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LOTTALOVE
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5/12/07 2:04 P

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hey aldana, thanks for the input -- unfortunately the blisters on my heels are open. they're from my boots, not a sunburn by the way. my sunburn wasn't so bad as to give me blisters! : )

i'm going to take your advice and stay out of the pool until my heels get a bit better. i'm glad i asked on the board because i'm sure that would have hurt like hell. yowch.

on an upnote, i actually went for a 5 K run today. my heels are getting better pretty quickly thanks to some neosporin and gauze. i was feeling good so i taped them up and went out for a loop around the neighborhood. i held up perfectly well, no pain, and the tape stayed put and protected my heels. i'm so, so happy about this. blisters are no fun.

anyway, thanks again! hope you're doing well.
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5/11/07 4:22 P

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Kathy,

From my experience I can tell you that if you have open blisters (either from walking or sunburns) it will hurt if you go in chlorinated water.

If you have no sunburn blisters what you could try to do is apply some vaseline to the red area to keep it away from the chlorine and also it will moisturize your skin leading to faster healing. You can also use water proof band aids in your heels (the square, big ones).

Hope this helps!
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LOTTALOVE
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5/11/07 7:52 A

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hi everyone. my arms are sunburned pretty badly from hiking yesterday (i was stupid and forgot sunscreen. duh.). yesterday's hike also left me with huge blisters on my heels, so this means no running or hiking for a week, minimum. i can't fathom going a week without working out, so i was planning on swimming and doing yoga in that time. but the swimming.... am i going to scream in pain when i get in the water? it seems like cool water would be nice, but what about the chlorine, etc.? does anyone have any experience with this? i don't want to pay $ for a swim (my pool works on a debit card pass system) only to find out that my skin can't take it.

thanks : )

[amazon river swim challenge total: 10.1 km / 38.6 km]

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