Originally Posted by AK Oldman
My hands get extremely dry, particularly in low humidity climates, and the ends of my fingers and thumbs split open on me. I use super glue to hold the split closed. It works very well on minor cuts as well.
I used to work outside; winter was very painful: in the cold, my finger tips would split open, too. It was quite painful to tighten wire nuts.
The wounds were very wide and glue might not have helped. My trick for such conditions was to tape finger tips with the white medical tape ("waterproof tape"). This would last most of the day, even with a lot of pressure applied to the fingers.