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Someone has to make up these figures, so why not you? It really depends just how obsessive your hand washing is. Does it cause you distress, interfer with your social life or take up more than an hour a day? If so, the answer may be 'yes'.
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Originally posted by Bobbo
are you washing your finger to the point where the skin is raw? or bleeding? - No bleeding so far.
have you bought a new mouse recently, or because of the sticky feeling? - No but I have been thinking of getting a new mouse although I just got this one a couple of months back.
Does the washing interfere with work or family activities? - No, I dont think so.
Do you wash your finger even when you have not used the computer? - Yea, I have a habit of rinsing my feet with water too when Im home.
answer those for me, and i'll give my opinion.
Originally posted by oddtodd
Also , if you are washing /cleaning your mouse wiyh a heavy alkali based cleaner , such as bleach , or anything wiyh bleach in it , It will break down the proteins in your skin .
If you rub your fingers together after you clean them or your mouse , and they feel slippery just for a bit , then this is surely the case .
It has been my experience that after this happens my fingers do get sticky after the slippery feeling has subsided , as a result of the dead proteins gumming up and collecting I assume .
Honestly a little soak in some aloe (real uncolored , big jug from wallgreens type) has helped me with this .
I have also found that certain natural cleansers such as Simple Green have some sticky residue unless they are dilluted down to about 20/1 .
Happy mousing !