Spring 2021 Member Tips

Over the years, we’ve heard from fellow Frosties about how certain over-the-counter products have helped them heal their ulcers, and each one surprises us! We’ve put them together in this Spring 2021 Member Tips post, including a new idea from Mark in Michigan.

During a roundtable session at an educational event we held in 2010, one participant told us that Dreft laundry detergent mixed with water helps him get rid of his ulcers: First Raynaud’s Education/Support Day Elicits Exchange of Information & Ideas

In 2012, one of our Facebook followers posted a tip from her mother, a retired nurse, for treating digital ulcers using Phillips Milk of Magnesia: Mom’s Ulcer Remedy

Recently we received a call from Mark in Michigan telling us how he was successful in healing his digital ulcers using Preparation H (yes, it’s true!). He agreed to let us share his story in our Spring 2021 Member Tips post:

I discovered that applying Preparation H to my digital ulcer on my thumb has healed it in about a month. I have lived with the pain of this ulcer for almost 3 years.  I tried using Preparation H one day in an attempt to stop the burning pain of the ulcer and discovered the next day the ulcer looked better.  I continued to apply it once every night then covered it with a Band-Aid.  After two weeks it was healing.  I began clipping with nail clippers any calloused skin so the Preparation H could absorb better.  After about 3 weeks the ulcer is healed.  I hope this can help someone going through the same.  Finally digital ulcer free in Michigan.

For more information on Digital Ulcers and more traditional methods to help them heal, here’s our post “When Digital Ulcers Occur” contributed by Jan Nitti, one of our Board members who is unfortunately very experienced in dealing with painful ulcer issues.

We’re grateful to all of those who’ve shared their creative tips with us on how they deal with digital ulcers and other Raynaud’s symptoms. What are your ideas?  What products work for you?  Write to info@raynauds.org, post them on our Facebook Fan page or share them with us on Instagram or Twitter.

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