A question from a reader:
I rowed long ago for college back in the ’78-80. When we had open blisters we went straight to the chem lab and poured acetone on our hands and it formed a “second skin”. Have you heard of anyone doing that and is it safe? My trainer wants to do it but I don’t think its a good idea.
Get good advice on rowing blisters
Many rowers and coaches ask us about blisters. So much that we commissioned a mini-ebook on the topic of skin injuries and blister management – it’s available for sale in our shop.
In there you’ll find both advice on good hygiene when around rivers, pollutants, how to tape your hand to prevent blisters, what to do with other skin injuries (coccyx or slide bites). I hope you find it useful!