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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5445 on: August 28, 2014, 10:41:45 AM »
I've also seen old fashioned carbolated (spelling?) (brown) Vaseline petroleum jelly suggested for foot problems...

I have never had to try any of them as my issues are more along the lines of dry cracking heels...although the petroleum jelly & clean white cotton socks at night might be what I have to start doing to get the skin to stop being so dry.

Do you wear sandals a lot?  That could be contributing to the dry skin.

In Houston, in the summer, I live in sandals.  Note to self - buy more plain white cotton socks to sleep in.

I wear sandals almost 365 days a year, I'm not knocking it by any means :). It is, however, probably one of the main contributors to your dry feet.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5446 on: August 28, 2014, 10:59:22 AM »
I don't know why - but unless my plain white cotton socks have pink stripes on the toe - the jogger in the house keeps "borrowing" them to wear because he can't find his (he doesn't stick them in the laundry basket most of the time - so it's hard to tell when I need to wash a white cotton load).

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5447 on: August 28, 2014, 03:11:39 PM »
When I was married, I had to buy the "No Nons3nse" brand to keep EXDH from taking my socks.  ;D

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5448 on: August 31, 2014, 08:12:15 PM »
I have a ganglion cyst in my toe joint. It pushes the gelatinous mucus out of the joint and creates a bubble on top of my toe.
It has been biopsied and twice they have tried to remove it. Its been causing me irritation and pain for three years now.

I have been booked for surgery # 3 where they are going into the joint and remove all the excess tissue. We hope.

So today I was looking online to see what the procedure entails. While I was watching a video of them aspirating a cyst on someone's foot, my husband came over.

"Oh," he said with disappointment, "They didn't show the jelly." ;D

I looked at him in surprise. The I said "I've seen some pretty shocking blister and infection videos."

"Yeah. I like to watch them remove sebaceous cysts."

Married to this man for 26 years and I did not know he liked to watch gross videos!!!
And here I thought it was my dirty little secret!


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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5449 on: Yesterday at 04:19:10 PM »
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5450 on: Yesterday at 04:43:15 PM »
My wonderful DH bought some sort of melon a few weeks ago and never did anything with it. We realized that the counter was wet and I determined the melon was melting into the counter. He and DS cleaned it up, as I was grossed out. I know, dead bodies, no problem but rotting melon was icky.

Today, as I am cleaning off counters, I see something black. And fuzzy. Yes, they wiped up the juice, but did not clean that area of the counter. I got to deal with the black mold.  ::)


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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #5451 on: Yesterday at 06:32:57 PM »
That reminds me of an experience that I had while working in a hotel restaurant - mostly we operated the breakfast buffet.  Evidently, due to the high staff turnover, none of the current staff knew how much you could disassemble the juice machine to clean it.  The machine, to put it simply, stank like a juice processing plant - eau de rotting fruit!  My coworkers and even the low-level management that supervised us kept saying "I don't know why it stinks like that.  We wipe it out every day."

When I took it apart completely, I found that all the nooks and crannies in the machine were filled with a thick layer of molded fruit juice concentrate.  There was a large flat surface inside the machine that was normally covered in a layer of parts - it had a quarter inch of leathery molded stuff over it.  The holes that the juice tubes ran through were just as gross.

I don't touch juice in restaurants unless it's served out of a bottle.