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Author Topic: O/T Winter Hands & Callous Cracks  (Read 1911 times)
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« on: February 24, 2010, 10:34:16 PM »

What secrets does anyone have on how to repair/mend those horrible winter splits that plague calloused fingers (especially around the nail bed) on humans.

They are deep, painful and don't seem to mend when the weather is bitter cold.  Help if you can.  Tx.
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2010, 08:36:15 AM »

Preperation H.  It sooths, helps heal and lubricates.  No!I am not kidding.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2010, 08:59:42 AM »

Preperation H.  It sooths, helps heal and lubricates.  No!I am not kidding.

Funny, I would not have thought of that.  Thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2010, 09:10:35 AM »

    Prep H, never thought of that.
  One winter in FL my thumbs got all cracked and slit on the pads, couldn't figure out why since it wasn't cold.  Finally realized it was the brass crosstie snaps.  Switched to the silver ones, no more problem.
   Try baby oil massages at night.  Everyone and everything comes out a winner.
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2010, 10:54:20 AM »

    Prep H, never thought of that.
  One winter in FL my thumbs got all cracked and slit on the pads, couldn't figure out why since it wasn't cold.  Finally realized it was the brass crosstie snaps.  Switched to the silver ones, no more problem.
   Try baby oil massages at night.  Everyone and everything comes out a winner.

Ask for help and ye shall receive.  Thanks for the brass vs. silver tip, easily done.

Maybe we'll try the Baby Oil massages on "Win" night and the Prep H other nights --- hope I don't get them mixed up or the effects will be reverse !!
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2010, 11:12:44 AM »

Baby oil is mineral oil, I use lanolin instead.  It soaks in better.  It's messy, but you can use it under those cheap white cotton gloves.
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2010, 11:26:37 AM »

Baby oil is mineral oil, I use lanolin instead.  It soaks in better.  It's messy, but you can use it under those cheap white cotton gloves.


This is getting better and better.  My love life is definitely going to get interesting.  If I can just find white cotton gloves to fit his hands.
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2010, 11:33:28 AM »

SUPER GLUE  SUPER GLUE  SUPER GLUE
Guaranteed 1000%
I use it every winter.
Open the crack in your finger up as much as possible, and put on a few drops. Be careful not to glue your fingers together or get it near your eyes.
It kills the pain and heals it up. GUARANTEED

Several years ago a colt jumped on my big toe and totally twisted of the toe nail. I washed it off in the bath stall, and put on a tube of super glue. It never swelled up, never got infected, the glue took the pain away, I never missed a day of work, the nail grew back , and today you would never guess I ever lost the toe nail.
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2010, 11:44:04 AM »

Here's a response from Facebook:

Two things. One is Zims crack cream. This stuff is great! Two, mix some neosporin with your hand cream, good results. When your hands are really bad, at bed time, mix the neosporin with hand cream, use alot, and put socks on your hands. You'll wake up to healing hands!
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2010, 12:20:45 PM »

Preperation H.  It sooths, helps heal and lubricates.  No!I am not kidding.
Works on (horse) scratches, too.
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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2010, 12:24:09 PM »

Here's a response from Facebook:

. One is Zims crack cream. This stuff is great!
Thought it was Zin's, but whatever, it works too.
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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2010, 03:20:46 PM »

     One winter in FL my thumbs got all cracked and slit on the pads, couldn't figure out why since it wasn't cold.  Finally realized it was the brass crosstie snaps.  Switched to the silver ones, no more problem.

Had exactly the same problem in the summertime...and came to the same conclusion.  Everytime I did or undid one particular snap, it was slicing open my thumb, but it was such a fine slice didn't even feel it until later.  Isolated the offending piece of hardware, replaced it and my poor thumb finally healed.
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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2010, 03:34:48 PM »

These suggestions are great everyone.  Terrific.

The super glue from Lookin In we've tried only topically and split reopens.  I'm weirded out by putting it inside the split (yuck), but I will read the ingredients.  If you say it heals back up, I believe you.

Janine -- Zim's or Zin's Crack Cream (lordy, these names) ... I will try to find.

I've got to keep these remedies straight or I'll end up gluing the gloves to his hands and getting Prep H or Crack Cream on my keyboard!
The snaps we'll definitely do for prevention.
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2010, 04:05:51 PM »

years ago I had trouble with eczema on my hands, think now I was allergic to furacin.  Anyway the dermatologist had me put cortizone cream on my hands and wear plastic gloves (not latex) kindof like a sweat.  I have done this for split thumbs also and it helps heal them quickly
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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2010, 07:04:28 PM »

I thought preperation H was "crack cream".      lol
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« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2010, 07:45:40 PM »

I thought preperation H was "crack cream".      lol

Thank you Samstar.  I've been dancing around all the humor on this thread carefully.
Good one. thumbs up
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« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2010, 11:21:47 AM »

prepararion h can also have benzocain in it, there are 2 forms, check the label. If you are racing it could have undesirable effect.
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« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2010, 08:18:09 PM »

Just what we all need, A caine positive.  Thanks Casandra!
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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2010, 08:27:25 PM »

prepararion h can also have benzocain in it, there are 2 forms, check the label. If you are racing it could have undesirable effect.

  Wow I could see that happening easily what with putting on a tongue tie.  Wouldn't that be just great.  Try explaining that one
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