To counter the problem, I keep my hands moisturised, avoid damaging my
hands (eg do not hammer nails), and keep
those things away from my
hands that make EK worse. These are some of the things I do and that work for me, and maybe for others.
Wear light cotton gloves when doing light work with hands at home/work (am doing so now as typing can affect the finger ends), and wear heavy gloves over them when needing to do hard work (gardening, lifting furniture, etc).