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    Split skin around your nails

    If you adjust glasses with heat and your hands dry out and the skin cracks around your nails, I put a drop of super glue over the cracked area (with it pushed together) to close the crack. The pain is better and you can work normally with your hands. Make sure you let it dry!

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    You're not supposed to hold your hands overt the heat, just the part of the frame that needs bending. No need to heat the whole frame including the part you are holding it by.

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    Two words - Bag Balm.
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    This happens to me every winter and I really don't equate it to my job. This year is better (no cracks yet) and I think it's because I am making myself drink more water to keep hydrated plus using a good hand cream. Bag Balm is one.

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    What Chip said.

    Seriously, how long would you have to hold your hand in the heat to get that to happen? Your fingers would blister first.

    But yes, supergluing a wound closed does work in a pinch. I'm sorry, but I though everyone knew that.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonLensmanWV View Post
    Two words - Bag Balm.
    Two words a second time - Bag Balm. It is the third element of your list of needful things:
    Duct tape - to hold stuff together
    WD-40 - to make things move
    Bag Balm - for medical things

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    Burt's Bees lemon butter cuticle cream. Smells WAY better and works as well as bag balm for me.

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    Udder cream. Or a visit to a good dermatologist.

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    I've had good success with a product called Zim's Crack Cream. (Crazy name, but it works like a charm! ;))
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    Quote Originally Posted by Now I See View Post
    I've had good success with a product called Zim's Crack Cream. (Crazy name, but it works like a charm! ;))
    Yes, this is the BEST! I used to work in an auto parts warehouse. My hands would get really dry from the dust, cardboard and grime. Washing my hands all the time to keep them clean. Sometimes I'd have cracks to the meat/muscle. Zim's was the only thing to work! IF you can find it, get it & use it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyChief View Post
    Yes, this is the BEST! I used to work in an auto parts warehouse. My hands would get really dry from the dust, cardboard and grime. Washing my hands all the time to keep them clean. Sometimes I'd have cracks to the meat/muscle. Zim's was the only thing to work! IF you can find it, get it & use it!!
    Exactly...IF you can find it! Used to be sold at Walmart in the pharmacy department, but this year, we have been unable to find it there. When we inquired we were told that some Walmart stores stopped carrying it, but they do have a website it's www.crackcreme.com

    ***BTW...I do not work for or am in no way affiliated with Zim's, just a satisfied customer!! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by chip anderson View Post
    You're not supposed to hold your hands overt the heat, just the part of the frame that needs bending. No need to heat the whole frame including the part you are holding it by.
    but....how else am I supposed to keep my hands warm?
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    I swear by cetaphil mosturizing cream.
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    Don't know why I didn't think of this before. Move South where it doesn't get so cold and dry.

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    Can you get
    bag Balm at CVS or Walgreens ?? in Texas?? I'd sure love to try it, my hands are so rough in the winter I've tried everythig, and yes I drink alot of water

    Thank You, Ginster

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    My hubby and I plan on moving to southern Georgia and planting are butts there and never moving again. Is that south enough for ya?

    I think I'll have to learn how to make sweat tea.
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    Bag balm is available in most livestock feed stores and tack shops. It was developed for cow's udders. You can also order it online from Lee Valley. I have extremely dry hands and I swear by it. Cuts heal faster using bag balm and a tin lasts for ages. A few years ago Shania Twain mentioned in an interview that she uses it to combat the dryness from flying to concerts. Couldn't buy it for 6 months, the manufacturer ran out of the metal tins it comes in!

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    In addition to the sources listed in previous posts you can get Bag Balm at CVS. In addition to it's use on the hands we used to rub it into a new baseball glove to break it in. Give your hands a good coat before you refuel your diesel and a quick wipe off will eliminate that diesel aroma.

    Go here:
    http://www.bagbalm.com/

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