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Old 05-31-2003, 09:44 PM   #1
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my husband has a couple of fingertips that are cracked open and sometimes bleed. What can he use to make them heal? He's tried several kinds of!

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Old 06-03-2003, 01:56 PM   #2
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A good over the counter cream I use for cuticles and dry fingertips that can split and be painful is called Eulactol in New Zealand. Says on the container it contains Urea, preservative Nipastat. I find that to prevent fingertip splits, just use petroleum jelly asa protection. Good luck.

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Old 06-03-2003, 09:40 PM   #3
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He should be able to get some Eucerin cream (I think that's the spelling) at most drug stores. He can also try Shea Butter. It will take a while using either one though. The best beginning is to apply antibacterial ointment and wrap with a fingertip bandaid for the first few days or so, then start with the creams/ointments.

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