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jono13


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HEY! I just did some bouldering, and of course, got a blister on my palm. It hurts like hell, but Im going bouldering tomorrow and wanna heal it up a bit. Any tips on how to toughen it up a bit for another day of climbing? thanx, cheers
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colin


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ok,
not fact.
Actually second hand information...

Tea bags.

yes, Tea Bags on the blisters.
Reason: tanic acid
no clue why.
Just was told this yesterday, after ripping 4 callouses off.


gonna try it, though.
I'll keep ya all posted on that.
Guinnea pig, I'll be.
Test subject, I am.


T


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How was your climb?

What I normally do is just rest you're fingers and let it heal. If your that desperate do what he/she (above) suggested or use tape.

I try avoid using tape because I want my skin to be tough enough to take the climb in future.

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never heard of the tea bag thing. All i do is pop it with a tiny needle and leave it be! Dont take the skin off or it will hurt like a B*sterd! There are also blister bandages that go over the entire thing. I bet it would make some nice padding over it so it wouldnt hurt as much


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If the blister has already popped and is just flappin around. Put a thin layer of super glue on it and let it dry. It will harden in a couple minutes and you can keep on climbing. Great trick always works.


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Those are all really good solutions to the classic flapper...But i am a gymnastics coach and see nasty rips from my gymnasts all the time...If you get a rip i would cut the thing as close to the hand as possible. With that done i would let is dry out. but be careful not to let it crack in the middle...well with it dry and no cracks. Use a pummis stone(sorry for spelling) to file the rip/lake of skin smooth and kill the other dead skin around it. After that use vasaline or neosporin depending how deep the rip and how serious... Alternate between moistening and drying it out...But if you are going to climb in the next few days...keep it moist till the day before the climb. let that baby dry and you are all set to go...

Hope this helps...

Jon

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Ok, I PM nikegirl, but got no answer from her.....I'm curious to know if the tea bags thing work.....anybody??


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I agree with leading edge try not to use tape, you got to build it up naturally. TO heal blisters... i think baby oil works. Been using it and they seem to help.


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Man, I got 6 flappers last time I was at the gym. Here is my experience, strength, and hope on the subject: cut off as much of the "flap" as possible. When climbing, I use triple anti-biotic and tape, or I just dab enough Krazy Glue over the area to cover it. You MUST use Krazy Glue- there is something toxic in Superglue. The rest of the time, I keep moisturizer with no "smell" or other crap on the blisters as much as possible.
YEAH, NIKEGIRL, WHAT UP WITH THE TEA BAGS?!?!?! Hahaha. Or are they now called "T" bags in honor of you? Hahaha. Have a great day everybody


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I like the tea bag thing, sounds like grandma's home nursing - and this things help normally
Another thing I use at all kind of blisters or scrapes is St. John's wort cream/oil. St. John's wort belongs to the family of tea bushes - so there might be a connection between tea bags and St. John's wort
No seriosly, you should get such oil in each drug store - pop you blister, but some cream on over night and tape it in the morning.

Cheers, Ulf


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