STOP Using Super Glue on Your Cuts and Cracked Skin!

STOP Using Super Glue on Your Cuts and Cracked Skin!

STOP Using Super Glue on Your Cuts and Cracked Skin!

Krazy Glue or Super Glue is made from a chemicals called cyanoacrylate (such as ethyl-2 cyanoacrylate and methyl-2 cyanoacrylate). Used for a variety of household applications, it is also used in the cosmetic industry to glue false nails in place.

Cyanoacrylates have been used to close wounds in the past. However, due to its potential to irritate the skin, a safer version called 2-Octylcyanoacrylate was created (commonly known as Dermabond). This is not quite the same thing as Krazy glue, but people get mixed up and think that they can safely glue their wounds.

Super Glue vs. Dermabond

Dermabond is produced under strict guidelines for use as a bandage or sutures/stitches. Super glue is NOT - it is made in industrial plants with additives and contamination. Any contaminant can quickly enter the blood stream when applied to cuts and cracked skin.

Cases of parents using Krazy glue on their children's cuts  (instead of stitches) have left permanent damage. I have also seen permanent damage done to the nail surface due to the use of Krazy glue and false nails. It can irritate skin, kill cells and aggravate infections.

So, STOP using Krazy/Super glue! There are so many safer products to use. You may have gotten away with it in the past, but why take a chance? For cuts, use Dermabond. For cracked feet, heels, fingers and cuticles, address the problem! Super glue may close the wound, but will actually contribute to further dryness and cracking. There are some great products out there that are natural and healthy for your skin and body, help with healing AND restoring moisture.

Damage Control: A Safe, Natural Alternative

Our Damage Control healing salve is one great option, especially for cracked skin. It is designed to quickly heal (3 days), take away the pain, protect from infection and restore elasticity to your skin so that they stop cracking.

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    • Works on the worst hands like nurses, mechanics, painters, farmers... Super glue and Krazy glue don’t do any of those things. The amount you apply is the same amount that you would use if applying Krazy glue. A minute amount goes a long way.

8 Responses


September 23, 2023

Dermabond is prescription only – otherwise people would be using it.


September 19, 2023

Ivermectin has NOT been proven as a safe and effective drug for Covid.
The only way it can block SARS receptors is to take 100 times normal doses that are completely unsafe for humans.
Ivermectin can cause seizures and can permanently damage the brain in those high doses.
Try getting your information from a doctor instead of a “news” program or a politician.

Lola Davis

March 03, 2023

Jeff Jones,

Actually, Ivermectin has been found to be effective againat Covid-19. You are misinformed dude.


January 22, 2023

Many dermatologists actually recommend using super glue to seal cut/cracked skin. Sure, some of the ingredients could be somewhat toxic, and you wouldn’t want to slather it all over yourself or get it in yours eyes, but such a small amount is used and the stuff binds and dries so quickly that there isn’t time for a whole lot of anything to “get into the blood stream” before it hardens. I’ve been using it for my severely cracked fingertips for years. No problems. Works great! Stops the pain almost immediately and speeds up healing. This page seems like yet another “naturopath” hippy pseudo-medical site to me.

Jeff Jones

January 16, 2022

Thank you ! Using superglue to heel cracked feet is like using hydroxycloroquine or ivermechtin to treat covid. Please disregard those 3 kneejerk braindamaged comments attacking you.


November 21, 2021

Contains no chemicals? That’s how you know they are selling snake oil. Sweetheart, everything in nature is made of chemicals. I guarantee you that there is dihidrogen monoxide in your “chemical free” super expensive oil. Superglue has been safely used to seal cracks in hands for decades. Lotions and salves just cover up the problem- sealing the would actually allows it to heal from the INSIDE. It will not dry your skin out more as all it is doing is holding the edges of the cut together, keeping the inside sealed and protected so it can heal without re-cracking. And it is way cheaper than your 36 dollar lotion.

Cynical Jesus

August 23, 2021

A whole lot of dermatologists say you’re full of shit.

Paul Maxwell

May 21, 2021

Ordinary household super glues have been used for decades to seal small cuts. The naysayers warn about the fumes but neglect to acknowledge that the very same fumes are emitted every time one glues nails or repairs a broken bit of pottery.

Damage to tissue? As a first aid guy I’ve never ever seen it. I’ve used super glues to fasten some fairly significant cuts with great success; a veterinarian friend has used both medical grade and household super glues with similar success on a wide range of animals.

Most of us live in homes contaminated with lead paint and mercury-based antifungal agents, with radon gas seeping up from the foundations. Our municipal water is often contaminated with alarming levels of lead, arsenic and pesticides, yet we should fear a few micrograms of isocyanurate?

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