What's causing my blisters & calluses?
November 13, 2012 6:57 AM Subscribe
YANMD, but please help me figure out what is causing me to have these calluses and blisters!
posted by ditto75 to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For one thing I get them sporadically -- they come, I notice them, they get annoying, they disappear and then they grow back.
Usually blisters appear on my right middle finger first, on the palm side of the bit of finger between knuckle and first joint, and then they callus up. I also get blisters on the padding of my index and ring fingers, the parts closest to my middle finger. The same area on my left hand also gets them but to a lesser degree.
Sometimes they can be kinda itchy, but not very much, and I think the itchiness is due to the calluses themselves and not any external factor.
I don't think I do anything strange or out of the ordinary that might cause blisters or calluses. There's nothing I touch rough enough that would irritate the skin like that. Some stuff I do on a typical day:
*the usual hygenic stuff, with proper washing of hands
*basic stretching / yoga poses on the floor (hands on floor, floor is very clean)
*hand-washing dishes with warm-hot water
*mucking around on the computer, with ergonomic mouse and keyboard
*driving, at most an hour a day
Seriously I can't figure out what is causing them. I would think it's the (ergonomic) mouse I use, but that would not explain how I get them on my left hand. I do tend to pop my knuckles sometimes, but I get the blisters even if I don't pop. Any ideas what could be causing them?