Finally - I couldn't take the nasty sound they were producing so I ended up doing what I always normally do when I get blisters. (But usually I don't get blisters quite this thick, which is why I was holding off from the doing this...)
It's probably against all correct medical advice.... but I usually file them off with a nail file.
Takes a bit of a while when the skin is that thick, but they would have split whilst I was playing at some point anyway.
I think filing them so there are no edges is safer, as then you are less likely to 'snag' your skin when you are playing.
So, for the first time in years, I have 3 really raw fingertips and that bottle of surgical spirit which I have had hanging around for years is finally coming into use again as I'm dunking my fingertips in there as much as possible.
Luckily only one of them is really sore to play on and I'm hoping it will have hardened by this Saturday when I'm playing the Mozart flute and harp concerto! Not a piece to have a painful right hand 2nd finger, but c'est la vie! I must remember to smile and not grimace whilst playing.
I'm looking forward to Sunday and not obsessing about my fingertips for a while.
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