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Jane

My fingertips have cracked open in the winter time since I was a teenager. I use Eucerin Aquaphor ointment, coat my hands and sleep with cotton gloves on. If it's just one fingertip that is splitting open, I put ointment on and then use one of those rubber fingertips they use in offices. Works and keeps me from bumping the sore finger.

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Peter

I've had this problem for years. Generally only the tips of my thumbs, sometimes one and not the other. I put a little smear of hand lotion onto the palm of my hand and rub the thumb tips vigorously into the hand cream, then cut the thumb part off latex surgical gloves (from the pharmacy) and put them over the thumbs to keep them moist. It works for me. But it's a curious problem. I thought it was because of dry skin, but a Google search a few years ago revealed that it's because of too much moisture, getting hands wet too often, etc. So if that is the reason then how come moisturizer works? Don't know, but my technique does solve the problem for me and it did not occur last winter and not so far this winter.

Clare

I suffered for four years with this exact problem.. A dermatologist told me that it was contact dermatitis and prescribed fluocinonide ointment. That didn't really work and so I spent a fortune on expensive creams and tratments, bought a parafin wax spa, slept with aquaphor and gloves, tried keeping my hands out of water as much as possible but still the problem raged on every winter.. Until I read somewhere that this is actually a type of athletes foot that has spread to the hand.. I went on Amazon and bought a small tube of 'Lamisil Once' for about $30.. I had a bath and then carefully rubbed it in all over both hands being careful to work it under the nails, then put on gloves and kept them on for 24 hours straight (-easier said than done) it was worth the effort.. My problem was completely and permanently solved! 100\\% cured for life! I would like to let that Dermatologist know how much suffering he could have spared me if he had diagnosed this issue correctly four years ago! I'm so happy that I don't have to deal with this issue ever again! Hallelujah!!!

Clare

I suffered for four years with this exact problem..my fingers split in the corners around my finger nails and occasionally I would have splitting across the knuckles, but the fingertips splitting was the most painful part.. It was mainly the pointer finger, thumb and middle finger.. A dermatologist told me that it was contact dermatitis and prescribed fluocinonide ointment. That didn't really work and so I spent a fortune on expensive creams and treatments, bought a parafin wax spa, slept with aquaphor and gloves, tried keeping my hands out of water as much as possible but still the problem raged on every winter.. Until I read somewhere that this is actually a type of athletes foot that has spread to the hand.. I went on Amazon and bought a small tube of 'Lamisil Once' for about $30.. I had a bath and then carefully rubbed it in all over both hands being careful to work it under the nails, then put on gloves and kept them on for 24 hours straight (-easier said than done) it was worth the effort.. My problem was completely and permanently solved! 100% cured for life! I would like to let that Dermatologist know how much suffering he could have spared me if he had diagnosed this issue correctly four years ago! I'm so happy that I don't have to deal with this issue ever again! Hallelujah!!!

Alex

the rubber tips from the office is a brilliant suggestion - going to go buy some now - thanks!

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