#1
How do you handle getting/having blisters on your picking hand?

I just got some nasty blisters on both my index and middle fingers. How can I speed up the process of them healing?

thanks, smoots
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#2
I don't believe I have any on my picking hand. As for speeding up, play more, or rub them on something rough, like a brick or sand paper. Obviously don't hurt yourself doing this, but it'll make your fingers tougher.
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#3
thanks. Its never happened before today, but today my guitarist and I found a drummer. We practiced for 4 hours with him, so I pretty much destroyed my fingers... Wasn't my best idea...
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#4
Happens to me all the time.

Roughen up your fingers, and let them heal over. When they've almost healed, rub them down again, each time, it will help to form a tougher callous.

Not the fastest process, but quite possibly the best.

Just dont form a blister because then you might have to start over.

Use this time to practice playing with a pick
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#5
Try using your other fingers. I had crazy blisters on my index and middle fingers, so I played with my ring and pinky fingers for a couple of days; now I implement them into my playing, it really opened up my playing.
#6
I'll try the roughening process and try to use my ring and pinky fingers.

Thanks for all your input,
Smoots
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#7
Deal, pretty much - it'll happen, and then it'll happen less. Such is life.
#8
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thats about right. if you practice a lot they should only happen once. just take a few tylenols and deal with the pain until they pop and then they should callus over.
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