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Hi guys!

 

I know we're supposed to use gloves whenever doing housework. Well, guess what? I spent Easter week-end doing the dishes without my gloves (I was in a remote cabin). Now my fingertips are really sore and there's nasty little cuts all over the place.

 

I've been using the paraffin wax kit and Norvasc as damage control.

 

Moral of the story: Always remember to use your gloves!

 

Best,

 

Claudia

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Oh yes, I do prefer Shelley's motto. :)

 

Actually this is a new one for me. I rarely have to do the dishes, but when I do I never wear gloves. :blink:

 

Sorry you had to experience this Claudia. Hope your trip to the cabin was fun though!


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

ISN Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Claudia,

I hope that you had a great trip, but I am so sorry about your hands. I am finding that I need gloves on just to wipe off the kitchen table. The tips are so sensitive and the skin is damaged. Take Care!

Nan

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Hi Claudia,

Ouch! I know how you feel because I never wear gloves and then I wonder why my fingers are split, sore and just a plain mess! I agree with Shelley, I'm just not going to do dishes.... HA! That would last all of one day.

 

Hope you are feeling better.

 

Hugs,

Lisa


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HI Claudia,

 

Great reminder! I have a pair, but am too lazy to put them on. I am sure my hands would fare much better if I did.

 

I hope yours are doing better and that you had a wonderful time during your break away!

 

Warm wishes,

Heidi

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I do not wear gloves when I clean. I never have. One I don't like how they feel . And two just never thought of it really. I just can't imagine having my finger tips spilt and sore like you have mentioned. I guess I better take a better look at my finger tips. Sam


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try paperplates. they definately cut down on dish washing time...

peanut


You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate

my HMO makes me wear a helmet...

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Oh Yes! Paper plates and cups whenever possible is the way to go! Especially when you have 5 kids (only 2 my own) to feed b'fst, lunch, dinner and snacks.

 

I even use paper towels for plates for sandwiches, some snacks and toast.

 

Ya gotta do what ya gotta do....

 

Barefut


Take care,

Barefut

 

Serena Justis

ISN Blogger

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi~

So, the cause of my fingertips being rough and split is from the scleroderma??? I went to a dermatologist. and she said I had a fungus on my hands!? She prescribed an antifungal cream and it never did anything....what a moron! So I guess it's rubber gloves for me even though I can't stand them. But I'm tired of the cracking!!! Warm weather seems to help....it's too cold here in NY grrrrrrr :blink:

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! I'm going to buy paper plates LOL

Carrie


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Thanks to all for the support! Shelley, how right you are. :lol:

 

One thing I did try which works is to smear my hands with cream before putting the gloves on. The heat from the water helps seal in moisture and my hands will actually feel better after the dishes are done.

 

I don't like the gloves too much either, but boy, do they come in "handy"...

 

Have a great week y'all!

 

Claudia

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I'm tuning in late on this topic, but I wanted to mention that if what discourages people about wearing gloves is the difficulty of putting them on and taking them off, buying gloves that are lined with fabric solves that problem, even though they are thicker than the usual glove. It is easy to find the brand that I use -- they are blue, come in three sizes, cost about $5.50, and are available in hardware stores and some grocery stores. If that doesn't help, I will be glad to send you the name.

 

Barbara

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