Kristen Bell Explains Medical Condition and Pool Gloves


>>Jimmy: YOU LOOK FANTASTIC. >>THANK YOU. >>Jimmy: MAY I SEE YOUR HANDS? YOUR OTHER PARTS? YOU DON’T LIKE TO BE TOUCHED AT ALL ON THE HAND?>>NO, I DO LIKE TO BE TOUCHED, IT’S JUST — >>Jimmy: BY ME?>>IT’S YOU. IT’S JUST YOU. >>Jimmy: IT’S ME, YEAH. >>NO, I’M ACUTELY AWARE OF THE RIDGES IN FINGERTIPS. AND I CAN DO IT — LET’S DO IT. I CAN DO IT WHEN THEY’RE DRY. >>Jimmy: IF YOU’RE INITIATING IT’S BETTER?>>YES. I FEEL MORE IN CONTROL.>>Jimmy: OKAY. >>DOES ANYONE EVEN KNOW WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT? IF THESE WERE WET, THAT’S A NONSTARTER. >>Jimmy: THIS IS THE REASON I MENTION THIS AND WHY I WANTED TO SEE IF YOUR FINGERS WERE AT ALL WRI WRINKLY. THE LAST TIME YOUR HUSBAND DAK SHEPHERD WAS HERE, HE TALKED ABOUT THIS PHOBIA. IS IT PROPER TO CALL IT A PHOBIA?>>I WOULD CALL IT A VERY SERIOUS, UNDIAGNOSED AND YET TO BE DISCOVERED MEDICAL CONDITION. [ LAUGHTER ] THAT TENS OF PEOPLE IN AMERICA MIGHT ALSO SUFFER FROM. >>Jimmy: I SEE. SO HE POSTED A PHOTOGRAPH TO INSTAGRAM. >>SURE DID. >>Jimmy: OF YOU WITH GLOVES ON IN THE POOL. BECAUSE YOU DO NOT LIKE THE FEELING OF PRUNY FINGERS. EVEN IF THEY’RE YOUR OWN. >>IT’S MORE THAN THAT. LIKE I SAID, IT IS A MEDICAL CONDITION, YET TO BE DISCOVERED. HERE’S THE THING. WHEN I GO LIKE THIS, I FEEL THE RIDGES LIKE A BASELINE AT A CLUB THAT’S TOO MUCH. AND WHEN THEY’RE WET IT’S LIKE, I’LL PUKE. [ LAUGHTER ] I WILL TRULY PUKE. >>Jimmy: YOU ACTUALLY HAVE A PHYSICAL REACTION?>>I HAVE A PHYSICAL NAUSEA. LIKE I COULD DO — IF THEY WERE WET, I COULD PROBABLY GET AWAY WITH TOUCHING CEMENT, I COULD GET AWAY WITH TOUCHING MY BATHING SUIT OR ANOTHER PIECE OF SKIN IF IT WASN’T RIDGY. DAK’S ALWAYS IN THE POOL, HE’S LIKE, WHAT’S UP, BABE? I’M LIKE, UGH, DON’T! AFTER 11 YEARS HE KNOWS BETTER. BUT THE KICKER WAS, I CAN FEND HIM OFF IN THE POOL BECAUSE OF MY TRAINING. BUT WHEN WE TAUGHT OUR KIDS TO SWIM, THE PROBLEM ARISES. BECAUSE WHEN YOUR CHILDREN ARE IN THE POOL, YOU NEED TO GRAB THEM BECAUSE THEY’RE LIKE — ESPECIALLY MY YOUNGEST, LIKE A BULLDOG, SHE’S 6. I NEED TO BE ABLE TO GRAB. THE PROBLEM IS MY VERY SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION MAKES ME WANT TO STEP BACK.>>Jimmy: OH. >>AND I DON’T WANT TO GRAB MY KID. MY FRIEND AMY HANSEN SAID, HEY, I FOUND POOL GLOVES FOR YOU. THEY’RE SCUBA GLOVES, THEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO TOUCH ANYBODY. I WAS LIKE, SIGN ME UP! SHE GOT THEM FOR ME FOR MY BIRTHDAY A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. >>Jimmy: NOW WHEN YOU’RE IN THE POOL AND YOU GET OUT OF THE POOL YOU’RE TAN EVERYWHERE EXCEPT YOUR HANDS. >>NO, BECAUSE I WEAR A LOT OF SUNSCREEN. >>Jimmy: I SEE, OKAY, ALL RIGHT. >>I’M NOT ASHAMED BECAUSE IN MY LIFETIME I WANT TO REMOVE THE STIGMA OF THE MAYBE TEN PEOPLE WHO ALSO SUFFER, YOU’RE NOT ALONE. >>Jimmy: THERE IS A STIGMA.>>YOU’RE NOT ALONE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: THAT’S VERY HEROIC. ACTUALLY, THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM THIS CONDITION. IN FACT, NOT ONLY THAT, WE LOOKED — WE DID SOME RESEARCH.>>YOU DID NOT. >>Jimmy: THEY’RE ACTUALLY A PRESCRIPTION YOU CAN GET FOR THIS. YES, LOOK AT THIS. >>IS IT A CHILL PILL?>>ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE ANXIOUS AROUND SWIMMING POOLS? IS THE FEAR OF SHRIVELED SKIN PREVENTING YOU FROM ENJOYING LIFE? YOU MAY BE SUFFERING FROM PRUNY FINGER PHOBIA. PRUNY FINGERPHOBIA IS A SERIOUS, ANXIETY-FORMING, GAG-INDUCING CONDITION. BUT THERE IS HOPE. POOLGLOVIA. WITH FIVE PROTECTED FINGERS POOLGLOVIA WILL PROTECT YOU FROM THE TRAUMA OF WRINKLED FINGERS AND GET YOU BACK INTO THE WATER AGAIN. CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU EXPERIENCE DIARRHEA, TRIPLE NIPPLES, UNCONTROLLABLE DEATH. DON’T GO OFF THE DEEP END, DIVE IN. ASK YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT PULGLOVIA TODAY.>>AVAILABLE AT WALGREENS.>>Jimmy: I HOPE YOU’RE GETTING PAID FOR THAT.>>YOU LOOK REALLY COOL AND UNIQUE. SO SIGN ME UP. >>Jimmy: THIS IS SOMETHING YOU HIT FROM DAX WHILE YOU WERE DATING?>>OF COURSE. >>Jimmy: WAITED UNTIL YOU WERE MARRIED TO REVEAL IT?>>OF COURSE, I CAN’T LEAD WITH THAT. >>Jimmy: ANYONE ELSE REACH OUT

