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Dude, I got a rash...(3 posts)

Dude, I got a rash...Wooban
Sep 19, 2003 10:45 AM
I went down pretty hard last night. There were 3 of us. I was riding next to my friend when our other friend gets in between us from behind. Next thing I know he bumps him over corrects or something then bumps into me hard and I'm sliding donating blood and skin to the pavement. I smashed my helmet good and have a minor headache still, but at least there was no damage to my bike.

My question is, do any of you have suggestions for treating road rash? I've done all the appropriate searching on this board and on the web, but I'd still like to hear about your experiences and remedies.

i have years of experience with thisdaCaT_
Sep 19, 2003 3:27 PM
Clean with soap and water. Apply a liberal amount of petroleum jelly on the wound. Apply non-stick telfa pad(s) and wrap in a 2" ace bandage. Keep it covered! Letting the wound dry out will dramatically lengthen the healing time and it will scar worse.

Change dressing two times a day.
Sep 19, 2003 5:05 PM
Tegaderm. Available at your local drug store. It's expensive but worth every penny.