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Husband has severe splits around fingernails. very painful, worse in cold weather. help?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Soak ; smear: Warm gloves outside in winter. Soak in hot water at least 10 min. Then rub in vaseline or aquaphor. Carry chapstick, rub into cracks frequently. Use liquid bandaid twice a day to seal the cracks. Use a cream with ceremides such as cereve, eucerin, aveeno (oatmeal) eczema care, cetaphil: best after soaks. Avoid solvents such as alcohol, paint thinner. Avoid caustic soaps: dove is preferred to ivory. Avoid an.

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