- What do you use for road rash ?
Hot bath with a load of salt in it, and some foambath, it will sting but it will wash it out, then clean with some soap or shower gel, works for me.
Dogs have an antiseptic in their saliva along with bacteria, they als lick their genetals, so best to not let the dogs lick your wounds.Posted 5 years agouponthedownsMember
Then let the air at it, best not slather creams etc on as the air will help it dry out and heal.
This is completely wrong. Best to keep the wound moist which aids healing. Get a big hydrogel wound dressing and leave it on for a few days. They can be had from BootsPosted 5 years ago
I am going down the dry route.
I can’t go out to get any modern dressings as Mrsflap varnished the stairs whilst I was out crashing. So all the upstairs windows are open and I can’t get at them to close them.
Meanwhile, Mrsflap went out briefly to her brother’s, but the train she was on broke down and she has been stuck on it for 3 hours, with no aircon! She’s not exactly sympathetic to my plight as her’s is rather worse…Posted 5 years ago
I let it dry out, mostly because I had little choice. I resisted the sudacreme although I continued to slaver it in the ‘wound wash’, which Mrsflap had bought for the dogs when they were having a bit of a fighting phase (thankfully over).
Plenty of comments at work for the visible arm rash (and the spectacular bruising when it came out). Increased street cred amongst the youngsters. Raised eyebrows amongst my peers.
Arm completely fixed up now, leg still a bit scabby. No infection though.
The corner is close to home and features on nearly every road ride. Taken more judiciously at present. Analysis of data revealed that I was attempting a T junction at over 20mph which on reflection was plain stupid.Posted 5 years agodominoSubscriber
Got great advice from A&E nurse and plastics nurse last time… I scrubbed the road rash (on my face) with a brush twice daily, luckily I’d been given Medica brushes (what medics use to scrub hands for ops) to use and some anaesthetising gel. I then applied liquid paraffin (Vaseline could be used) to keep the area moist. Getting all the grit out and keeping the scabs moist was important to prevent scarring.Posted 5 years ago
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