Road Rash Treatment

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London Boy
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Re: Road Rash Treatment

Postby London Boy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:36 pm

trailgumby wrote:I have to confess the only reason I don't use a nail brush is that we no longer own one. So I use the absolute roughest facecloth I can find in the linen cupboard and go to town on it in the shower with the facecloth soaped up as much as possible. I still have a few dirt tattoos, though. :oops:

I find it doesn't hurt that much. The initial impact and slide along the cheesegrater is always worse. If you can survive thatwithout fainting, debriding the wound is a cakewalk. But you must do it as soon as possible afterwards.

I remember doing that with my face one time, after I was hit by a car. I was only nine at the time, but I still remember lying on a hospital bed while the man cleaned the grit out of the wound. I can also remember how many bad words a nine year old knows, when he's of a mind to use them...

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Re: Road Rash Treatment

Postby ValleyForge » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:15 pm

peter wrote:In hindsight, probably should have cut the ride short to seek medical assistance sooner rather than hours later after the ride.

How is it looking now?
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Re: Road Rash Treatment

Postby peter » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:19 pm

ValleyForge wrote:How is it looking now?


Thanks for asking. Much better now, thigh area is very much healed up, calf area is improving but may take another couple of weeks.

I leave the wounds open at home, cover them when I go to the office. I use "Jelonet" with "Melolin" on top, appears to be effective.

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May replace "Jenonet" with "Bactigras" as a precaution once the antibiotics rans out.

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