Deathgrip 2000

Deathgrip 2000

Post by Natalie B. Bo » Wed, 07 Sep 1994 04:06:44


        Okay, if you can stand a few more blister hints:
I recently discovered a product called "New Skin."  An extremely helpful
cox recommended it, kudos to her.
        The stuff comes in a small bottle of liquid (Aerosol spray can also
be bought for large scrapes on legs, arms, etc.).  It goes on clear and only
stings when applied to open sores.  It's loaded with disenfectant (hence
the sting) so infection isn't a problem.  I would recommend draining a
blister before applying (I didn't and paid the price this morning).  When
the liquid dries it "hardens" (it's still flexible) and it won't roll off
your fingers like a band-aid will.
        "New Skin" can be found on the first aid aisle of your drug store
and it's about $3.50 a bottle.
        Hope it helps.
--
Natalie B. Bolt                                 CASE CREW  

 
 
 

Deathgrip 2000

Post by Michael Re » Thu, 08 Sep 1994 00:29:13



Quote:

>    Okay, if you can stand a few more blister hints:
>I recently discovered a product called "New Skin."  An extremely helpful
>cox recommended it, kudos to her.
>    The stuff comes in a small bottle of liquid (Aerosol spray can also
>be bought for large scrapes on legs, arms, etc.).  It goes on clear and only
>stings when applied to open sores.  

Yeah, this stuff is good for some cuts, but if you have a spot where
the blister has come off, leaving a "rare" spot, forget it.  There are
a lot of drying agents in this product (so that it hardens), and these
cause some serious pain.

I tried it once on a bare spot, and I remember seeing stars...

Proper taping can eliminate most of these problems (and of course,
proper technique helps too).  If I haven't been on the water in a long while,
I usually just have to tape for the first 3 days, then all is fine.
The trick is to

  1) Tape properly, so that the tape doesn't curl, etc. during effort.

  AND

  2) Take the tape off at some point, so that your hands get a
     little irritated and will start making callouses.

Michael
N.Y.A.C. Rowing