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anarkhos


Apr 20, 2011, 10:55 PM

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DEEP ring-pinky toe blister going on for SIX MONTHS (make that 2.5 years of TOE HOLE!)
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This damned thing first appeared when I was in Zion Oct-Nov as a pain between my ring and pinky toe. Later in Indian Creek I discovered a really deep blister there and popped it. For months foot jamming was an excruciating ordeal. It seemed to abide when I got sick and couldn't climb for a while, but now that I'm back in Zion it has re-emerged—more powerful than ever!

I have tried various salves. I have tried keeping the area open with all manner of ad-hc devices or just stuffing it with clean cotton. I have tried clotrimazole. I have tried ripping out any dead tissue I can get a hold of. I have tried alcohol (both ethyl and isopropyl), honey, and even massaging it. I'm stuck with a swollen area below the 'pit' which never fully goes away. My skin is really thick there, too. All I can do is tape the toes together when climbing and try to deal with the pain.

I've had blisters there before and they usually just go away when I aerate the area. I've been wearing my chacos and put a pebble or something in between my toes whenever I'm chilling to no avail. I'm starting to think I need a regimen of lamasil pills or something as drastic.


(This post was edited by anarkhos on Mar 26, 2013, 6:21 AM)



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