Road Rash remedies

CarleyB
CarleyB Posts: 475
edited July 2011 in Road beginners
for fast healing?

By god its sore !
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  • Bozman
    Bozman Posts: 2,518
    Inadine wound management dressing/ Menolin PFA Dressing, tape.
    I used my ass as a brake at 20+ mph about 6 wks ago and this was recommended, it worked a treat!
    The dressings were changed everyday and it healed very quickly
    It'd put a before and after pic but it wasn't a pretty sight.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,888
    see this thread...

    http://www.bikeradar.com/road/forums/vi ... t=tegaderm

    i've found it depends on size/depth and how much it's exuding

    the modern film and hydrocolloid dressings are amazing vs. ye olde plasters, gauze etc.
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • CarleyB
    CarleyB Posts: 475
    well tbh ive just used fresh air, but its sore.
    Level 3 Road & Time Trial Coach, Level 2 Track Coach.

    Blackpool Clarion CC
    http://blackpoolclarion.webs.com/

    Blackpool Youth Cycling Association
    http://www.go-ride-byca.org
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Melolin wound dressing. The pros use it - so they know what they're doing. It will take a few days though.
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    Wire brush and vinegar :shock: After my last bout of road rash the nurse advised to keep the scab flexible with vaseline or baby oil.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    sungod wrote:
    the modern film and hydrocolloid dressings are amazing vs. ye olde plasters, gauze etc.

    +1. Heals in about 4 days and leaves no scars.
    cougie wrote:
    Melolin wound dressing. The pros use it - so they know what they're doing. It will take a few days though.

    "Pro's use it" is only neccessarily a good argument if we behave in the same way as the Pros. No idea if Melolin is better or worse than hydrocolloid dressings but I put hydrocolloids on and leave them for about 3 days. I suspect the pros have their dressings changed at least twice a day.

    A bit like the chain lubrication argument (the one about whether you leave the manufacturers lubricant on or replace it straight away - the Pros might remove it but then they probably get a new chain every day).
    Faster than a tent.......
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  • fast as fupp
    fast as fupp Posts: 2,277
    Bozman wrote:
    Inadine wound management dressing/ Menolin PFA Dressing, tape.
    I used my ass as a brake at 20+ mph about 6 wks ago and this was recommended, it worked a treat!
    The dressings were changed everyday and it healed very quickly
    It'd put a before and after pic but it wasn't a pretty sight.

    I'm reporting you you evil bassad!
    'dont forget lads, one evertonian is worth twenty kopites'
  • StillGoing
    StillGoing Posts: 5,211
    Horse lineament.
    I ride a bike. Doesn't make me green or a tree hugger. I drive a car too.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,888
    CarleyB wrote:
    well tbh ive just used fresh air, but its sore.

    when i had a nasty off, i had several grazes plus some larger areas of road rash, didn't bother dressing the small ones, what i found was...

    with air, it'll scab and take much longer to heal, more scarring

    with a high-tech dressing, no scab, heals faster, less scarring
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny