Q. Every winter, my wife and I are bedeviled by split skin on the tips of our fingers–tiny cuts that are painful. Can you give us suggestions for not getting them?
A. Split fingertips are common. If regular moisturizing is not enough, apply Vicks VapoRub or Aquaphor before bed and wear cotton photographer’s gloves to protect the sheets. Liquid bandage on the cuts may help them heal faster.