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Thought I'd post a tip learned from my doctor since it's pretty cold out in my neck of the woods. Super glue works very well for cracked finger tips. My hands get cold from working outside all day and split. If you carefully! coat the split with super glue, it seals it and the cut heals from the inside out. I let the glue dry and then file with an ordinary emory board or file to smooth. If the glue gets under the nail, I run the file tip under to free the skin from the nail before the glue dries.

This will not work for weeping sores or deep wounds, it is only for superficial cracks in the skin. Once a sore heals enough to quit weeping, you can put a topcoat on it for protection.

There are several types of super glue out there. The easiest to use is a "paint on" version made by Krazy Glue, like a bottle of finger nail polish. Please remember to be very careful-it will glue your fingers together if you're not. Hope this helps some of you. It's kept me working without pain. VK

PS: I also treat my hands with generic "Eucerin" (Walmart) after work is done for the day.
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Thanks Canadian. I use the cream religiously every night. My TV clicker is a bit slick...I do wear gloves to work but nothing seems to stop the cracks from cold. Sometimes need to take the gloves off when doing fine work but really try to protect these paws of mine. VK
I have only used super glue as a superficial sealer on finger cracks and to cover healing scabs with a protective layer. Whenever I've tried it on a weepy wound (say a knife cut) it sloughs off rapidly. Super glue also peels off in a day or two so must be re-applied.

I have had excellent results for my finger cracks. (caused by icy/cold conditions) Healing is quick and it doesn't build up since I file it smooth and only a thin layer remains. It is amazing to keep pain away and allows me to keep working.

73CJMan, super glue does work well in a pinch-better than nothing and sometimes it's all that's needed. Anyone with a deep wound would certainly seek medical attention asap but sometimes we're out in the sticks...

Thank you for the cream suggestion, backlash. I will look for some Zim's altho I've had pretty good luck with the generic Eucerin product. Have also used various horse products like Corona ointment, Bag Balm, Hoofsaver, etc. The E works well for me. VK
Yes, the glue wears away in a few days. Sometimes it will peel. It doesn't dissolve. If filed after it's applied, there isn't much glue on the skin-just in the crack to keep it together to heal from the inside. VK
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