So, I can't believe this is the first time this has ever happened, because I never take flip flops onto the beach. But from the walk up the trail to the water just burnt the **** out of both of my feet. I could feel it blazing the whole time I was walking. I eventually broke into a skip =) but at any rate. After a few waves, I hopped off one and I could feel some loose skin on my left foot. When i paddled back out I inspected and both of my feet had some little boils on them and I could see that the top layer of skin had detached in a few places.
Didn't really hurt that bad while I was surfing. but I can barely walk right now. I just did a bow legged walk of shame back into the office. It's about 90 degrees out today, and while I usually surf in the mornings, I still have gone out a ton of times here mid day.
My feet are jacked now. I guess I am going to have to peel the skin off and let it start healing, unless you fine gentlemen (and Betty) have any advice for this particular ailment.
I have had a lot of random little bumps and bruises over the years from surfing, but I have never injured myself walking from the truck to the water....
Pretty silly injury, but a painful, very annoying one. And yes, from now on, flip flops will be stashed on a dune.... But dang... I have NEVER had this happen before. There was no shade to walk on, nothing. Just straight john blaze sand.
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Thread: Feet burn
Aug 6, 2014, 08:12 PM #1
Aug 6, 2014, 08:24 PM #2Senior Member
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Don't peel the skin off dude let it blister.
Aug 6, 2014, 08:30 PM #3
Yeah, I have been googling it and that is what everyone is saying. It's just a bad place to have it. I can't imagine it staying intact with me walking around and stuff. It was shifting around with the sand under my feet as I was walking back. I was trying to walk kind of on the sides of my feet. I am sure I looked pretty ridiculous.
So far the most common comments are: Dont Peel it. Use Aloe. Use Vasaline. And let them cool down before any treatment.
I will give it a few hours and hope it's not as bad as it feels.
I mean, who the hell gets hurt walking on the trail to the beach? stupid. stupid. stupid.
Rub some aloe on it. Maybe there's some plants around your office or home. Snap a leaf off and rub the goo in. It will provide some cooling and aid the burn healing.
That sand down south gets rather scalding. I was in VA a couple weeks ago and when I hit the extremely hot sand (very sunny day, mid day), stopped, and went back to get some flip flops. I've singed my feet before .. no fun.
Aug 6, 2014, 08:36 PM #5
Lesson learned for sure, but like I said. I have spent probably 50-60 full days on the beach between this year and last in the summer. Walking back and forth on it. Never had an issue like this.
Maybe I will just go boss from now on and rock booties to the water. I am sure I would get a ton of dirty looks and questions. "Why you wearing booties bro, the water is 87"... "don't worry about it guy".
Last edited by capecodcdog; Aug 6, 2014 at 09:06 PM.
Aug 6, 2014, 11:48 PM #7Senior Member
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another "i like to skip thread" from zach
Aug 6, 2014, 11:55 PM #8Senior Member
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Ouch, that's painful. I guess infections the main concern. I would see or call doc for advice. Find a way to keep the feet really clean 24/7.
Last edited by Betty; Aug 7, 2014 at 12:03 AM.
Aug 7, 2014, 12:06 AM #9
the foot is the worse place for an injury. soak them in salt water and peroxide. I got stabbed in the foot twice. 1st time it went bad fast. ended up with gangrene and missed the Gloria swell and was out of work for 3 months. good luck.
elevate them poor puppies.
Aug 7, 2014, 12:56 AM #10
Yankee has some good tips i'm sure