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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 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

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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

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Is gauze useful to treat road rash after a motorcycle accident?

Is gauze useful to treat road rash after a motorcycle accident?

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

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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?

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

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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

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I just crashed my bike and my road rash has purple color to it how long willit take to heal?

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

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