cracking of the hands

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mad brown, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. mad brown

    mad brown New Member

    what do you all use to stop the hands from cracking? its getting cold here now and hands are starting to crack
     
  2. swing_drv

    swing_drv Member

    Are you using gloves?
     
  3. mad brown

    mad brown New Member

    fingerless ones .cant find a good pair of fingerless gloves any ideas what kind to use?
     
  4. swing_drv

    swing_drv Member

    Mechanic gloves or motocross gloves are nice.
     
  5. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Gloves and/or lotion helps. Try Eucerin. It is one of the most effective lotions you can buy. My doctor recommended it when I asked about the same problem.
     
  6. Dirty Savage

    Dirty Savage Paranoid Android

    I wear gloves year round, but that still does nothing to keep your skin from cracking. Mine have started in the last two weeks. I use Aveeno lotion because it is scentless, but a lot of guys swear by The Body Shop's line of hemp lotion.
     
  7. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

    No Crack.

    No Joke!!!:closedeye

    No Crack cream is made for your problem and your problem alone.

    Here's a link to find a place that sells it in your area.

    http://www.nocrack.com/

    Now if someone could only come up with today's serious Crack Epidemic...
    Plumbers Butt!!! :bored:
     
  8. sendagain

    sendagain Member

    Don't you just love it when you get cracks on the tips of your fingers, then bump them against a package. Man am I glad to be retired: no more cracks on the fingertips.
     
  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I use Ironclad Box Handler gloves. No cracking here. I go through about 2-3 pairs over the cold season. Sometimes I do have to treat my hands with some Lubriderm but only on occassion.
     
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Before going to bed, apply a thick layer of Vaseline to your hands and put on cotton gloves. Sleep that way.....and do it every night. When the Santa Ana winds blow here, I get the cracked finger tips and they hurt.
     
  11. UPSBOI

    UPSBOI You don't want to know!

    Go to the hardware store and buy a pair of cotton knit gloves that have been dipped in rubber/latex (they give you amazing grip) or go by WW Grainger and look at some of Ansell's high dexterity gloves (which I'm currently wearing). If it's that cold I would opt for the rubber dipped ones as they are thicker and rubber does not breath as well.
     
  12. planoupsman

    planoupsman New Member

    On the cracks around your fingernails, put a dab of superglue on it. Then when they get bumped, you dont feel anything.
     
  13. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    Corn Husker's lotion. It's a rather old product and many stores don't carry it anymore but a drug store should be able to special order it for you. It's good stuff!
    Also try bag balm, which you can find at a drug store. It's greasy as heck and you'll have to wash it off after using but it does a great job of healing cracked skin.
     
  14. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    use to use udder balm. the farmers use it on the cows (you know where) to keep them from cracking. works great
     
  15. traveler

    traveler Where next? Venice

    I used Corn Huskers when I drove in the 60's. I didn't think it was still around.
     
  16. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Some people think Vaseline has a petroleum base or contains petroleum distillates. The human skin is very absorbent. Do you want your skin absorbing petroleum distillates all night? Please find a product that is free of petroleum in any form.

    I could get sarcastic and ask rhetorical questions like, "......why don't you get baggies full of diesel fuel and strap your hands in them overnight?", but you and I are much too classy for such nonsense.

    Seriously though, think about what I have said.
     
  17. sendagain

    sendagain Member

    I was the first UPS man that Ironclad had; they started their company on my route and wanted me to wear their gloves, but I was a no gloves driver. I did pass out some samples they gave me in the hub. These guys would go around town and put stickers on poles with their name on it; I even found one on my handcart one day.
     
  18. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    On a side note; chapped lips are also a problem this time of year. A great solution is to rub fresh dog crap on them- the smell is kind of overbearing, but I guarantee you won't lick them!!!!:w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t:
     
  19. traveler

    traveler Where next? Venice

    My wife has been putting Vaseline on her hands each night for years now. I don't see any ill effects.

    She starts up just fine in the morning, runs smoothly all day, she idles well in the evening while reading.
    She has had the urge to backfire :*******: recently though. Oh well, I guess the stuff isn't too bad after all.

    :lol: :scooter:
     
  20. disneyworld

    disneyworld Active Member

    I think Johnson & Johnson actually has a product for this-it's something like glue. It's expensive though. I just went with gloves, it worked fine.