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Finger Tip is dry and cracked.

My pointer finger on my left hand, is dry and cracked (and sore).
I use a skin softener, vaseline and vaseline intensive care. nothing seems to work.It is only this one finger. what can I do ?
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Ron:

This sounds like eczema, rather than just dryness.  Perhpas you should try over-the-counter hydrocortisone twice a day for a week or two. If that fails, consult a dermatologist for either a stronger prescription or alternate diagnosis (?allergy to something you're touching.)

Best.

Dr. R
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