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Nov 25, 2021 16:13:39   #
jkm757 Loc: San Diego, Ca.
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Super glue alone would work for a fingernail.

"Interestingly though, according to its creator, Dr. Harry Coover, Super Glue actually was used in the Vietnam War to help close up wounds on soldiers while they were being transported to hospitals to then receive stitches. Today, a form of cyanoacrylate is often used in place of or in conjunction with traditional sutures."

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/08/super-glue-was-invented-by-accident-twice/


When I had my hernia repaired a five years ago they sealed the exterior incision with a soft flexible glue that peeled away about a week later.

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Nov 25, 2021 22:26:04   #
sourdough58 Loc: Maine
 
mindzye wrote:
I had a Naturopath recommend this for split fingers (painful - and why is it you always manage to hit them on EVerything?? )

For skin rejuvenation: Calendula (yes from the flower) lotion/ gel works on cuts, scrapes etc. w/ amazing efficiency. I believe you can purchase this at Walmart in the pharmacy section. I keep it in the medicine cabinet.

Homeopathic Silicea: can get it in different 'potencies'; I considered a 30c. A more aggressive approach to consider is a 200c potency. My experience was that it closed the open splits within a couple of days.

Many of the hospitals in 'the old days' - around the turn of the ummm, last, century relied heavily on Homeopathic applications. Hope this helps, and continued Good Health.
I had a Naturopath recommend this for split finger... (show quote)


Thank you I will be trying these.

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Nov 25, 2021 23:13:33   #
nervous2 Loc: Provo, Utah
 
The knowledge I gain from fellow Hoggers never ceases to amaze me.

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Nov 26, 2021 01:52:52   #
Horseart Loc: Alabama
 
Don't laugh...my very best friend was in a wreck and her neck was broken...NO...CRUSHED into tiny pieces. Docs said she would not make it through the night , but they would try to put the bones back together the best they could. When they got in there, they saw no way to fuse or repair, so they took all the pieces and super glued them into place the best they could. They put a halo on her so she could not accidently move her head. That was about 25 years ago. She's still with us! The glue and halo combo worked long enough for new bone tissue to form to connect the broken pieces. She has no ill effects from it at all! Yay Super glue!

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Nov 26, 2021 01:56:34   #
DJphoto Loc: SF Bay Area
 
jerryc41 wrote:
If you don't know about the miraculous properties of super glue and baking soda mixed together, you're in for a treat. I learned of this from a guitar maker, but Adam Savage (Mythbusters) also mentioned it on his show.

If you have to fill in a small crack, chip, or imperfection, drop some baking soda onto the area and add a drop of super glue. The mixture will harden like steel in under a minute. Then you can file, sand, or drill it. I've done this several times, and it works like magic.
If you don't know about the miraculous properties ... (show quote)


I learned about this something like 50 years ago, soon after CA glue became available for building balsa model airplanes. For an even stronger repair, use it with micro balloons.

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Nov 26, 2021 08:06:50   #
sourdough58 Loc: Maine
 
mindzye wrote:
I had a Naturopath recommend this for split fingers (painful - and why is it you always manage to hit them on EVerything?? )

For skin rejuvenation: Calendula (yes from the flower) lotion/ gel works on cuts, scrapes etc. w/ amazing efficiency. I believe you can purchase this at Walmart in the pharmacy section. I keep it in the medicine cabinet.

Homeopathic Silicea: can get it in different 'potencies'; I considered a 30c. A more aggressive approach to consider is a 200c potency. My experience was that it closed the open splits within a couple of days.

Many of the hospitals in 'the old days' - around the turn of the ummm, last, century relied heavily on Homeopathic applications. Hope this helps, and continued Good Health.
I had a Naturopath recommend this for split finger... (show quote)


Thank you I am going to buy both of these items today.

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Nov 26, 2021 08:18:31   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
sourdough58 wrote:
My hands crack open and are very sore in the winter, my Dr told me to use supper glue on the cracks, and yes I have used it on a broken fingernail.


I have the same problem in the winter. There are lots of good hand creams available. Working Hands in one, and something sold by Bert's Bees. Prevention is better than a cure.

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Nov 26, 2021 09:46:37   #
sourdough58 Loc: Maine
 
Thanks, I have tried them all Part of my problem is I still work full time, I trap and relocate wild animals all kinds, coyotes, fox, skunks, woodchucks, red and gray squirrels, flying squirrels, mink, fishers, rabbits, and lots of bat exclusion work that starts with a very detailed inspection that I do with my cameras. I wash my hands constantly all day long with alcohol hand wipes for two reasons I cannot stand the thoughts of contaminating the inside of my truck for one thing and I need to keep the scent of fox away from squirrel traps for example. and I cant use lotions on my hands that would make critters scared of my traps. What I need to do is retire I am still a young 69. https://crittercatcher.org/

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Nov 26, 2021 11:51:57   #
PhotogHobbyist Loc: Bradford, PA
 
sourdough58 wrote:
My hands crack open and are very sore in the winter, my Dr told me to use supper glue on the cracks, and yes I have used it on a broken fingernail.


Look around for an ointment used by farmers for cow udders, "Bag Balm." My step=father used it for his lone cow's udder and for his hands after working on his excavating equipment. It worked like a miracle as I recall. I've seen recommendations for it in other sites online.

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Nov 28, 2021 20:03:47   #
k2edm Loc: FN32AD
 
when super glue first came out , it was known as "Eastman 9-10", and cost about $12/oz.

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