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    Does anyone have any home remedies for dry, cut, infected, blistered hands?

    I am tempted to go so sick bay tomorrow, been a physically demanding week so far (day two) and my hands have been cut, burned, pierced with rusty cable a number of times and now I have a few infected spots oozing and by golly doesn't feel too good. I am looking for an idea of something I can put on them before I hit my rack that might be a miracle cure.

    Any old time remedies? I live close to a 24 hour supermarket. Willing to go out for supplies...
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    You may have a fungus that is close to the kind which affects nails. Start treating them with Lamisil or Walmart equivilent. Lots of guys get it lately.

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    If you've got open oozing sores a doctor is your best bet.

    Absent of doctors, Tea Tree oil helps greatly with infection but makes dryness worse. You might have to Tea Tree the wounds, but use corn huskers or a medicated moisturiser cream for the dry spots.

    Hope you feel better, mang!

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I am going to pop over to the store and take a look.
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    Yeah cuts are one thing, but if it's a constant issue, I'd bet money you need Lamisil. Get the cuts healed up and start with the antifungal. BTW, lotrimin and tinactin are weak and wont work.

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    A good ol peroxide bath should help with the oozing infection part. keep dropping it on until it mostly stops bubbling or submerge your hands in a bowl/tray/whatever of it if there are lots of spots over a large area.

    A cotton/gauze ball completely saturated in bentadyne held on it for a while can do wonders too.

    Afterwards apply gobs of neosporin to keep the wounds soft and wet and keep them covered tightly until the infection starts to back off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Gonzo GED View Post
    If you've got open oozing sores a doctor is your best bet.

    Absent of doctors, Tea Tree oil helps greatly with infection but makes dryness worse. You might have to Tea Tree the wounds, but use corn huskers or a medicated moisturiser cream for the dry spots.

    Hope you feel better, mang!
    +1 0n tea tree oil for quicker healing and corn huskers for dryness. Used to work in a freezer and corn huskers WILL re-hydrate. Peroxide is good to start with, then the oil after. If you need something oily to hold the moisture in in spots use A&D oil or Bag Balm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rci2950 View Post
    I am tempted to go so sick bay tomorrow, been a physically demanding week so far (day two) and my hands have been cut, burned, pierced with rusty cable a number of times and now I have a few infected spots oozing and by golly doesn't feel too good. I am looking for an idea of something I can put on them before I hit my rack that might be a miracle cure.

    Any old time remedies? I live close to a 24 hour supermarket. Willing to go out for supplies...
    Here is an old Southern prison remedy...you won't like it but it works; "piss on your hands and don't wash it off." It works, don't know why...and don't try to explain it to folks around you...just say "What?"

    In the alternative you can also wash them in Hydrogen Peroxide and then soak them in Epson Salts in hot water (very hot water)...both cheap remedies that don't cary the social stigma of pissing on your hands...which is even cheaper!

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    It's because piss from a healthy person is sterile. Diseased person, diseased piss. Healthy person it's sterile but it's still piss. Germans love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Gonzo GED View Post
    If you've got open oozing sores a doctor is your best bet.

    Absent of doctors, Tea Tree oil helps greatly with infection but makes dryness worse. You might have to Tea Tree the wounds, but use corn huskers or a medicated moisturiser cream for the dry spots.

    Hope you feel better, mang!
    This is exactly what I would have recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rci2950 View Post
    I am tempted to go so sick bay tomorrow, been a physically demanding week so far (day two) and my hands have been cut, burned, pierced with rusty cable a number of times and now I have a few infected spots oozing and by golly doesn't feel too good. I am looking for an idea of something I can put on them before I hit my rack that might be a miracle cure.

    Any old time remedies? I live close to a 24 hour supermarket. Willing to go out for supplies...
    It sounds like you need a pair of gloves my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluntforce View Post
    It's because piss from a healthy person is sterile. Diseased person, diseased piss. Healthy person it's sterile but it's still piss. Germans love it.
    It's an old 'chain gang' remedy!

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    lol@germans love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAPOTS View Post
    It sounds like you need a pair of gloves my friend.
    +1000

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinker View Post
    Afterwards apply gobs of neosporin to keep the wounds soft and wet and keep them covered tightly until the infection starts to back off.
    That's what I had for my burns after I came home from the hospital.... every night for a month my wife gobbed the graft areas with Neosporin and wrapped it in gauze. I slept on a plastic sheet because by morning I leaked more oil than a Corvair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.56NATO View Post
    lol@germans love it

    i think they have game shows built around that.
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    well, i ended up getting the polysporin as recommended and ket the wounds covered all night and all day today. I also wore gloves as suggested and i am on the road to recovery.

    Thanks for the input from everyone. I am going to pick up some tea tree oil from online as the supermarket wanted a fortune for a tiny bottle. It sounds like some good stuff. As for Corn Huskers i am going to look into that online also as the supermarket had no intention of ever carrying that product.
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    I don't know where your at but the Corn Huskers stuff should be in Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid. I used it once and it worked great but the only problem I had was I started getting a rash and bumps from it, maybe a allergic reaction. I also used the crap out of it coating my hands every hour all day so maybe I just overdid it. I plan on trying it again this winter.

    Keeping open wounds clean and covered is very important, wash with peroxide and replace bandages several times a day. And use leather gloves for intense work

    I've heard of tree oil being used but never tried it. What is tree oil used for other than instead of neosporin?

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    Borrowed from Wikipedia
    Tea tree oil, or melaleuca oil, is a pale yellow color to nearly colorless and clear essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor.[1] It is taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to Southeast Queensland and the Northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. Tea tree oil should not be confused with tea oil, the sweet seasoning and cooking oil from pressed seeds of the tea plant Camellia sinensis (beverage tea), or the tea oil

    It reminds me of Pine sol cleaner in smell.

    Had I seen this thread earlier I would have advised; soaking your hands in peroxide first. Then I would have suggested Neosporin on the wounds and then bandages over that. However be advised Neosporin is an antibiotic and some people are allergic to it. My wife is, makes here cut puff up and inflame something fierce. So if your cuts get better, OK to use the Sporin products, if it seems like you're getting red inflamed or rashy at the locations of it, stop using it immediately!

    The Tea Tree oil would be a good substitute for the Sporins and it works pretty fast. If all else is unavailable after cleaning and disinfecting a cut or sore put Honey on it. Yes, the stuff Bees puke out into a Honey Comb. It prevents bacteria from growing and would allow for healing to occur without infections developing. Yes it is sticky and you might be tempted to suck on your cuts but ... don't OK!

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