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Even when playing regularly, the calluses on the fingers of my left hand start to peel off.  It helps if I take an emery board and sand them down a bit.  Does this happen to anyone else?  What do you do, if anything,  to preserve and protect the calluses?

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I'm fortunate that my callus issues didn't involve separation around the edges.  I'd avoid using creams that may soften the tips of your calluses.  The best healer I've found for bonding a 'scab' edge is the 'juice' from an aloe plant, so you might start at a garden shop.  I would also try breaking open vitamin E capsules and dressing the edges.

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yea I get it, somewhat in the winter when it's really dry in the Northeast.  but  not so much in the summer. 

I just try to use some of the "better" moisturizing creams.  What's really the worse is the split finger tips too..  Yow!!  O'Keefe's working hands is great for that..

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Like a few others in here, I've got 50+ years of callouses.  I used to file them a little bit, but that was decades ago,..,..,,lol.,,.....Nowadays, I don't pay much attention to them unless one of them is starting to catch on a string every-once-in-a-while.  Then, I just kind of gnaw at it and get the rough part off.  Quick, simple.....and it works....and you go right on to the next song....[omg]..

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