: My chronic ailments i suffered with fir over 25 years are gone. This includes fibromyalgia, IBS, chronic pain, and migraine head aches. Not saying u have this, but it would be harmless to weed out symptom list, and try some suggestions by speaking with those affected and make a determination.

December 28, 2013 - 1:23pm
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I have the same issue as most of you guys, my skin is sticky or tacky when it is damp but otherwise its fine. I noticed mine on my penis first on account of I am uncircumcised so my penis head is always a little damp or moist.... and there for it is constantly sticky. It took me a while to put together that my whole body was being sticky after showers and when i would sweat but now i realize that i too have this "sticky skin syndrome" Ive been struggling with this for about 2 years now. Ive went to a general practitioner dr and 2 dermatologist on 3 different occasions. We tried every kind of anti fungal cream you can imagine and antibiotics and a body wash with no results. At my last visit to the dermatologist he told me that it was probably just a hormonal change and basically nothing we can do about it. I feel like this is a death sentence ( pardon the drama). Am I just doomed to be sticky and nasty for the rest of my life now? I feel horrible. Like some of you this thing has began to consume my life and my self esteem is terribly low because of it. has anyone found a solution to this at all yet? Oh, I also tried the selsen blue thing to no avail.

December 17, 2013 - 11:39am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Thank you for sharing. I'm headed close to 3 years now. I totally understand feeling like you've been handed a death sentence. This is obviously something new for the medical industry. Interesting you tried the fungus angle. I recently took a round of anti-fungal medicine and my face 'seemed' to do better. So, I've been continuing using Flakefree lotion on my face and it holds the breakout at bay. Also, taking Grapefruit Seed Extract in water and it seems to be corralling the digestive issues. I have olive leaf extract (anti-fungal) to add to the regimen. I still wonder about my water. Earlier on this site a fellow talked about there being, I think, some kind of bacteria in the water and he told us how to address that. I tried bleach.

I live alone. So my question is for those of you who have house mates....do other people in the family have this sticky skin too? Do your sexual partners get this too? If so, then that would seem to eliminate hormones. Last night I had a dream about exploring the hormone route on this.

It's good to know that people are still actively trying to solve this for everyone. The food industry is so tainted and free to mess with our food supply (especially Monsanto) with no concern for how it harms humans. Hopefully consciousness will evolve soon to a world concerned about humanity instead of money.

December 20, 2013 - 3:06pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I have moved twice while i have been having this problem and have had 4 different roomates. So far None of them have been effected and it has followed me from place to place so In my case it doesnt seem to have anything to do with water. also has never spread to a sexual partner and all the Dr's i have seen tell me that it shouldent be contagious (not like they know what it is at all). Sense I last posted I went to the best urologist in the area a guy who graduated from an Ivy league school and had all these great credentials just to see if he could tell me what the problem was specificly because it is mostly a problem on my penis but he said i seemed totally healthy besides the tacky/stickyness and he had no idea what could be causing it or how to cure it. Great, another one bites the dust. My only alternative at this point is to go get some blood work done. I read online that thyroid might cause sticky skin and hormones so blood work here i come. I will post results on here when I'm done.

January 16, 2014 - 9:51pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Thanks for sharing. Good to know it most likely isn't contagious or water related. Much appreciate your info. I'll be anxious to hear if your blood work is helpful. I've wondered about hormones. There are lots of different hormones. Hopefully you'll see someone who specializes in that area to know what hormones to test and how to evaluate.

January 16, 2014 - 10:15pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Dr wasn't sure what kind of hormones to test so we went through trying to figure out what would be most likely so we just checked male hormones and my thyroid. Both came back normal so I guess it isnt that. Maybe it could be a different hormone i suppose but i wouldn't even know where to begin. So now as far as my case goes I really don't know what else to do. I have been to 5 different Doctors and eliminated fungal, bacterial, hormonal, thyroid issues. Figured out its not water, or the fact that i was drinking diet soda for a while. i tried all kinds of home remedy type stuff from dandruff shampoo to vinegar. What else is there? I've decided to just stop trying to treat it at all and take no vitamins no medication of any kind and not use dandruff shampoo. Basicly no chemicals on me at all. I don't really know what else to do. Hell maybe i will even detox. i considered acupuncture as well. There must be SOMETHING that will help.

February 10, 2014 - 3:51pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I was going to tell you to specifically ask about the hormone Aldosterone, but I didn't. The reason is that I contacted Dr. Norm Shealy (check him out online) by email with my 'sticky skin' problem and he told me to tap on the meridian points for 'the ring of water'. He also has essential oils to use when tapping on specific 'rings'. I've been too undisciplined to follow-thru, but it's on my list.
An Aldosterone imbalance is related to 'ring of water' dysfunction in the body, and by tapping on the specific meridian points it's suppose to rebalance the hormone. I tried acupuncture for a while, but might have quit too soon. Too expensive for me. The body is so complex it's hard to know what to test for, and if the right testing is being done. Keep me posted. I'll get serious with the tapping and report back if successful.

February 10, 2014 - 4:12pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

well that is unfortunate, I would have totally done that. If anyone else here can do that or know anything about aldosterone please let us know. I might even go back and try that after a while if nothing else works. I'm going to do more research on hormones. I don't get the ring of water thing though, My skin isnt really producing an abundance of water sometimes you can see like a glossy sheen to it but there is never and thing more than that.

February 10, 2014 - 6:05pm
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I am going to try selsen blue shampoo and one that contains tar. Have not found help for sticky fingers yet. Sure wish I could. Only the undersides of my fingers are sticky when wet. Anyone else have that,,,, jerry in tx:-)

October 2, 2013 - 8:12am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

The selsen blue thing didnt work for me, how about you?

December 17, 2013 - 11:41am
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