I have been babying my knuckles (little tight-stick round bandaids and plenty of various types of lotion) since I was diagnosed with SD and the doctor said my knuckle skin can and will split. On one knuckle, in particluIar, I can tell calcium is buiding up under the skin, the skin is thinning and the calcium blob has veins routed all around it, which is a good thing, I guess. When it finaly splits I am hoping those veins/arts will get busy and help it heal faster. Meanwhile, I know some of you guys are wound care experts. What can I expect in discharge, bleeding, pain? What should I use to cleanse the area (please don't say alcohol unless you mean something on the order of a 16 year old scotch, ingested only, haha). Do you suppose a good sized bandaid will do, or will I need to get fancy with a gauze pad and serious wound tape? I wonder if dabbing some vinegar on it would dissolve the calcium? Thnaks for any help you guys can give. I made the mistake of looking at medical pictures...whoaaa...big mistake.