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Question on road rash products....(6 posts)

Question on road rash products....Avia1
Feb 25, 2003 1:14 PM
Where can I get that netting (almost looks like the stuff they put on some fruit) that the pros wear on their arms and legs when they crash. It's to keep the gauze and tape in place. Is hydrocortizone the best product to put on a mending wound?

Thanks
netting = any homecare supplier or serious drugstorelonefrontranger
Feb 25, 2003 1:40 PM
You probably won't be able to find it in your local drugstore chain, but if you have a really serious pharmacy who sells to geriatric patients or homecare professionals, you'll find it. Look up Medical Suppliers / Homecare (etc...) in your yellow pages. These are the folks who supply wheelchairs, crutches, hearing aid supplies et cetera. We had several in Cincy with public storefronts and this is where we found a big box of burn netting (which is what it's typically called). We've had that box for five or six years and used it a ton of times; haven't run out yet. It wasn't super cheap but we've gotten more than our money's worth out of it.

Do NOT use cortisone products on open wounds. Use triple antibiotic cream instead.
netting = any homecare supplier or serious drugstoreMR_GRUMPY
Feb 26, 2003 8:39 AM
Not so easy around where I am. I've tried a few home care suppliers, but nobody carried it. It's too bad that there isn't a mail order house that you could get it from.
re: Question on road rash products....Keeping up with Junior
Feb 27, 2003 3:01 PM
All those well stocked health care places are always closed when you need stuff on the weekend anyway. I found a cheap, readily available option last fall when my son shed some skin on his arms. KNEE HI HOSE. Cut the toe out and you have a stretchy fabric that will hold the gauze in place. I suppose if it was on your thigh you may need actual pantyhose, rather than knee hi's. Still cheap and easy to find.
re: Question on road rash products....Sadlebred
Mar 2, 2003 8:16 PM
These people have it. Request a catalog:

http://www.byramhealthcare.com/product_catalog/product_catalog.html

Also try:
http://www.medline.com/cgi/hsrun.hse/MED1/Medline.htx;flag=restart;start=HS_GroupPage?GroupID=25892

A little in depth searching on the web should yield some other results.

--Sadlebred
re: Question on road rash products....No_sprint
Mar 3, 2003 10:25 AM
Thanks. I've never found it in my area.