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Reusable Rubber Finger Gloves for Paper & Money Sorting
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Nov 27, 2012 21:04:15   #
I'm swathed in bandages, both thumbs and right index finger to protect myself from PAIN! The motion of knitting/crocheting, plus the yarn under/over my fingers, has created little cracks under my nails. So, I surfed the web and came up with these reusable rubber finger gloves. Am wondering (before I order a box) if anyone has used them and, to what success. Any help with this would (or other suggestions) be so appreciated. K1, P1.....ouch! Thanks, Zoe
Nov 27, 2012 21:20:07   #
Peggy Beryl
As a teacher of business and office subjects, I introduced all my students to these wonderful little finger tips to use for all kinds of things. Protecting the fingertips is certainly one of those reasons to use them; they work wonders. They are available at any office supply retailer.

I also have split fingertips this time of year (cold and wet in our area) and one of the things that works best for me is to cut down on soap and water on my hands. Unless I am going to handle food, I use a lotion based hand cleaner, Gold Bond Ultimate Hand Sanitizer Moisturizer, for cleaning my hands. I never go out of the house without gloves, and I wear cotton gloves to bed after slathering my hands in either petroleum jelly or good old bag balm.

So far I do not have a split fingertip this year. Now I'll have to uncross my fingers so I can continue typing.

I hope you can get those fingers healed so you can again enjoy life.

P.S. I use the add-on item listed; finger tips by Swingline.
Nov 27, 2012 21:20:43   #
no1girl (a regular here)
how awful!!!!!!! I have never heard os a problem such as yours. I hope somone can assist you.
Nov 27, 2012 22:16:38   #
zbigley wrote:
I'm swathed in bandages, both thumbs and right index finger to protect myself from PAIN! The motion of knitting/crocheting, plus the yarn under/over my fingers, has created little cracks under my nails. So, I surfed the web and came up with these reusable rubber finger gloves. Am wondering (before I order a box) if anyone has used them and, to what success. Any help with this would (or other suggestions) be so appreciated. K1, P1.....ouch! Thanks, Zoe
I'm swathed in bandages, both thumbs and right ind... (show quote)

You can go to your local pharmacy or Walmart and ask for finger cots. Many in a box for few dollars. And there is no shipping and handling fees to pay to Amazon for. Also if possible, go to your LYS (Michaels, JoAnnes, etc.) and ask them about gloves or these finger cot protectors. In a pinch, you buy yourself a box of disposable vinyl latex free gloves. Powder your hands and put them on and then knit. Finally, you could also go to the pharmacy and get some liquid bandaid to paint on your skin, and this will seal all the cracks, even the ones under your nails.
Nov 28, 2012 08:13:32   #
I have this issue during the winter months, Rubber glove wash dishes. you would be surprised the even doing laundry dries out you hands.

I find anything on my hands while stitching drive me crazy.

Before going to bed a night, I wash my hands with warm water, Lotion up with ALOT medicated (healing) lotion but don't rub it in and put I my hands in cotton socks. why socks it keeps my fingers together and I can rub the lotion around my finger tips.

this has worked for me.
Nov 28, 2012 08:23:10   #
I've had the same problem and used the heavy finger protectors at night with a generous amount of Bag Balm underneath. I found the light weight finger cotts break easily while the heavy finger protectors will last longer.

Hope you find your answer and pray your fingers heal quickly.

I have ordered the exact pkg. you are looking at....worked great, but I don't see anything about size on your link...? Might want to look around for some that specify a size as you don't want them to be too tight or too loose.

Found sizing info for same item...
Nov 28, 2012 08:30:12   #
Office Max carries the finger protectors too.
I tried them, but it just didn't work for me, maybe I should have given them more time.
Nov 28, 2012 10:13:22   #
look for a quilters leather finger cot
Nov 28, 2012 11:34:51   #
You may also want to invest in a bottle of Biotin, maximim strength. It is for great skin, hair and nails and is one of the B-complex vitamins. For many of us this is the time of year when our skin dries out from cold weather and dry heat. Along with the nighttime sock treatments suggested, and changing your soap to a goat milk or emmollient based liquid cleanser, you will have great success! You can also use olive oil instead of hand creams for your nighttime remedy!
Nov 28, 2012 11:43:54   #
I know what finger tips your talking about.. They will do fine to protect your fingers but I don't know how the yarn will slip over them or if they will become cumbersome.. finger cots are probably your best bet or if you can find a wonderfully thin pair of gloves to wear.. cotton or silk anything to protect your hands... exam gloves will be too hot.. they are made of many different materials. vinyl are stiff and don't bend as well as the others.. but your hands will sweat with or with out the powder. I wear them daily and know for fact that the powder makes a terrible mess on your sweaty hands.. LOL so I go with the nonpowederd kind..
Nov 28, 2012 11:58:00   #
I have extremely dry hands, although not so bad as yours, and have found that Avon's Silicone Glove lotion applied as the last coat over my other lotions is helpful. Once that is dry I don my rubber gloves if working with something wet or my thin white cotton gloves for dry house work.
Sure hope the finger cots help heal your hands for knitting.
Nov 28, 2012 11:58:46   #
I often recommended to my students as well. That pushing finger can get sore! I also offered techniques to try to avoid the finger pushing.
Nov 28, 2012 12:30:55   #
denisejh (a regular here)
Zoe-When I first went to work at the phone company, it was as a local directory assistance operator. We used the old paper phone book white pages and used the little tan-colored rubber fingertip covers that you can still buy at an office supply store. The ones on your Amazon link almost look like the finger tips from latex gloves. They would probably work ok but the office supply tips may be a bit thicker and "cushier". If you have an office supply store near you. why don't you check there first, before you place an Amazon order. Denise
Nov 28, 2012 14:57:50   #
A big "thank you" to those of you who have written remedies for my cracked finger tips :) I plan to try each one as they all sound like good solutions. The air is dry both inside and outside here (even with an inside humidifier) so this just adds to the cracked skin. Thanks again. Always, Zoe
Nov 28, 2012 16:37:38   #
I have never knitted wearing them, but when the fingers eventually "go through" I cut them in rounds from the wrist up & they make wonderful substantial rubber bands!! So useful and very strong.
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