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#1 BillTheTractorMan OFFLINE  

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Posted April 29, 2014 - 03:57 AM

Since starting another job i switched from machining and fabrication to shrink wrapping and rigging boats. I never had a problem before with my hands drying out but now with all this cardboard and plastics I'm handling my hands have dried out, turned red, and sometimes cracking and bleeding. I've tried the stuff at work (no luck), tried a Vaseline product (better but no cure), and a product a lady friend suggested (absolutely no positive results).


I'm out of ideas except for to go buy one of everything and try it. I need ideas before I dumb this job or go broke buying lotions.

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Posted April 29, 2014 - 04:01 AM

Udder balm.
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Posted April 29, 2014 - 04:10 AM

This works,

 

http://www.iherb.com...CA&gclsrc=aw.ds


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 05:04 AM

Everybody around here talks up Two Old Goats lotion.  I've never tried it.  But people swear by it.

 

Ben W.


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 05:45 AM

Udder balm.

 

 

Also known as "Bag Balm".


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 06:03 AM

Glysomed.

 

Just like the Frank's Red Hot commercials.

 

"I keep a tube of that ____ everywhere!"

 

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I work in the marine environment too, so I feel for ya man. Cold wet ropes

do it to me. I learned about this stuff from a block layer.


Edited by IamSherwood, April 29, 2014 - 06:07 AM.

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Posted April 29, 2014 - 06:39 AM

Whatever you use it's important to use it consistently over a long period of time. None of these treatments will work if not applied regularly. In my case the humidity where I work is in the range of 10% all winter long. It sucks the water right out of you. Since it's a lab we wash our hands a lot. I have had to adopt a routine of using the hand lotion after every hand washing. Otherwise my hands are a mess.

  A product that seems to work for lots of people is something called Burts Bees, a beeswax based hand balm.


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 06:44 AM

The udder balms work well and so does old fashioned Corn Husker's Lotion.

 

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Posted April 29, 2014 - 06:46 AM

Yes, as Brian says, that Burt's Bees is another good one. I've heard that from many

in the house  framing biz. Wet wood is tough on the hands too.


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 07:36 AM

I've used most of the ones listed above. My best resuslts were to use Vaseline Intensive care during the day after every hand washing and I put on the Bag Balm just before bed. The BB is very greasey so I don't use it during the day. It can make it impossible to turn door knobs and makes a mess of anything I touched. I have even resorted to putting socks over my hands at night to prevent making a mess in bed. Its a hassle but it beats splits and infections in my hands. The other option would be gloves. Good Luck, Rick

 

Changing to a moisturizing soap may help too.


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 07:41 AM

The udder balms work well and so does old fashioned Corn Husker's Lotion.

 

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Yep, Corn Husker's is just about the best.  I've tried all my udder creams/balms, but CH has done wonders for my cracked/bleeding hands.  No more bleeding, and cracks are going away.


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 07:43 AM

I've used Bag Balm for years, like boyscout stated, I lubed up with it before bedtime as it is heavy and greasy. I think it's basically medicated Vaseline myself.

my mom got one called "no crack" or "crack cream" I think, not sur whichh one. It healed hers up instantly and she has diabetes so any cuts/cracks is a worry for her.

I know when I was milking my dairy goats, my hands were the softest and healthiest they ever were. Soak them in some goats milk everyday :thumbs:


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 07:48 AM

Yep, Corn Husker's is just about the best.  I've tried all my udder creams/balms, but CH has done wonders for my cracked/bleeding hands.  No more bleeding, and cracks are going away.

 

 

The udder balms work well and so does old fashioned Corn Husker's Lotion.

 

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I've kept a bottle of this around for years. Does a great job, just use sparingly as it takes a bit to work it in. You'll feel a difference right off.


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 08:07 AM

I'll throw another vote in for the Corn Huskers Lotion. Discovered it When I was bagging groceries and working the drive up carry out working in a grocery store while in High School. In my opinion there is nothing better.


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 08:26 AM

Working out side in the elements , most of the time with no gloves on I use Okeefe's    its awesome stuff. 

 

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