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The tips of my fingers get small cracks in the skin. Hand creams do not solve the hurtful problem. I will appreciate any healing methods you can advise.
I have found the most healing solution for cracked hands or feet is Bag Balm. It is a combination of petroleum jelly (vaseline) and lanolin. Originally for use on cow utters, so you know it must be safe for your hands. Can be found in most any drug store in a square green tin can. peggyan
I have the same problem. A couple of things have worked sometimes. One: wrap a bandaid around the tip of the finger in the evening and leave it on overnight. Sometimes this will give the crack enough time to start healing. Usually the bandaid is inconvenient to wear during the day or will fall off during activities.
Two: Superglue on the crack. This will work on a crack that is not in an area that is pressed frequently like the very tip of the index finger. On that area the glue will wear off quickly, but you could try it and see.
Three: Cut the end off a latex or plastic glove or use a small balloon. Put that over the affected finger. The moisture will help the crack heal and will allow you to use the finger without much pain. Keep it on until the crack heals. You can remove it for bathing etc, but put a new one on right after.
Put on a dab of Noxzema on the crack and cover with a Band-Aid. Do this over night.
Mix @ 10 to 15 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil into1/2 cup coconut oil and rub into finger tips. If you can find them, cotton gloves worn over night after putting this on.