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How Long Does Road Rash 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
A few weeks: Depending on severity, like a burn, 2 to 6 weeks. ...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
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
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 on of the depth of your injuries, your health status and how clean you keep the wound ...Read more
3 to 6 months : It usually takes 3 to 6 months. ...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 seem to be improving normally, you should see a physician to see if there is an additional problem. ...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
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 on what your job may be. ...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
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
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
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
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
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 someone 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
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
See wound doc: A wound that hasn't healed in that long likely has some other factors delaying healing that need to be addressed. Road rash is similar to a burn, so if yours hasn't healed in over a year, it was likely essentially a full thickness or "3rd degree burn" type of injury. It may even need to be skin grafted, or may be infected but would need to see in person. ...Read more
In the case of road rash, how large of an area can be treated at home? And when should medical help be sought?
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
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
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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