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How can you reduce the appearance of road rash scars?

How can you reduce the appearance of road rash scars?

Moisture: Removing all debris at the time of injury can help in the longterm cosmesis. In general keeping the area gently moist with a handcream can help it heal in a healthy manner. There may be mild improvement with the use of a vit a cream. If the wound becomes raised as a response to the abrasive trauma, a Hydrocortisone cream may have a minimal improvment. Sadly, road rash often has unsightly cosmesis. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I met with a road rash about a month ago... My knees scar got pink... In how many days it will disappear complete?

I met with a road rash  about a month ago... My knees scar got pink... In how many days it will disappear complete?

It won't: You will probably have a scar for the rest of your life. I'm glad it came from an adventure, perhaps even a time you were enjoying, and that you did not sustain a more serious injury. There is no such thing as a perfect body, and scars give us character, letting others know we have lived. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a scarring on my face from road rash. Why am i getting pimples only on the scar tissue?

I have a scarring on my face from road rash. Why am i getting pimples only on the scar tissue?

It's normal: For probably unclear reasons, that injured skin is more susceptible to developing pimples. Be sure that the products you use to cleanse and moisturize are non-comedogenic. If they don't say they are, assume they aren't and that they will clog your pores and create problems. ...Read more

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3 1/2 months since i grazed my face on asphalt. Still a brown/red mark but is it road rash? will vitamin E scar serum/bio oil help and make it go?

3 1/2 months since i grazed my face on asphalt. Still a brown/red mark but is it road rash? will vitamin E scar serum/bio oil help and make it go?

Healing abrasion: It seems like 3.5 months is a long time for these marks to persist, but that time frame is very common. Road rash is used to generally describe any abrasion that results from a sports injury, usually from bicycle/motorcycle riding. There are individual reports that vitamin E serum/bio oil may help with scarring, but it is not universally endorsed. It will gradually fade.Did you get tetanus updated ...Read more

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I recently fell on the concrete and got road rash on my face 3 days ago. i picked scabs off for the most part. its slightly pink will it scar.

I recently fell on the concrete and got road rash on my face 3 days ago. i picked scabs off for the most part. its slightly pink will it scar.

Dont pick scabs!: Picking scabs will cause scarring--the scab gets attached to the fresh developing skin and when you pull on the scab it will pull the new skin also and can create scarring. Let the scab fall off naturally in the shower. Use neosporin or another antibiotic cream after washing the scab with warm water and mild soap. ...Read more

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I got hit by a car on my bike. Now I have road rash on my face. How do I prevent it from scarring?

I got hit by a car on my bike. Now I have road rash on my face. How do I prevent it from scarring?

Keep clean: wash with soap and water,keep clean,apply neosporin.after it heals make sure you use extra sun screen on that area. ...Read more

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My 6 year old fell off his bike and has major road rash on his face. what can we do to prevent scarring?

My 6 year old fell off his bike and has major road rash on his face. what can we do to prevent scarring?

Keep wound clean: Apply bacitracin ointment to his face after you have thoroughly washed the wound with tap water. Keep the wound dry and it should heal without complications. If there is pain swelling or redness after 48 hours, you must see your Pediatrician for further treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a god way to heal road rash from falling?

Is there a god way to heal road rash from falling?

Abrasions: The first treatment for "road rash" is cleaning the area thoroughly with soap and water and applying an antibiotic cream like bacitracin. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more