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Healing Road Rash
I have had road rash since christmas day but no asphalt got into it is there anyway of getting the scar off of my side without professional treatment?
Depends: Depends on how big, deep these scars are and which body part. As it turns out, I would likely have somebody take a look at the wounds/scars and make the best treatment choices. Honey, Neosporin would have been some early alternatives but perhaps a visual inspection will give you more information. Good luck ...Read more
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
I have I week old road rash from bicycle crash. Healing well, on Rx antibiotic. Very dry,burns extremely bad when I stand after siting. Use lotion?
Well, yes, but: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them and you'd want to watch for infection. Tightness occurs mostly when it is healing correctly. The ingredients in lotions and antibiotic cremes overlap significantly, and would moisturize but still protect from infection. ...Read more
Road rash two weeks ago healing up great doctor said in healthy but that my arms a little swollen but it doesn't hurt at all, maybe primary swelling?
How you heal: New small blood vessels don't have quite such thick walls as they do when they mature, and they leak a little bit. This is normal. Best wishes. ...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
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
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