I have the same problem, yet still refuse to wear lotion most of the time when I'm nto playing tennis. (If I actually wear lotion, I just end up washing my hands because the lotion makes my hands feel clammy.) I usually just tape up my fingers/digits to prevent my skin from ripping. If you would rather not use tape on your hands, I would suggest wearing lotion on a regular basis, and just let your hands heal/rest for a week.
Last edited by AlpineCadet; 02-29-2008 at 01:22 AM.