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  • Jamie
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    Wrap it in cling film?

    IANAD.

    shieldsmtb
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    some salt n vinegar always helps

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Visit a Minor Injuries or Walk in Centre they will dress it with some nice fancy dresses to help it heal.

    legend
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    Brake cleaner always seems quite effective

    Premier Icon sandwicheater
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    Beer, netflix and crips.

    cfinnimore
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    Thanks Drac. Can I do that in the morning rather than right now?
    I used the brush.

    Screamed a bit.

    Co codamol, tea, marsbar, antiseptic so far tonight. Not in pain yet.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    You can make your own dressing with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

    cfinnimore
    Member

    I only have Raspberry Balsamic.

    Will that suffice?

    Leave it in the air or not. Got a light dressing on atm.

    Mr Woppit
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    Speaking as someone recovering from breaking my back: “co codamol” –

    Mmm-MMMMMMmmmmmm….. 🙂 8)

    cfinnimore
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    If I have a tramadol later will I die?

    Premier Icon kcal
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    fancy dressing plasters as Drac says – can’t recall the name but they’re great, leave it on for a few days, skin renewed underneath. Magic! wife used to have a supply but no longer 🙁

    ouch. Edinburgh, aren’t you? can imagine it’ll be carnage for a while ..

    Premier Icon surroundedbyhills
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    I feel your pain, did it myself last week, used cling film the first night, then it dries out. Minor injuries said no dressings. Am mobile but it’s not much fun. Good luck!

    cfinnimore
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    I thought it would just be commuters on Ridgebacks getting caught out. Downhill opposite the Scotmid before Haymarket.

    Always my left side too.

    At least I have a carer.

    Minon DHF 0 Wet Metal 1

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Yup tomorrow would be Ok.

    Rockape63
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    do NOT leave it undressed, you should cover it with a sterilised dressing for at least a few days.

    lemonysam
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    Hydrocolloid dressings, they’re basically magic.

    cfinnimore
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    Thanks rockape all done!

    Premier Icon surroundedbyhills
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    I should say mine was as a result of “misadventure” or “stupidity”

    cfinnimore
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    Mountain Bike/Wet Tramline Interface.

    All cleaned and tcp’d now lying down with an ice- pack.

    Any tips on the best way to look after my leg as the skin comes back?

    Germolene and Melonin pad is what I would do .
    IANAD

    twinw4ll
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    Co-codamol and alcohol, now that is a happy place. 😀

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    Hydrocoloid dressing for the healing win.

    They do the same job as a scab, keeping the wound moist, clean and protected while it heals, but without yer typical scab’s seeping, cracking, messiness and inconvenience. Keep it on for a long as you can. Replace it if it comes off.

    Highly recommended for lost skin.

    cfinnimore
    Member

    Can I get them at the pharmacy?

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    Yup. Hydrocoloid or moist healing patches. Boots do an own brand one. Looks like you might need a size L for those!

    Premier Icon imnotverygood
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    Aside from anything else, report it to the council and to Spokes, who are keeping tabs on this sort of thing.

    lemonysam
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    Yup, they might have a brand name and not be completely obvious but ask the assistant and they’ll sort you out. They really are well worth it. Personally I’d be tempted to go get that looked at by the experts though.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Nice pins 😀

    jet26
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    Cling film to stop bed sheets sticking.

    Mefix good for stopping pain/clothes sticking. Leave on few days. Douse in olive oil to make easy to remove (serious)

    cfinnimore
    Member

    Edit. Double post.

    Posey leg flex unintentional.

    Changed dressing, it’s stopped bleeding.

    Was more worried about the knee side of it but I’ll live

    Premier Icon surroundedbyhills
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    It’ll hurt more on Thursday than tomorrow, a week on mine still f n hurts. Started the e45 on it now to ease the tightness of the skin. Every time I stand up or if I stop walking it feels like someone is inflating a balloon inside my calf/knee, worst bit is going for a pee; walk to loo, stop, get the flow going, then pain in knee strikes… 😈 it eases after 30 secs or so but not nice. We should meet and compare, I’m in Edinburgh everyday.
    EDIT you don’t have to come to the loo with me though.

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    Premier Icon bigjim
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    We should meet and compare, I’m in Edinburgh everyday.

    Premier Icon surroundedbyhills
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    Brokeskin Mountain, Shirley.

    fasthaggis
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    Jings,em keepin awah frey Edinburger, u twa huv ugly legs 😆

    Premier Icon Flaperon
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    You can get dressings impregnated with manuka honey. Used them on horses, remarkably effective and they don’t appear to sting.

    Erm, probably not going to get one this time of night though. Perhaps mustard is a viable alternative? 🙂

    TiRed
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    Tegaderm dressings from 3M. Keep it moist. Not cheap. And iodine spray to keep it disinfected.

    Mine comes off this week so I can admire then new handlebar-shaped hole in my leg.

    colande
    Member

    mepilex dressing is also good,
    keep the wound covered!

    that’s the advice I would say.
    Also my pharmacist friend said the same thing to me. She’s looking into the effectiveness of manuka honey in wound dressings, her research seems to show that it has amazing healing properties. Be careful as her tests show that some supermarket manuka honey has hardly any manuka in it, so don’t go spreading it on.

    anyway I came off on the road doing 15-20 mph and had road rash, was horrible, used mepilex dressings, replaced and cleaned the wound regulary, kept the wound covered for maybe 2 weeks until new skin formed without scabbing and scarring.
    much quicker healing and there’s none of that breaking the scab and it bleeding business. The advice of leave open to air seems to very wrong.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Tegaderm is the business, heals faster and stops it being chafey,it acts a lot like a second skin. Also, like with most of these magic bandages it looks superbly manky while it heals. It is expensive to buy though

    Premier Icon NZCol
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    Be careful as her tests show that some supermarket manuka honey has hardly any manuka in it, so don’t go spreading it on

    One area where paying a bit more gets you a much higher UMF, look for 16+ to make sure it actually has some of the antibacterial properties you want. Bit of a regulatory mare here on this at the moment.

    cfinnimore
    Member

    Right, well, it could be worse.

    Have to work on it so I’ll see what the local pharmacy has for me in the morning.

    Why always the left knee aswell? It’s got an MRI booked ffs. Sigh.

    Could’ve been so much worse, headline

    “Tram Kills Idiot”.

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