So following on from this thread about me being wiped out by a car I now have some rather decent road rash on my knee. I'm not too worried about the road rash on my lower leg, arm or shoulder. They are not very deep and I expect them to scab up and heal relatively quickly.
The two main areas of damage on my knee took the full layers of skin off, and are scabbed over. These scabs are tight, and at risk of splitting if I try a pedaling movement of my knee.
There seem to be as many theories on how to best treat these as there are ways to get road rash.
So what's the STW opinion? Let it scab over, or slather on ointment and get them softened up?
I've got more than enough scabs on the rest of the damaged area so the opportunity to peel off more scabs isn't doing it for me.
Looking for the best way to get me back on the bike without risking infection.