Citroen wrote:The best treatment for any blisters you do have is rubbing alcohol (aka surgical spirit).
plummy wrote:I bought some New Grips a while ago and took an instant dislike to them - they are too thick and cumbersome and make it difficult to get your thumb under the handle.
kpt001 wrote:I've definitely heard of people getting blisters while rowing on the water, but I don't know very many people who have had a lot of blisters from erging alone. I get little ones here and there, but there's not much you can do about it... and erging with gloves is weird. haha I would definitely loosen the grip... i don't remember who said it in this forum, but they were right when they said to use your hands as hooks. As for taking care of the blisters... I have experience dealing with them from rowing on the water, and I definitely would NOT suggest popping your blisters until they've been on your hands for at least three days or so. After that, they've healed a little bit and turn into callouses more quickly. Once they're popped, cut off all the dead skin so it's out of the way. Once they've turned into callouses, you shouldn't have too much trouble with blisters anymore. They'll occasionally blister up again, but then you just start the process over.
Hope this helped!
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