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Question: Dry/cracking fingertips (saltwater)

 blakeromano - Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:32 pm

My hands and feet are extremely dry and crack open. I work on a parasailing boat and am in the saltwater daily. I know that it is the saltwater that is doing it but surely can't change professions. When the summer ends and I change jobs it goes away, but within a week of being in the saltwater it pops up again. Does anyone have any advice? I'd surely appreciate it.
 Dr. Russell M - Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:28 am

User avatar Hi!

Have you tried applying petroleum jelly?


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