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my finger tips split open-very painful...
mmbeas posted:
I have tried it all--Corn Huskers Lotion, Udder Cream, Euceryn, vaseline petroleum, jelly, Shea Butter, Burt's Bees, cetaphil, miracle hand repair, OKeefe's, prescribed Betamethasone Dipropionate Ointment, neosporin, and everything else I can get my hands on. Right now I have 6 of 10 finger tips that have been split for days some are healing, 3 are just beginning. I sleep in gloves and tried all the above but nothing works. I try to keep them out of water as much as possible, use gloves. Any suggestions? This really hurts.
Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi mmbeas,

Please see your doctor if you are having problems with your fingertips cracking and splitting to find out why this is happening.

- Annie
mamashab responded:
My fingertips split constantly and it is so painful because all the nerve endings are there. I did go to the doctor and he said just put super glue on them and he just happened to have a split fingertip and showed my he glued it. You just need a tiny bit. When you first put it on it hurts for a couple of seconds and then the pain goes away. And the glue keeps the air out preventing the pain until it heals. This is the best I've found to help. I think keeping your hand out of water does not help. I put my hands in water often and if you do dishes in "Dawn with Olay Hand Renewal", that really helps a lot too. And out of water I try to keep good moisturizing hand lotion on my hands. Your hands are very dry so you need moisture in your skin. Try all this and see if it helps.

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