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Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Ring finger blisters

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  • Carolus
    Recently I have been doing a lot of digging in my garden and have had some serious callous developing on my hands. I have taken to using Corn Husker s lotion
    Message 1 of 24 , Jul 7, 2008
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      Recently I have been doing a lot of digging in my garden and have had
      some serious callous' developing on my hands. I have taken to using
      Corn Husker's lotion on them every day and it has kept them soft and
      prevented the usual peeling I tend to notice after a while. Might try that.
      Carolus

      At 12:15 PM 7/7/2008, you wrote:

      >I must confess that I have a problem with once the callous starts to
      >separate someplace, be it from shooting bow, or from playing mando,
      >guitar, or classical, I can't leave it alone and will usually help it
      >along. I think with ADD, and OCD I struggle with Trichotillomania
      ><<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichotillomania>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichotillomania>
      >and/or Dermatillomania
      ><<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermatillomania>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermatillomania>.
      >(I'm a freak)
      >
      >Sorry to take so long to follow up with folks, but other things have
      >been on my mind. I found a huge improvement by concentrating (as
      >someone suggested) on distributing the draw more evenly across all three
      >fingers. It's still a bit problematic, even when I mange not pick the
      >callous but it dries out and cracks down to the quick, but I'm hoping as
      >new skin comes in with improved finger draw technique I'll minimize the
      >risk of it happening more. If not I'll give three-under or 2-finger a
      >try. I have a roll of a foam-tape kind of like a bulk-mole-foam/skin
      >but not fuzzy that I've been using to pad that finger and it's been
      >helping a lot. Not certain how anxious I am to try some of the
      >chemicals suggested to intentionally trigger skin toughening, but we'll
      >see how it goes.
      >
      >I'm grateful to all the feedback. Such a wealth of knowledge in the group.
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