I've noticed when climbing and bouldering I have a tendency to get occasional flappers on my palm. A flapper being a callus or blister that has peeled back and hangs on like a flap of skin. I trim the skin away as close to the origin as possible to avoid having it snag on anything, it then tends to take a couple weeks to heal completely, though by the first week it's usually healed enough to climb without major inconvenience.

Are there any tricks other people have to healing a flapper quicker?

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    I would say that the trick is more avoiding getting them in the first place. I have an answer about this a while ago that you may want to look up. – Qudit May 1 at 23:01

Super Glue...

Instead of cutting the flap of skin off, glue it back down with super glue.

There is a plethora of blog posts about it.

There are specific formulias for medical usage

For your first aid kit:


  • Dermabond
  • SurgiSeal


  • Histoacryl
  • Indermil
  • GluStitch
  • GluSeal
  • LiquiBand


  • Epiglu


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    This should come with a warning though, superglue bonds skin instantly, accidentally gluing your hands together and making even more of a mess is really easily done. – Separatrix May 9 at 9:37
  • @Separatrix the medical grade ones include directions. Different types have different drying times. Addressing the variables is beyond the scope of this answer. – James Jenkins May 9 at 12:25

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