Originally Posted by canadjineh
After 2 1/2 months in I don't have any hair loss (of course, not massive amounts of wt. to lose either) but I do have very painful & persistent deep cracks in the skin at the corners of my thumbs. I have only heard about this from a couple of others on the Ideal Protein TV video comments spots. The only thing that works is Krazy Glue to seal the cracks from the air. It doesn't seem to matter how often and how much good quality skin creme I put on, it's still continuing despite full hydration and the correct amount of EVOO. I even clean off the top of the oil container and rub it into my hands when I cook. Not much else I can do, I guess. It's not that cold or dry here either (I live in the extreme western province of Canada in the south).
Possible fix if you haven't tried it, get some good quality coconut oil, warm it till it's liquid and spread it on the affected area, then put cotton gloves on and wear them during bed. It helped my skin on my hands heal, because I was having very rough, dry, cracking spots down near the base of all my fingers.