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Can you use super glue on Eczema cracks & Cuts?

I’ve had Eczema now for 46 Years and my son for the last 19 years. I’ve heard so many people talk about using super glue on our eczema cuts and cracks. However, I’ve only recently used it because I was always too scared to try it in case it hurt or made my eczema worse.

It sounds crazy right? using super glue on cuts? Well… Yes, it does, but I’ve tried it and it works!

I have recently changed jobs and I’m working in cold temperatures for long periods and this has caused problems for me and my eczema, as we all know eczema worsens in cold weather or temperatures. My fingers have started to crack more than normal. No matter how much cream I put on or how many pairs of gloves I use, they still crack and hurt.

Sorry for the horrible photo below taken from my Phone but I wanted to show you an example of what the cold weather or cold temperatures can do to your hands and feet.

 

This is a picture of my fingers with cracks due to cold
weather. I have one on nearly every finger and they HURT! They stop you doing simple everyday tasks. They look nothing but there really painful.

The main discomfort comes from catching them or banging the cuts which hurt like h@ll. Super glue can stop this.

I have the same sort of cuts and cracks on my feet also and the same super glue can be applied to hands and feet.

 

 

HOW CAN SUPER GLUE HELP YOUR CRACKS AND CUTS?

When you apply super glue to cracks and cuts it forms a barrier on top of the cut. Have you ever used band-aids or plasters on your eczema cuts to ease the pain and aid recovery? Well, super glue works in the same way, It forms a protective barrier against the elements and irritants coming into contact with the open sores and cuts.

Super glue is easy to apply and dries very fast, it’s a simple but effective process. It cost very little and most homes have super glue to hand. Just a small amount of super glue on each cut can ease pain fast!

IS SUPER GLUE SAFE TO USE?

I have always been scared to use super glue on my eczema cracks & cuts for two reasons.

  1. Will it hurt?
  2. Is it safe?

The answer to question 1 is NO, it will not hurt. I could not believe it when I applied it recently for the first time. There was absolutely no pain at all. I didn’t feel a thing. Honest!

To answer the second question, Yes it’s totally safe. Many hospitals use medical glue ( thermobond ) to seal and close open cuts. When my oldest son was born he had to be taken to hospital as he hurt his head in the park. ( As children do ) and when they inspected the open cut on his head, they simply applied glue and within seconds it had dried and we were sent home. Well, super glue on eczema cracks is no different.



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HOW SHOULD I USE SUPER GLUE ON MY CUTS?

  • Wash the affected are well.
  • Pat dry with a clean, fluff-free cloth. Cotton is perfect.
  • Squeeze the area closed and apply 2-3 drops depending on the size of the cut
  • Blow the glue to dry quicker and allow to dry

That’s it, it’s as simple as that, no big issues and you won’t feel a thing.

The glue will last about 3-4 days then it will naturally fall off or it will come off in the shower or bath. After 3-4 days of the glue protecting your cut, it will have had time to start healing and it will feel softer and more sealed. This is the start of the healing process. If the cut is still open, re-apply and repeat the process.

CAN IT WORK ON FEET OR ANY AREA OF THE BODY?

I have found you can use super glue on your hands and feet, however, I found it most effective on my hands.I found that my cuts and the super glue rub on my socks and shoes and it rubs off too quick, which needed to be re-applied each night which was annoying.

SUPER GLUE IS WIDELY AVAILABLE BUT IF YOU CAN’T FIND ANY. HERES A LINK TO AMAZON

So try super glue, you will be pleasantly surprised like I was. It’s a quick and simple way to prevent pain and help the healing process.

Here’s a gruesome photo of my feet full of eczema, but I had to show you I’m using super glue on both my hands and feet.

Please don’t use super glue on your face or sensitive areas of the body. Also, try a small test area first to see if your body is affected in a negative way and you’re not allergic to it.
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