bellowbelle Posted May 24, 2005 Share Posted May 24, 2005 I've 'talked' in a few other threads (back a ways) about having a very bad problem with dry skin that splits and gets really sore, on my fingers. This has been an on/off problem that started years ago. (Probably it's psoriasis, actually -- that's my guess.) Ironically, rather than keep me from playing my concertina, this problem is partly what leads me to play it; I can no longer play the guitar (strings hurt too much). At the Northeast Squeeze-In, I met someone with the same problem who recommended liquid bandage stuff. That's helped a lot, for a while, though I got kind of tired of that. And, of course, I've tried lots of products, and sometimes rely on paper-tape bandages and maybe cover that with surgical tape. I did get a prescription (lotion) from my doctor, but, I quit using it because I didn't like it. (And, the place I go to for treatment is....well, in my opinon, way too busy, and it's more like....um, fast-food health-care, I think....I don't push for much beyond the basics, since I don't really want to be that vulnerable to them, etc....) Anyway, the latest and greatest in my never-ending quest for the great sore-skin treatment is this: I cover my hands with Scargo, which may be found here: http://www.mothernature.com/shop/detail.cfm/sku/54055 -- and it's found other places online, too. Then, I put on food-handler plastic gloves: http://glovesaver.com/fohaglfap.html So, I wear that stuff for a while, and it makes a big difference. I have tried the same type of 'body wrap' idea but using essential oils, but the Scargo (which has camphor in it) seems to be the best stuff so far. -- Just passing on the info. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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