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Thread: Tips of Fingers

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    What can you do to cure and stop your finger tips from being rough and snagging every thing that you touch. I wear gloves when I am at work. They just feel so terrible.

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    When I take a break, I put some Eucerin on my finger tips and put them in plastic gloves for an hour or so. I hate wearing them, too, but if I am watching tv chillin it gives me something to do. I'm always rubbing the finger tips. I do this after I've used harsh cleansers, too. My daughter uses chap stick, she calls it waxing those cracks so they can't get bigger. Hope you find your answers. Blessings, Ruth

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    When your hands are real dry, use fine sand paper, then use Hoof Maker..And I'm not kidding about this. I learned about this many years ago and am still using it, especially after a day out back in the yard. Soak in warm water and soap, rinse, almost dry, and then slop on Hoof Maker. It'll make your hands soft and smooth.

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    Horses do have great products!! I have the same problem. Here in Montana the air is very dry. Never had such dry hands when we lived in Washington state. Thanks for the tip on Hoof Maker, I am going to try it.

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    I use some stuff called Blue Goo. It's in with the foot stuff at Walmart. Small jar last a long time and works better than anything I've tried on my cuticles, elbows and heels.

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    Eucerin (original jar) or Vaseline on the fingertips at night, with cotton gloves worn on the hands to keep it in place while you sleep.

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    I have heard of Lotil (a cream) , others use superglue to hold them shut until they heal. I have not tried either one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Eucerin (original jar) or Vaseline on the fingertips at night, with cotton gloves worn on the hands to keep it in place while you sleep.
    I do this with A&D ointment.

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    I use Gloves In A Bottle lotion, picked it up at a quilt shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphire_Rae
    Horses do have great products!! I have the same problem. Here in Montana the air is very dry. Never had such dry hands when we lived in Washington state. Thanks for the tip on Hoof Maker, I am going to try it.
    COWS ALSO HAVE GOOD PRODUCTS: Try useing "Udder" cream ( I believe you can also buy this @ WM or a drug store) very good for chapped hands or anywhere on the body

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    Now dont laugh i use Crack Cream ZEES brand it is like magic if you have chapped hands. Now quit laughing it is called
    zees crack cream

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    bag balm in the little green can. this is (udder cream).
    and ask your Doctor about this also. take Vitamin E and fish oil caplets.

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    Zees is a great first aid brand. Should be great stuff and for sure with that catchy title you won't forget it. I'm going to look for it. This has been a great bunch of information and sharing......blessings, Ruth

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    Now dont laugh i use Crack Cream ZEES brand it is like magic if you have chapped hands. Now quit laughing it is called
    zees crack cream
    How do you expect me to stop laughing????? :P :P :P :P

    Okay, where do you get it???

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    burn them on the iron, like I did tonight, ugh!!! All four pads, with blisters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspete
    Zees is a great first aid brand. Should be great stuff and for sure with that catchy title you won't forget it. I'm going to look for it. This has been a great bunch of information and sharing......blessings, Ruth
    I can't find it. The one that comes up is Zims Crack Cream. Could that be it???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie_1963
    burn them on the iron, like I did tonight, ugh!!! All four pads, with blisters!
    Ouch!!! That hurts!!! :| :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    bag balm in the little green can. this is (udder cream).
    and ask your Doctor about this also. take Vitamin E and fish oil caplets.
    When we lived just outside of Denver, the doctor actually said to use it to help prevent diaper rash. It worked pretty good along with the other kind of bag balm ... it was creamier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    bag balm in the little green can. this is (udder cream).
    and ask your Doctor about this also. take Vitamin E and fish oil caplets.
    I use bag balm too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    When your hands are real dry, use fine sand paper, then use Hoof Maker..And I'm not kidding about this. I learned about this many years ago and am still using it, especially after a day out back in the yard. Soak in warm water and soap, rinse, almost dry, and then slop on Hoof Maker. It'll make your hands soft and smooth.
    It is good stuff. I have used it many times. Will also make your nails tough too.

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    one day last week,Dr Oz(my favorite doctor) suggested just plain old Crisco(solid form) I ,had terribly dry elbows and nails, in less than a week, a big difference.I just rub it on in the the evening while watching tv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    DR told me to get Aquaphor from walmart. it is like petrolium helly but much better. I had some sort of sciriousis or something on my hands and he told me to buy that and within a month my hands healed and had no sore spots or cracks. to this day I dont have the usual winter finger cracks. I swear by this stuff...
    Aquaphor is great for everything from sore hands, cracked heels to chapped lips. My doctor even told me that she puts it all over her face before walking outside (prevents chafing). Medical wonder- next to aspirin!

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    I love the Aquaphor too. As a retired nurse I can tell you we used that for the premies skin problems. Also two other suggestions: wear rubber[latex etc] gloves whenever you are putting your hands in water, and two, keep hand lotion by every sink and use it when you wash.

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    Try some A and D ointment

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    Bag Balm found in farm stores is wonderful. We got this hint from a man who works with concrete. He says it is only thing that helps. Our son tried it and was amazed.

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