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Apr 12, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Way up on pointy little devil
Hay Guys I’m kind of new to climbing but I have a problem with flappers. I went bouldering Monday and realized i got a flapper. Nothing new right it kind of hurt like usual but I decided to make a few more attempts. I get back to my car and i realize that I have 2 more flappers with the skin all the way off. That makes 3 plus another one that is mostly healed. I want to know is this normal for beginners with hands that are not yet accustomed to the rigors of climbing. Also i would like to know the fastest way you have found for skin to regrow. Now I don’t want to know what to do when you get a flapper just remedy’s that speed up skin growth. Thanks for your help I wana get back out there ASAP. Kirtis
From Rapid City, SD
Joined Mar 27, 2011
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Apr 28, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Me at Echo Cliffs, CA
Your best bet for a fast heal is to clean it well, apply some neosporin, and wrap it with a band aid. Then I wrap that band aid with climbing tape whilst I climb. The important thing is to keep the wound moist and covered until it is healed...contrary to popular belief that wounds need to "air dry" to heal...nope, skin grows best/fastest in a moist, bacteria free environment. Keep applying that 'sporin daily, better in no time. Jiana ten Brinke
From Santa Barbara, CA
Joined Feb 22, 2011
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