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How Long Does It Take To Heal Road Rash From A Motorcycle Accident
A few weeks: Depending on severity, like a burn, 2 to 6 weeks. ...Read more
Hi there, I have a road rash from a motorcycle accident that happened on June 2nd between my elbow and my wrist. How long will it take to heal?
It all: Depends of the depth of your injuries, your health status and how clean you keep the wound ...Read more
I was involved in a high speed motorcycle accident 3 days ago and just want to know how long road rash will take to heal?
That depends: On any underlying medical conditions, how healthy you are, how well you heal, and mostly the extent of the injury (depth), etc. Generally speaking though, within 10 days to 2 weeks, the abrasion should be healed pretty well. ...Read more
I got in a motorcycle accident on Thursday night after work, luckily I was able to walk away without serious injuries. My knees, calves, and shins are all full of road rash tho. How long will it take before I can actually stand up without an overwhelming
DR???: Did you go to ER or see a DR?? Shower or bath, rinse off daily. Any dirt ground into skin? Sounds like you will be grounded about a week. Keep lubricated. Vaseline or Aquaphor are good. I use Bioclusive or similar clear dressings on these with excellent results. Saran wrap is easy to use but does not breathe. Avoid antiseptics and topical antibiotics because they interfere with wound healing and c ...Read more
Road Rash: Ouch... Road rash is basically a very bad burn and peeling away of layers of skin due to sliding across concrete. A small one may be treated with neosporin but a large one should be evaluated by a physician. Goal is to enhance healing, reduce pain and prevent infection. Good luck! ...Read more
How do I treat my road rash. I got into a motorcycle accident yesterday I can't sleep my whole right arm is cut or burnt. How can I shower/sleep?
simple treatment: You have impaired the protective covering of your body namely your skin. You need to remove as much of the foreign bodies embedded in the arm as you can. Then applying a topical antibiotic ointment daily to protect the open areas and then covering with nonadherent dressings and applying a gentle compressive wrap will help quite a bit. ...Read more
I had a motorcycle accident a week ago with several road rash areas. They're starting to itch & I have seen some blister looking bumps in a few places, but does not appear infected at all. Just some sharp-ish pains in some areas & the small blister lookin
Road burn: Rubbing of the skin from trauma, like falling off a moving motor cycle, is a kind of burn which damages the skin both epidermis and dermis. It could become infected, but even if not, causes skin injury that takes a while to heal, and may cause scarring. Wash with soap and water every day, and apply Vaseline until it heals ...Read more
I was in a motorcycle accident 5 days ago and was taken to the e.r., who did next to nothing after 8 hours, not even cleaning my road rash wounds. They diagnosed me with a concussion and left me in a room alone and eventually x-rayed my hand. Since then I
Your question was: Cut off. Can u better summerise your question? ...Read more
Bruising: Bruising heals at a different rate for each person, but on average should disappear after 10 days to two weeks. Keep it covered with a non-stick dressing like telfa, or vaseline gauze. ...Read more
How long will road rash from skateboarding 25+miles per hour take to heal on the elbow? (mines happen 4 days ago)
Hard to say: Depending on how bad, it could take several days to several weeks to heal. ...Read more
Have this nasty road rash on my knee, I got it from a longboardidng accident, what will make it heal faster and will it go away in time?
Have rash evaluated: There could be a secondary infection in this case, especially if the problem has not healed over a week or two. Have a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more
3 weeks: These are essentially partial thickness burns and can be treated with washing with soap and water 2-3 times/day, application of Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing. These types of injury should be healed in 3 weeks--if they are not, or if they do not seems to be improving normally, you should see a physician to see if there is an additional problem. ...Read more
3 to 6 months: It usually takes 3 to 6 months. ...Read more
Keep wound clean: Take a good shower or bath as soon as possible. Coat wounds with neosporin and wrap with sterile gauze, daily until scabs form. Road rash heals over time. Superficial scrapes heal up in 1 week. Little gouges into the skin take 2 weeks. Deeper gouges take about 3 weeks. Wounds with debris may get infected, so close follow-up with the doctor is important. Also, a tetanus booster shot may be needed. ...Read more
I have road rash on my left thigh from a bike accident that is 2 weeks old. I've recently developed a red bumps all along my leg. The road rash is red and tender to the touch. Should I be concerned?
Time for an eval: Any time you have an injury that is not getting better as you would expect, or is getting worse with increasing pain or redness, foul discharge, etc. You should see a physician for an evaluation. You don't want a minor and easily treatable infection to turn into something much more serious or potentially life threatening. Go get it looked at to make sure it is nothing serious. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: A rash from scraping of the skin on a rough surface can be very painful. Loosing time from work depends on how deep the lacerations (cuts) are and if they are infected. In addition, if the damage to the skin was more severe, needing repair surgery and extensive dressings, it may keep you from working, depending what your job may be. ...Read more
Keep clean: Gently clean with mild soap and water; avoid products like peroxide and alcohol which will not only kill the bad bugs, but also the cells trying to regrow tissue and fight infection. Otherwise, keep he wound moist with products like vaseline. Antibiotic ointment can be used if he wound is red, draining, or warm...But if that is true you really should see your dr. Oh, is your tetanus up to date? ...Read more
Antibiotic ointment: Clean the rash with soap and water. Soak the rash in clean water twice a day and pat dry. Apply either Bacitracin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment twice a day to the open or weeping skin until healed. Watch for signs of infection such as pus, redness spreading or increasing pain and fever. ...Read more
It varies: Many factors are involved in healing road rash. Expect it to take a week or so to stop weeping and likely 2-3 weeks to seal over. It can take a month or more for full healing. ...Read more
1 or two days: After the bleeding has stopped, the body will heal from within and push most of the pebbles and dirt to the surface. ...Read more
I have road rash on my palms and I am keeping it well covered with ointment. How long until the pain stops? I cannot shower
Road rash on shoulder cleaned w lpsaline n iodine should I continue with this routine should I air out the wound n a deep wound on feet n heal time?
Your wound cleaning is fine. Make sure to have some one else look at it so that there are no foreign particles embedded in the wound.
Make sure to get tetanus booster shoot. If you never took tetanus vaccine, now would be a good time. ...Read more
About a month ago I received some road rash on my face and forearm. Once the new pink skin has formed how long shoud I continue to cover it in vaselin?
Probably can stop:
The new skin is kind of like baby skin--it is fragile and will tend to be dry, so I would continue to use vaseline--just enough to keep it moist so it doesn't itch. Do not get it sunburned or suntanned until all the pink is gone-use a sunscreen with spf > 15. It will burn easily and if tanned, may tan permanently.
Good luck! ...Read more
How long does it take for a torn ligament or tendon to heal in the upper to middle of the back? Bad motorcycle accident on 8/17/2013. Hit by trooper!
Months: It can take a long time to heal torn ligaments, especially in areas like the back that you really can't give full rest to. Think of football players that get turf-toe and it bothers them the entire season - it's very similar. I would highly recommend physical therapy if not doing it. Can help you with alternative ways to sit/move/lie to reduce stress on that area of back. ...Read more
Depends: The deeper rash will likely fill in with granulation and scar tissue. It will look different from your normal skin and may have areas of numbness. The superficial areas will likely heal with only temporary redness left over, that should return to normal over months or years. ...Read more
Red: If the surrounding skin is red and swollen it is likely infected. If the drainage changes color or consistency it is likely getting infected. ...Read more
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