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Finger splitting
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steve19438    Posted 01-25-2004 at 04:36:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
anyone know of a good cream/salve/ointment to stop my fingers from splitting open?

browser    Posted 04-27-2004 at 09:09:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nexcare Skin Crack Care is the best product for repairing skin cracks and splits. I believe is is available at Wal-Mart, Target maybe Walgreen's.

toolman    Posted 01-25-2004 at 11:48:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
steve my hands crack open lots in the winter especially if im wrenchin outside in the snow an cold, when we had cows after milking we would rub stuff called udder butter on their teats,it,s for chapped and raw udders and teats, and a bunch of other stuff, while doin this i noticed my hands never had any problems ,so now our cows are gone but i keep a tube of this around and use it on my hands from time to time and never have chapped hands anymore.

RayP(MI)    Posted 01-25-2004 at 18:27:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Similar products, Bag Balm, Udder Ointment, sold in most drugstores (to nursing moms) and most farm supply stores. Great Stuff, really works!

Maggie/TX    Posted 01-25-2004 at 11:25:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Find you an AVON lady and get a tube of AVON Moisture Therapy Hand Creme. It is not scented so is ideal for both men and women and will heal cracked hands in a heartbeat. A little dab will do ya - if you use too much of it you can't turn a doorknob. I have seen it heal hands that were so cracked they were bleeding.

RayP(MI)    Posted 01-25-2004 at 18:23:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Avon's Silicone Glove works great for me.

Jack    Posted 01-25-2004 at 07:31:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I lay carpet for a living..We are always cutting our fingers on razor knife.To keep from bleeding on new carpet I use super gel.Hurts a lil,but it will close a big gap in your finger.Wipe it dry and apply.hold for a minute and go back to work.Usually the next day you don't even know you hurt yourself.Earlier this year I laid my knee open ,with a skill saw with a new blade in it..Laid it open for about 4 inches and deep.Wiped the blood off and closed it with supergel..Went back to work.Doctor and office call would of cost a lot,plus down time.Super gel is in our tool box at all times....Better than any band aid,ANd if it opens back up just pour more glue on.It does work on split hangnails too.Just cover them with a good layer of jel..Works like a champ.ALso the Doc did say it will not hurt you.

Dieselrider    Posted 01-25-2004 at 07:49:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jack, Where do you buy supergel? It sounds great.

RayP(MI)    Posted 01-25-2004 at 18:20:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try Super Glue - understand they're using it in place of stitches in some cases in hospital settings.

Digger4819    Posted 01-25-2004 at 06:53:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Steve ya got the same problem I have. Went to a dermatoligiston Jan 9th of this year. Ended up costing close to $200. He gave me a steroid shot, and two prescriptions. Three days latter my cracks are healed. Fought this for years but it was getting to the point that I couldn't grip anything. He also sold me a lotion called "Gloves in a Bottle." If you do a search on the net there is a web site for it. It costs $12.95 a bottle but he refills the bottle for $8.
Wife says we are going to keep it around all the time as she likes it. So would tell ya call around to dermatoligists and see if they sell it in your area. This would be cheaper because they chg a little over $5. to ship it. Don't have to see doc to get it (non prescription). Have a can of bag balm and a bunch of lotions on the bedboard but nothing seemed to work. Give the Gloves a try and if that doesn't help then go see the doc and quit suffering.
As for superglue everyone is correct that you can use it on cuts and cracks. Doc told me to do it. Said it might sting but it wouldn't damage anything and it is a good bandage.
My two cents. Digger4819

Alias    Posted 01-25-2004 at 06:50:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can't remember what it's called, but I used to have some hoof cream that worked right good. It is marketed for use on horse and cow hoofs. But, it does a bang up job of healing cuts on human hands.

Bkeepr    Posted 01-25-2004 at 06:17:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use bag balm normally, but when they get to the point that they're bloody I'll put bag balm on at bedtime and put a bandaid over top of it to keep the bag balm from wiping off...they're better within 2 days no matter how bad they were.

Tom A

RusselAZ    Posted 01-25-2004 at 05:05:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A product called "udderly smooth" is the best there is. As good as Bag Balm without the smell or the lasting greasy feeling. Take it from one who lives in the high desert dry air. Wal-Mart has it it easy to carry squeeze tubes or 12 oz jar.

I don't want your fingers to hurt when you vote for Bush.

Zims Crack Creme    Posted 01-25-2004 at 04:56:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
only thing that helps me

Ron,Ar    Posted 01-25-2004 at 05:43:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is a tube of that around here somewhere,lots of humerous comments about it too!

Bob    Posted 01-25-2004 at 04:49:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
go to local feed store and get some Bag Balm that will do a good job of healing your fingers

SY    Posted 01-25-2004 at 04:50:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use a dab of crazy glue on the split and it heals in a day or two.

steve19438    Posted 01-25-2004 at 04:56:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i've heard of usuing crazy glue, but aren't ya afraid of the chemicals used to make it????

Bob    Posted 01-25-2004 at 10:35:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Johnson and Johnson markets a medical grade of Super Glue over the counter. It's in a kit with applicators and Band-Aids.

TO35    Posted 01-25-2004 at 06:02:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've used super glue for cuts several times after a friend told me to use it. Works really well I asked our druggist about it and got no anser, but they do use another form of super glue in some surgery' I'm betting its ok
It does have a warning on the tube that it may cause skin irritation but I have had no adverse reactions to it...

best wishes

TnDave    Posted 01-25-2004 at 06:40:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Super glue is great for the first aid kit. I know a guy that keeps a tube in his shirt pocket at all times while he's working.

TO35    Posted 01-25-2004 at 06:45:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Back when I helped a friend of my in his taxidermy business ocassionally one of us would slip and cut our selves...thats where I first learned to use it....stopps bleeding right then and seals it up....


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