Re: Tender thumbnails in summer
While I can't really help you diagnose it, I can suggest NOT using any hand soap that dries the skin. I have dry skin on the tips of my thumbs and index fingers that will crack and split becoming very painful (see my post "koilonychia or fungus - very painful") . Stopping the use of lever 2000 has helped the drying of my skin. You might also ask your doctor to prescribe a steroid creme to help with the pain/dry skin. I'm no doctor though so take it w/ a grain of salt, that's just what mine did and it helped a little, not enough for me to use it continuously though.