Originally Posted by rdwalker
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.
I work outside and I too suffer(ed) with split finger tips.
Now as soon as I feel the first onsets I use lip balm during the day, covered with insulation tape.
The balm works like magic moisturising and keeping the area soft and flexible therefore non dried out and split.
At night (at home ) a couple of applications of germaline (I don't know if the guys around the rest of the world have this, it smells of root beer) or similar medicated products keeps them nice.