Rope Burn Blisters
Rope burns are also known as friction burns. It normally occurs when a person is fast descending using a rope and not slowing down or taking hand precautions. The heat produced due to the speed and pressure of the rope against the skin results to losing the first layer of the skin or the formation of blisters on the affected hand, thus called a rope burn.
Rope Burn Treatment
To treat rope burn by heat and friction, you can apply rope burn first aid as part of the remedies and treatment.
- Check the degree of the burn. If it only damaged the surface of the skin and if the area covered is small, there is no need for you to run to the emergency room.
- As a first aid measure, apply running water on the affected area. Do not use hydrogen peroxide, just plain running water to remove bits of rope or any particles.
- Apply aloe vera gel or topical antibiotic cream or lotion to soothe the burning sensation and pain in the affected area.
Healing Rope Burns
- Get a piece of clean gauze or gauze bandage and cover the affected area. Improvised gauze such as a piece of clean cotton or sock can also serve as a protection of the burnt hand.
- Another effective treatment is the redressing of the wound as often as needed and to keep the area as clean and dry as possible at all times.