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Sore fingers


#1

In cold weather my thumb and index finger pads develop horrible,
painful cracks at the corners where they meet the nails. Making
jewelry then becomes torture. One solution I have found helpful
when the usual emollients fail: Puncture a vitaminE capsule and
put a few drops of the oil on your cracked fingers. Then leave a
band-aid on the lubricated crack all night. Do this for several
nights and you should notice a marked improvement.
…Donna


#2

I have found that “Dr. Bonners” castile soap the peppermint one to
be very superior for everyday washing of hands which I do after I
buff many times a day. Have found it in health food stores. I
would imagine that any brand of castile type soap would do the
same. But the bottle of Dr. Bonner’s soap is quite funny with
many little sayings and stories and strange philosophies written
all over the bottle. I used to suffer with split fingers and such
and now no more. Ron


#3

In cold weather my thumb and index finger pads develop horrible,
painful cracks at the corners where they meet the nails.

My fingers do the same thing. Where the cracks develop, there is
usually a thick layer of dry skin. The dry skin actually prevents
the crack from healing because, as the skin dries, it shrinks,
pulling the crack open even further, and making healing next to
impossible. I take a fine emery disc on my flex shaft and put it
to the crack. Drives my family crazy, but it doesn’t hurt because
of the callous skin, and removing most of the dry layer allows the
more plastic skin layers underneath the re-adhere and heal. Works
every time, and very quickly. Probably removing the thick skin
layers periodically would stop the cracks from occurring in the
first place, but I’m not together enough to have tried that yet!

Karen
karen@carvedbyramsey.com


#4

Hi all,

This is a little off topic of the finger thing, but not much. If
you guys are like me, you have hideous finger nails. I discovered
something AMAZING a while back. It’s called Barielle Nail Cream,
in a white and blue jar. It is very very thick, white and thickens
your nails obviously, quickly and miraculously. And, if you have a
zillion hang nails and nicks like me too, it doesn’t sting at all,
in the slightest, not one bit. My mum’s snagged it from me so I
haven’t had much access to it lately, and I have noticed that my
nails are thinner and more likely to get pulverized at the
slightest touch as a result (I think I shall have to snatch it
back before I do any real damage via over-zealous filing). If
anybody tries this stuff, or has used it, I would love to hear
about it.

Tobey


#5

I use Bag Balm on my hands even in warm weather.

Bureaucrats cut red tape–lengthwise

Bobert
Carmel,CA


#6
  It's called Barielle Nail Cream, in a white and blue jar. It is
very very thick, white and thickens your nails obviously, quickly
and miraculously.

Where do we buy this miracle? You say your mum snagged it. That
sounds British. I thought we were going to start to identfiy
ourselves geographically. Does it have formaldehyde in it?

Marilyn Smith
Midwest America


#7

It’s called Barielle Nail Cream

Barielle is its cometic packaging name, previously this product
was used to treat thorobred horses hooves. Trainers who applied it
noticed that their fingernails got strong and healthy… voila…a
cosmetic industry miracle! You can get it at those high end
cosmetic counters in department stores. I have a friend who
actually takes care of her hands who swears by it. Maybe it’s time
for me to buy a jar.

Janet
Phila, PA, USA (The birth place of America)


#8

Folks - Barielle is an expensive variant of the stuff used on
horses’ hooves. If you’re near a tack shop or know someone who
rides, the horse shampoos, hoof (cuticle) creams, etc. are
fabulous to use, at a fraction of the cost of Barielle. I live in
MA, and Barielle is easily found in most drug stores; it’s also
advertised in the back sections of many so-called ‘fashion’ mags.
The horse stuff comes in fairly large pots and jugs, but the price
is amazing, compared to the heavily advertised and packaged
’human’ product. Best, Ann D


#9

Hi, more about that great nail cream, Barielle. I got it at
London Drugs (I live in Burnaby, BC, Canada, by the way), so I’m
sure that most drug stores should carry it. It was apparently
originally made to strengthen the hooves of horses. I have NO idea
if it has formaldehyde in it. Everything that was written on the
jar has since worn off.

Hope I’ve helped.

Tobey