Ouch!! Those cuts and cracks including ones at the corner of a
fingernail are persistent nuisances.
I’ve found there is a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation that is
involved. The edge of the skin around the wound dries, hardens and
keeps the wound open. Additionally this hard ‘lever’ edge enables
the movement of the pliable skin around it to focus forces to the
small ends of the wound over and over causing reinjury during the
Occasionally trimming off some of the hard edge of skin (not so much
as to cause addition trauma) can lessen the ‘lever’. In the end, the
quickest path to healing is to protect the cut and keep it
pliable… at least during the night with a bandaid and ointment.
Super Glue will work as long as the wound doesn’t open before it is
fully healed. Not ideal, but it will give it a good chance to get
Have tried almost everything, but most of the time I look at these
and never get around to doing anything about them at all except to
say “Dang!”… day after day. Ha!
All the best,