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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. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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


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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 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 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?

Inclusion cyst milia: Inclusion cysts are quite common after a resurfacing injury. While a moisturizing agent to promote epitheliazation is usually recommended, excessive use may promote the formation of these cysts or pimples. Occasionally other reasons like persistent foreign bodies or herpes outbreak may also be responsible. Discuss with a physician. ...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 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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Does skin grow back after a bad road rash?

Does skin grow back after a bad road rash?

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

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Could i clean the road rash (abrasions) with hot water?

Could i clean the road rash (abrasions) with hot water?

Yes: Best to use a good soap and water , then apply Neosporin and cover to keep from drying out. All will heal in time, often without scarring. Keep riding. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more