Advice For Chapped Hands Due To The Cold

Advice For Chapped Hands Due To The Cold

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:28 pm

Just a note to anyone who has to deal with extremely chapped hands and splits in the skin on the ends of your fingers due to exposure to the cold. I have this problem every winter.
The splits are from the callused skin drying out and cracking. I use Krazy glue to cover them, get the bottle with the brush. Anyone who has had this happen knows it's very painful, esp. when you jab something right into the split.
As far as chapped hands, the best I've found is Bag Balm. No girlie smell, just the real stuff. I'm fairly sure Agway has it, check Harman also. Smear it on before bed and cover your hands with loose socks. It's mostly petrolatum so everything you touch will be greasy without the socks.
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Re: Advice For Chapped Hands Due To The Cold

PostBy: gambler On: Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:07 pm

Maybe if you put a can kozy on your beer cans your hand would not get chapped! :lol:
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Re: Advice For Chapped Hands Due To The Cold

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:10 pm

Actually took the kozy off for the picture. I forgot to mention that's the other part of the therapy. :nana:
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Re: Advice For Chapped Hands Due To The Cold

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:38 am

Just drink 12 of the beers and you won't care that they are chapped. :D
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Re: Advice For Chapped Hands Due To The Cold

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:16 am

Hey wood Udder Balm Works to I think it is made by the same company I get it at the local Feed store Agway might sell it to
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Re: Advice For Chapped Hands Due To The Cold

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:04 am

I lost my socks somewhere during the night, must have been the effects of the other part of the therapy.
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Re: Advice For Chapped Hands Due To The Cold

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:07 am

A friend had the same problems, he ended up getting some type of UV-A or B light and would expose his hands for 10-15mins and they actually would heal....can't remember exactly, but he would go the doctor once a week for the treatment and then bought his own light for home use.
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Re: Advice For Chapped Hands Due To The Cold

PostBy: pbmax On: Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:41 am

I used to use a lotion with grape extract in it. It worked well, even when I was lifeguarding at the local Y and exposed to the pool chemicals as well as the cold.

Unfortunately, the store I bought it from discontinued the product. When I run out I'll have to look for something else.
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Re: Advice For Chapped Hands Due To The Cold

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:24 am

If I protect my hands from the cold it would reduce this problem, but I'm not inclined to constantly wear gloves every time I'm outside. It gets bad when my skin cracks and bleeds esp. on the knuckles.
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Re: Advice For Chapped Hands Due To The Cold

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:04 pm

just buy some lotion, good stuff with lanolin, and put it in. It soaks in and isn't greasy.Or just rub you hands on the neighbors sheep their hair has lanolin oil on it. nice and soft. prevention is better than the cure. They make special lotion for mechanics, skin shield or something but it doesn't work as good as quality lotion.
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Re: Advice For Chapped Hands Due To The Cold

PostBy: New York Bear On: Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:37 pm

Growing up on the farm, we used bag balm, fut found Corn Huskers lotion worked even better. It feels greasy at first, but then dries right in, works real good. A little hard to find, but drug stores normally have it stashed somewhere.
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Re: Advice For Chapped Hands Due To The Cold

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:55 pm

I might get arrested riding around here looking for sheep to rub! :!:
I should buy a less greasy lotion to use during the day. Bag Balm has lanolin in it.
Thanks for the ideas.
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Re: Advice For Chapped Hands Due To The Cold

PostBy: Dallas On: Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:22 pm

Here is a product, which isn't exactly mentioned for body use, it is all natural and one of the closest products to human oil.

http://www.mermacminkoil.com/
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Re: Advice For Chapped Hands Due To The Cold

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:04 am

I might get arrested riding around here looking for sheep to rub!


Honest officer, I was just helping that sheep over the fence. :lol:
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Re: Advice For Chapped Hands Due To The Cold

PostBy: ken On: Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:14 am

lol :D , i just have my G/F do it. :roll:
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