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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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EmpowHER Guest

I went to the Charles Holman site but couldn't find the article referring to "sticky skin". Could you please provide me with more specific info to access this article?

Also, what specific things have you done to deal successfully with the sticky skin?

September 29, 2014 - 8:19am
EmpowHER Guest

I have this almost a year, the soles of my feet are really sticky like glue or wax. It even collects all the fine dust from the carpet and becomes black shade and shiny. This is mostly towards the front of the feet soles and under thumb fingers. At the end of the day my sox gets sticky towards the front side. Please share if any feeling similar.

September 28, 2014 - 7:44pm
EmpowHER Guest

i have same - i rub the sticky areas firmly with DRY old black cotton t-shirts or black terry towelling and it removes most of the stickiness. Using BLACK towelling / cotton t shirts you can see the white stickyness from the skin on the black towelling. I then bath and use a SMALL amount of biological washing powder instead of soap, and then shampoo. This keeps the stickiness down for me to a manageable level. Regards, Cliffy (UK)

September 27, 2014 - 10:00am
EmpowHER Guest

I have new information to add here. As stated previously, Go to the Charles Holman Foundation and read studies. It is all there. The most recent study concluded that the dermal layer is disrupted due to a spirochete(Lyme disease), that has infected the skin. The skin, according to study becomes sticky due to hylauronic acid, which is a clear substance that leeches out (you can't see it). Please understand that if you have any symptoms of this, it is a serious systemic infection (affects whole body). As this illness progresses, the body breaks down further with other ailments. I had sticky skin for ten years before I experienced full blown symptoms. The specks, and fibers that some may experience when applying lotion to skin are manufactured by the body due to melanin, and keratin that also misfire. I originally stated that I felt this illness was related to GMO. I still believe that GMO may be the cause because when the body ingests GMO (genetically modified organisms), these organisms can proliferate in the gut which is the heart of the immune system, and causing illness There are many scientists who blew the whistle on GMO, but the fda, and cdc did not listen. Meanwhile, GMO also contains round up. Roundup is weed killer. the components of it called glyphosphate are part of the plant. The DNA of the seed is manipulated through a process called biotransformation, and the DNA that grows with the may plants contain with roundup, bacterias, viruses, and micro organisms to keep pests away from fields. Is it common sense that if not good for animals, then it must not be good for humans. I suspect that the round up destroys the natural gut flora, and the body is then open to all kinds of infections. There are many things to improve immunity and fight this back. If you have this and wait too long it is a nightmare. For me, my skin was exposed to a micromyasis infection. This means that small insects are able to lay larvea into the skin, and try to make a home in the skin. It is a traumatic, horrific, and super uncomfortable experience!! Normally, insects cannot get in as this is the circle of life, but humans are supposed to be able to fight off these attacks, but when there is no micro flora left (this was determined in study), these insects, bacterias, and viruses are able to make a home in the human body. It is believe that the insects are attracted to the hylauronic acid. DO you all notice that small flies follow you? The CDC, and others do not know what this is and are not willing to take a stand, nd have hushed people away. THe inept hospitals tow the company line too. It took 30 years for those who suffered with AIDS to be believed. They were also told they were delusional. I do not have to take the time to write this as I am well now, but on the chance I could help one person avoid this horrific experience, and be able to read between the lines and know that corruption is rampant, and that I am telling the truth. Reply here, and I will tell you some things that I did that helped me get well, and dont worry, I am not selling a thing. I am just so concerned that this illness is spreading like wildfire. There have even been famous people, and entire families that have been interviewed on television, and still nothing.

September 10, 2014 - 2:35pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I went to the Charles Holman site but couldn't find the article referring to "sticky skin". Could you please provide me with more specific info to access this article.

Also, what specific things have you done to deal successfully with the sticky skin.

September 27, 2014 - 10:20am
feddup (reply to Anonymous)

help me,its all over me..

September 24, 2014 - 6:43pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

hi, my account won't let me log in. I have had about4 years of "sticky skin", and only when starting a huge vitamin drink regimen do i have some relief. my skin would stick only at night. My arms would stick to my side so severely that when i woke and raised my arm it would bruise the skin on my arm as it pulled away from my side. ouch. for some reason the vitamin drink has helped, it's almost gone now. So if i was missing "fluora" or whatever, plus vitamins i can understand your post. I had taken lots of IV meds for rheumatoid arthritis, which i maybe never had, and when the sticky skin started i decided to get off all RH meds. I did not know there were so many people with different types of this "sticky skin syndrome".

September 10, 2014 - 3:34pm
EmpowHER Guest

i am 54 years old and just recently as of last year started having sticky palms. it started with this my hands at first then my feet then my face it seems to be spreading. no one can give me an answer not even doctors. it has become very irritating. i dont know what to do about it. no one i know has this problem. i wash my hands constantly because they feel dirty but that just makes them worse.

September 10, 2014 - 1:25pm
EmpowHER Guest

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
EmpowHER Guest

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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