wounded fingers: how to treat them?

@gelomon (286)
Philippines
June 27, 2012 12:00am CST
since I started living in a boarding house when entering college. I have been washing my clothes so that I wont get run out of clothes but my problem is everytime i wash my clothes using handwash my fingers get wounded and it really hurts. How can i treat them? Can you suggest some tips in washing clothes? Have you experienced it?
4 responses
@peavey (16587)
• United States
27 Jun 12
Can you get rubber gloves there? That would protect your hands. Also, when I have washed clothes by hand, I let them soak more than I scrub. Just soaking can get a lot of dirt out. Maybe you're scrubbing them too hard.
@gelomon (286)
• Philippines
25 Jul 12
yes i am scrubbing my clothes too hard to remove all the dirts, my cousin also said that i need to soak my clothes so i can scrub them not that much so that my fingers would not get wounded and it helped. i will try to get some rubber gloves and try it myself and i will get back her to post what happened, anyway thanks!
@peavey (16587)
• United States
25 Jul 12
Good! I hope you can get rubber gloves. They will help a lot.
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
Before washing your clothes, you need to wear protective gloves to prevent from wounding your hands from unexpected friction to your clothes and the chemical reaction of the detergent or cleansing agent that you are using.
@gelomon (286)
• Philippines
25 Jul 12
my detergent says that it is caring for my hands and now i am not getting wounds from washing clothes but i will also try your suggestion for the better :D
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
27 Jun 12
Well,i think everybody would occur that and just be careful about your fingers.lol,maybe go and ask the doctors advice and i think that it is of course the most professional.Have a good day.
@gelomon (286)
• Philippines
25 Jul 12
isnt it awful asking a doctor about wounded fingers when washing clothes?? haha im just kidding. but i will try to ask them, not personally maybe online so they will not know me :D
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
27 Jun 12
The best tip is that do not wash your fingers instead wash the clothes. Once you start washing and include your skin, it is expected you will have those wounds. Blame also those companies making detergents because they see to it that your hands be wounded before you finish your washing I think hand gloves and detergent is owned by the same company. So if you buy soap, you should also buy hand gloves!
@gelomon (286)
• Philippines
25 Jul 12
ohh that are so many tips to lessen my finger wounds. i will try them up. ahaha i will send some email to detergent companies and i will buy some rubber gloves :D