100 thoughts on “Kristen Bell Explains Medical Condition and Pool Gloves

  1. Omg! I know they’re making fun of her but I have this same thing and I thought I was the only one!! I cant grab a towel, touch anyone or even wash or touch my hair if I’ve been in the bath or pool or lake. I get panicky and literally get chills and freak out if my fingers get pruned, almost like the nails on a chalkboard sensation x1000. I sit in the bath with my hands out of the water. The only way i can describe it is that they feel hyper sensitive and vulnerable and something in my brain tells me that if i touch something rough or textured with my pruney fingers, that my skin will peel off.

    Now that I’m reading this back, i sound insane, but it’s my only major fear or aversion and I’ve never heard of someone else having it!

  2. It's similar to people that can't stand the feeling of metal in their mouths or can't stand the sound of fingernails scratching on a chalk board.

  3. That is my sister and my dad. They can’t touch ANYTHING when they get out of the pool. It helps if you have lotion or aloe Vera.

  4. My husband is the exact same way! He will walk around with his hands held out and not touch anything til they got back to normal

  5. I have an issue with glass!! I can’t touch glass, the way it feels makes me cringe and I have to rub my hands on my pants or something to get rid of the feeling. Nobody understands and it’s just glass that bothers me

  6. Mine isn’t that bad where I get sick but I have a “tick” with my fingers (that’s what the therapist called it) and it freaks me TF out.

  7. Wow I’m the same way!!! I always thought it was just me. I can’t stand the feeling even when it’s my own hands. It literally gives me the worst feelings

  8. I can relate to this. I used to do a summer camp and we would take the kids swimming and I could not touch their hands for the same reason.

  9. I AM THE SAME WAY. Pruny fingers make me gag, I cannot touch anything while my fingers are pruny, not even my other hand. Pruny fingers are the WORST 😷

  10. Everyone has that weird phobia/trigger that no one understands. For me it’s the sight of crumpled paper, specifically straw wrappers. Like if I see a crumpled up napkin or something I physically recoil, and when people bunch up those paper straw wrappers into a little ball my skin crawls and I want to vomit. It’s only if it’s crumpled though, a straw wrapper or napkin in its normal state doesn’t bother me at all. Everyone in my family thinks it’s so weird and even I don’t know where it stems from.

