Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Ring finger blisters
- 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.
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
>(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.