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Old 12-01-2006, 04:24 AM   #21
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Re: Dry hands during winter.

Corn Huskers seems to work better for winter dryness than "normal" lotions for me.

A couple of times I used liberal doses of triple antibiotic ointment on the dry areas and put socks over my hands before going to bed to keep from rubbing it off. (Interpret that as you will, LOL.) Perhaps some of the other products mentioned earlier in this thread might've made more sense.

Even though I moved south I have a dry left thumb that needs some attention. I'll try some Vaseline and a sock tonight. (Double entendres not intended.)

(Edit: Typo and 'other lotions' -> '"normal" lotions')
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Re: Dry hands during winter.
Old 12-01-2006, 07:05 AM   #22
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I guess this is a 4th vote for Cornhuskers Lotion. I actually haven't used it myself and it does sound a bit like snake oil-------but a fishing store employee recommended it for people who go on these long range (5-10 days) saltwater fishing trips who end up drying , cracking and otherwise abusing the skin---supposedly this lotion will actually help the skin heal overnight from these cracks and cuts and may be preventive as well.
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:28 AM   #23
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Re: Dry hands during winter.

Aquaphor and a pair of 99 cent glove inserts from Walmart. The inserts function like socks, but they're cheaper and allow better use of your fingers.
You have to get new inserts periodically, though, since the Aquaphor will eventually saturate the gloves and seep through.
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Zim's Crack Cream. I don't know what the heck it is, but it sort of dissolves the hard calluses that tend to crack.
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Zim's Crack Cream. I don't know what the heck it is, but it sort of dissolves the hard calluses that tend to crack.
bongo2, where did you buy it? I'd like to try it. If people are actually going to the cash register and buying a product called "Crack Cream" it must be good... I'll have to wear a disguise when I buy it though.
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Zim's Crack Cream. I don't know what the heck it is, but it sort of dissolves the hard calluses that tend to crack.
Crack Cream? Do you rub it in or free base it?
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Do what the farmers do. Don't use lotion. Lotion is for pussies. Use bag balm. Put it on after washing your hands when your hands are a bit damp.
Like the lady says, bag balm works. Try to keep it off your willy though.

Somthing less pungent which also works before the cracks have started is coconut oil. At normal room temp it is more a grease than oil, but it has a mild pleasant smell, and won't sting body parts.
But once there are cracks or redness, head for the Bag Balm.

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Don't use lotion. Lotion is for pussies.
Not needed if 'ol Mikey is on the job.

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Old 12-06-2006, 12:21 PM   #29
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bongo2, where did you buy it? I'd like to try it. If people are actually going to the cash register and buying a product called "Crack Cream" it must be good... I'll have to wear a disguise when I buy it though.
Not sure if you're serious, but around here you can get it at any drug store.

I use the liquid spray stuff (rather than the creme).

http://www.crackcreme.com/products/s...ula/index.html
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My son has the same problem with his hands, C-T. They get dry and crack and bleed in the cold. We use Aquaphor, which is usually available from the pharmacist without a prescription, but behind the counter. It is petroleum jelly based but has additional ingredients that seem to make it more effective.

We have tried other products, but this is the only one that seems to work for him.
Update on the dry hand problem. Picked up some Aquaphor at Costo last week (In a twin pack of course) - Just outside the Pharmacy. Used it for a week at night, and my hands are completely healed and soft as a baby's bottom. I have tried cornhuskers in the past, but this Aquaphor stuff is better! Not for day use however, too greasy, could not hold on to anything!

Of course having the weather warm up here to the 40-50 degree range didn't hurt either! 8)

Thanks for the tips!
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Glad the Aquaphor worked, C-T!
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