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Old 03-25-2008, 03:38 AM   #11
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Re: Open blisters on palms...help!

Maintanance is the key. Keep the callouses buffed down, and don't let them form ridges.

I workout in the AM. I buff the callouses down after I shower. The hot soak helps.

I use a 4 sided filing block..w/f/s http://www.earththerapeutics.net/pro...sp?number=7107

I use the black surface, the coarsest one. Works great. I do it daily.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:21 AM   #12
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Re: Open blisters on palms...help!

For rowing, which was where i gained an innordinately large number of blisters, i used to basically do two layers. Start with a base of micropore tape, (This was the best stuff to cover the wound and was easy to peel off afterwards without ripping off more skin) then finish with a large wrap of electrical tape. The electrical tape should stop any major irritation caused during the initial part of the workout and wont exacerbate the blister, after a while you'll generally stop feeling the pain so you can continue working out to your hearts content, sadistic i know.
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:32 PM   #13
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Re: Open blisters on palms...help!

Tried doing several searches. Not finding exactly what I was looking for. I have been trying to work slowly into my Vibram Five Fingers, but keep getting blisters, right behind my big toes. Hopefully I will correct my form and this will no longer happen, or perhaps develop calluses? But in the meantime, what should I do with these? They are about the size of a quarter, do not have much water in them, mostly just loose skin that can shift around and is tender. Do not think I should pop them, but wandering if there is anything I can do to expedite the healing. Not sure if soaking in salt water might help draw out the water/dry them up, or maybe apply iodine or something to them, even though they are not open wounds? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:57 PM   #14
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Re: Open blisters on palms...help!

Salt water on 'newer' skin is a mitogenic stimulus aka faster regeneration of tissue. So if you decide to take them off (I would) then salt water or alcohol them.
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