  11. I know alot of people lie on YouTube comments but I am so serious I am so happy someone has this too my family thinks I'm being dramatic but I can not handle it it makes me sick to touch skin with water lodged fingers.

  12. I admire how she's able to speak and joke about about her phobia. Also on TV! It must be a strong coping method. Human mind can be very unsettling at times.

  13. It annoys me so much that he touched her hands to make fun of this issue. So glad to see so many people in the comments who understand sensory issues.

  14. She may have a processing disorder. It sometimes comes along with severe anxiety or OCD. I personally have an extreme phobia of saliva. It sounds normal because of course spit is gross to most people but it invokes literal fear in me. Also just general loud mouth sounds. I had an anxiety attack in a grocery store parking lot because a man getting into his truck beside me spat on the ground and it landed in front of me. I got physically sick and my husband had to drive home.

  15. Between this tactile glove thing AND the tick she has over repeating noises, she might be on the autism spectrum. Just saying…

  16. I don't have this problem, but I do have a general problem with touch. Touch is kinda, unfamiliar to me. I resist feeling it and my body feels like a foreign object when I shower.
    I was digging through my past and in my psyche bc of other issues, and I realized that as a child, my father tried to rape me. The first time I thought that HE was the one who did it, I got disgust from my own fingers, I couldn't stand to have my fingers touching each other! From time to time I still get disgust from just touching rough surfaces, such as clothes, toilet paper etc. I didn't get disgust before the realization, I only was distant from touch.
    And I always avoid the touch of my own father. He never hugs me in general, he's cold, but when he does try to hug me I instinctively get away bc his touch disgusts me.

    Yeah it's terrible.
    I'm only sharing because I believe there must be a psychological reason for problems with touch, at least for some people.

    I do, however, desire touch but not from people that I am not in love with.
    Other symptoms I have is constantly playing with my fingers, like touching them, idk how to explain. And also constantly playing with my hair – like trying to brush it with my fingers all the time. It soothes me but makes my head hurt after a while.

  17. 4:28 I'm already subscribed but for some odd reason you are still trapped
    So Jimmy is there something you wanna explain to us?

  18. I have this issue too, I've had it my entire life. showers & doing dishes bothers me too. I Thought it was only me. I've never heard of anyone else with this issue until now. I have always used tons of lotion to help it.

  19. I think this might be a pretty normal thing. I get nauseous when i touch velvet, towels, or my fingernails on paper. I also do this weird thing with my feet and hands, like if water touches one of my hands or feet it HAS to touch the other one immediately or else i will puke. oh and if i see spit that’s it. 🤮🤮

  20. I have the same problem lol I hate the way wrinkly fingers feel
    It makes me shiver and it’s so uncomfortable

  21. When I was really little I remember that I would keep my hands in really tight fist in the bath tub or shower because I couldn’t stand the shower water touching my hands like it would ruin my whole day. But it wasn’t that I had a problem with water on my hands because when I would get out of the bath or shower I would wash my hands in the sink. It was so weird but I stopped doing that like around 5-6.

  22. Sort of have this issue too. I can touch things all day long, but the minute someone tries to touch my fingertips, I feel like I need to punch them! I'd say its pretty involuntary.

  23. YES!! This happens to me. I hate when my kids grab my hands in the pool. Wrinkly fingers are the worst.

  24. It's a tactile disorder. In have a version of it. I didn't have it all of my life. I wear gloves to wash dishes, when I put on lotions or creams or when I'm cleaning.

  25. Hey I for real have that problem too. It's like nails on a chalkboard if I have print finger tips. My girl makes fun of me all the time.

  26. Omg she’s the first person I’ve seen that’s spoken about this! For me it’s not even fingers alone. I even have a hard time washing bottoms of pots and pans that have ridges, and even strainers and colanders. It makes me physically ill and extremely uncomfortable. I’ve tried to expose myself to it as much as I can to get over it but it doesn’t seem to go away. It’s the oddest thing.

  27. Oh my god this is EXACTLY how I feel! Even when I take a bath, or wash the dishes, all I wanna do afterwards is lay down and cry with my fingers spread to let them dry. I'm sending this to my boyfriend, he thinks I'm making this up!

  28. It’s a sensory integration issue my kiddo gags when she touches certain textures. Seek out an occupational therapist who works with kiddos they know there sensory stuff!

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