Windblown--I know what you mean about "quilting fingers" and I used bag balm when we had animals, but because I was alergic to sulfa of all kinds I had to quit using it. Then remembered when I lived in a different state that a few ladies I knew worken in a factory putting boxes together. The edges would cut their fingers badlyy till someone told them to put Cam Pheneque on them as many times a day & nite as they could . and not stain anything, for a few weeks. After that if they used it 2-4 times a day the boxes would not cut them and it worked. They kept a bottle at home and at work so they could use it at lunch time etc.. I know I used it for a while till we didnt have farm chores to do and it worked.
Just remember not to get in eyes, Hope this helps. :-)