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Anyone got any cures for blisters?

I was mountain biking and i had my thumbs under the gear shift so now i have blisters on the top of my thumbs -.-

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Re-design (author)2009-11-08

At least they're on top and where you normally put pressure on your hands.

Since you've now said that they are'nt really blisters just raw skin I would suggest just applying an over the counter antiboitic ointment.  That will keep the skin from drying out and clean.

AndyGadget (author)2009-11-08

From my long experience of rowing blisters, gruesome as it sounds, I find the best way is to cut it open and trim around the edges with a pair of sharp and sterilised wire cutters back to the solid skin, tapering the edge.  Then keep it clean but allow as much air as possible to get to it - Use a very loose plaster if necessary.  It will dry out and the underlying skin will harden off and recover within a couple of days. 

(see coment above)

In that case, just keep it clean and dry and let the air get to it.

Koosie (author)2009-11-08

I find that the best is to break it open and put a plaster on to keep it flat.

Time, though, is your only friend.

octopuscabbage (author)Koosie2009-11-08

(see my comment on burfs)

Burf (author)2009-11-08

If  the blisters haven't popped, pierce them with a sterilized needle and drain the fluid. Try to keep the covering skin intact. Cover loosely with a band-aid.
If the blister has broken open, rinse it with clean running water, pat dry and apply an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin, then cover loosely with a band-aid.

octopuscabbage (author)Burf2009-11-08

There not really blisters there just like really raw skin.