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Cracking fingertips
« on: October 28, 2017, 11:13:48 PM »
Every time there is a spell of cooler, drier weather the tips of my fingers develop painful cracks. This makes it very difficult and painful to write until they heal. Does anyone else deal with this? Any tips for prevention/treatment/working through it would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Re: Cracking fingertips
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 10:44:07 AM »
Every time there is a spell of cooler, dryer weather the tips of my fingers develop painful cracks. This makes it very difficult and painful to write until they heal. Does anyone else deal with this? Any tips for prevention/treatment/working through it would be greatly appreciated!!!
Try Blistex Medicated lip ointment a few times a day.
Also Vaseline Jelly cocoa butter or Vaseline Jelly original on your fingers overnight would help greatly. As this is a little oily, you might consider wearing light cotton gloves overnight when using this.

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Re: Cracking fingertips
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 05:34:12 PM »
@Emilyrose I don't know where you are located in the big world, but in the US Bed, Bath, & Beyond sells cotton gloves just for this purpose.  You lather your hands in good lotion or petroleum jelly & then put on the gloves when you go to bed.  Your hands will be very much improved in the morning.  (They also sell socks so that you can attend to dry, cracking feet in the same way!)

Best wishes!

Janis

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Re: Cracking fingertips
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 09:55:37 PM »
I use homeopathic Calendula ointment. You can find it at most health food stores. It heals rapidly and you don't have to keep re-applying.  :D
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Re: Cracking fingertips
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 07:38:50 AM »
Every time there is a spell of cooler, dryer weather the tips of my fingers develop painful cracks. This makes it very difficult and painful to write until they heal. Does anyone else deal with this? Any tips for prevention/treatment/working through it would be greatly appreciated!!!
Try Blistex Medicated lip ointment a few times a day.
Also Vaseline Jelly cocoa butter or Vaseline Jelly original on your fingers overnight would help greatly. As this is a little oily, you might consider wearing light cotton gloves overnight when using this.

Yes, this. Or even vaseline + old socks. I went  through a spell in college (old dorm rooms + Chicago winters--go figure!) where I had to slather it on my hands and feet every night, and it worked beautifully. Cheap and effective!
Clara