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I have been suffering with spontaneous splitting of my finger tips for over a year now, and despite repeated trips to my GP, and the use of a myriad of creams, oils etc nothing has stopped the pain and bleeding.

For the past few months this has spread to the heels and soles of my feet, and the underside of my toes.

My GP has prescribed anti-fungal creams which havenâ€2122t worked, and recently referred me to a chiropodist, who proceeded to shave away layers of skin off my feet leaving me almost unable to walk.

I am in constant pain, and feel like a cripple, yet have always been very active. I am never one to let pain or discomfort stop me from carrying on with my life but I am becoming increasingly depressed and cannot see a way out.

I have asked for a referral to a Skin Specialist without success.

I am quite happy to go Private if it finds a solution to my agony, but whenever I look at the Internet all I find are ‘Cosmetic Dermatologistsâ€2122 advertising their services.

Does anyone have any words of advice?

I am based in the UK, not far from London.

Thanks for reading.
 

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My mother suffers the same probelm due to sever, chronic excema. The only real relief she gets is when she takes very strong steroids from a dermatologist and she only does that when it gets too much to bear. Also going on vacation in a tropical climate relieves her temporarily. I would definitely check out a better doctor. Good luck.
 

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This may sound crazy but my husband has found that applying Chapstick to the splits in his fingers is the only thing that helps. It is a worth a try.
 

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Ouch that sounds so painful for you... Def go to another doctor and ask for a referral to a skin specialist. In the meantime give a try of what maximost has suggested with the chapstick. Nutrimetics also have a product called Nutri Rich Oil which is very healing and have heard is excellent for cracked and sore heels so would def work on hands too. I would apply as many times as possible during the day and apply at bedtime and wear cotton gloves to bed to lock in the moisture. Hope you find a solution to this very painful condition very soon. Keep us posted.
 
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