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Old 09-11-2006, 04:35 AM   #1
Kurt Holm
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As I sit here with my left hand in a tub of salt water, I wonder if anyone has tried reattaching torn callouses using surgical adhesives such as Dermabond?
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Old 09-11-2006, 05:36 AM   #2
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Prevent tears in the first place with proper hand maintenance! Google "Callous Rasp," buy one, use it every other day or so, and presto! No tears!
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Old 09-11-2006, 05:57 AM   #3
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A good old file for nails does the job for me. Aside from a warm soak and pumise stone treatment.
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Old 09-11-2006, 08:15 AM   #4
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Once you rip keep the open area moist for a couple of days. You don't want it to dry out and split. A good sealing lotion or lanolin works well. Once the skin is off, don't try to layer it over. It will adhere, but then you'll have a big lumpy calous that is going to tear off worse at some point. You want deep hard flat calouses.
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:28 PM   #5
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I have to go through seasonal toughening of my hands because of my sport. I event train hard during the winter, spring, and compete during the summer and early fall. During the late fall and early winter I do no event training or competitions.

To toughen my hands, I have my lab (as in dog) routinely lick my hands and I rub my hands together. For some reason, and I don't know why, this process, that I perform several times a day throughout the year, toughens my hands right up.

I also know that adhesives like superglue can act as temporary stitches, but I don't know about permanent fixes.

As Roger describes, once the skin starts to split, I've found that taking Dove soap and wetting it and rubbing it into the skin every so often causes it to toughen quicker. Odd fix I know, but several generations of woodchoppers and lumberjack sports competitors have done it and it works.

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Old 05-24-2013, 09:53 AM   #6
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Re: Callous Tears

These have worked great with the tearing of my callous
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