Wednesday, December 8, 2010

liquid band aid please

Hi you all,
I hope someone out there can help me : I've been coming across (in blogs) something called 'liquid band aid' , to put on fingertips damaged by sewing (i have a very painful hole from finally picking up my lollipops) . Could someone please give me the exact name, brand maybe, because my pharmacist (in Belgium) doesn't know what i am talking about.
Thank you. I promise a pic of my 4th block very soon.

15 comments:

  1. It's called New-Skin and distributed by MedTech of Jackson WY USA - the website is www.newskinproducts.com

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  2. The product you describe might be New Skin, distributed by Medtech in Jackson, WY. Their website is www.newskinproducts.com.

    I have tried just about everything on sore fingers, from adhesive tape, band aids, little metal thimbles, this liquid bandage stuff, and stick-on plastic bits, etc. My current favorite is Thimble-It, plastic ovals which I cut down to fit the sore spot. It's only semi-helpful because it isn't really flexible enough. At night I use a vitamin ointment or Vaseline on the sore spots and hope that by morning a miracle will have happened! Good luck to you, and I'll be happy to hear any other remedies from others.

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  3. I've cut up a pair of leather gardening gloves and use double sided tape to apply a mini patch over the finger tips which get damaged by hand applique work. Another option is to actually use the finger of a leather gardening glove over the whole of the finger in question - the leather is a bit softer than a thimble

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  4. I have a box called "Liquid Bandage" by Johnson and Johnson and it says it is "Skin Crack Gel." I've had it for a while so maybe they don't make it anymore. But I agree with Marion that Thimble-It is my favorite form of protection and good to put on BEFORE you make the holes in your finger! I end up cutting them down a bit to fit the place on my finger but they stick really well. I tried the little round leather ones but found they didn't protect quite as well.

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  5. Super glue works the same way as New skin and is easier to find.
    I use it when my fingers get sore. It's safe to use..Surgeons use it on patients all the time. :)

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  6. Forgot to add..store the Super Glue in your freezer. It keeps it from drying out and lasts a long time.

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  7. Thank you guys!!! On my way to the pharmacist now. Will let you know.

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  8. I've tried the liquid bandage and it didn't work very well for me.
    I'm using a product called "`Thimble It" and cut the oval in half to make it more managable.
    I've also used " Needle Grip It" and this is more flexible than the " Thimble It" but thinner and have to replace after each sewing session. Kim McL

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  9. I use several layers of the New Skin on my fingers. 3-4 layers letting it dry for a few seconds between layers. It is very soothing when your fingers are already sore. Somewhat good as preventing it. I have a leather glove that lost its pair so I cut the fingers tips off and use it as a thimble sometimes. You can cut to fit your finger and not to interfere with your finger joint. Good luck.

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  10. Try using Beeswax Bandage. It stops bleeding from needle pricks. I buy it at my quilt shop, or you can get it here.
    http://www.thehoneyguy.com/Beeswax%20Bandage/beeswax_bandage.htm
    Good luck.

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  11. Like Kim, I find the "Thimble It" much more efficient! It fully protects from water AND it healths at the same time.
    Good luck

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  12. Nexcare also has a version of this liquid bandage. It will heal the soreness in one or two days of use. It is called Nexcare Crack Care and is in a small bottle like nail polish. Works great on sore hangnails as well.
    I hope your finger is better by now!

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  13. Lots of good suggestions and ideas here. How is your finger, Francoise? What product did you find and try?

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  14. So far, didn't get anything through the pharmacist but because of the answers i remembered i had thimble it lying around but didn't like it because it was always getting in the way. So i did as i read and very carefully cut a very small piece from it and i have to say : it works like a charm!! So once again you guys made me very happy!

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  15. Since you live in Belgium:
    If you can get your hands on a tube of Jecovitol Levertraanzalf (made in the Netherlands) it works great for healing. Put a small dab on the site or on a bandaid at night (or around the clock) and it will feel a lot better, very soon. It does not PREVENT, but it does heal. For prevention I recommend Thimble Its, beats any regular thimble.

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