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What is the best type of bandaid to use on the palm of your hand if you fall off a skateboard?

What is the best type of bandaid to use on the palm of your hand if you fall off a skateboard?

Duct Tape: Believe it or not, applying duct tape after thoroughly cleansing the wound will protect the palm. Just let it fall off by itself. Stay safe! ...Read more

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I have a scrape from a skateboard that wont go away. Please help?

I have a scrape from a skateboard that wont go away. Please help?

Infected perhaps: Chronic nonhealing wounds that otherwise would expect to feel in a routine amount of time (to 10 days), are highly suspicious for being infected. You should seek medical attention to have the wound evaluated by a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my brother is obsessed with skateboards. What to do?

Could use your help docs! my brother is obsessed with skateboards. What to do?

He's safe, right?: If he's neglecting other aspects of his life because of this focus, that's still his business. Guys with Asperger's may develop very narrow interests but enjoy them thoroughly and they're not unhappy. Skateboarding could actually be a great way to make friends -- many narrowly-focused guys have trouble with this. If he's not wearing a helmet, buy him one and tell him you love him. ...Read more

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I rolled my ankle from skateboarding, should I be concerned?

I rolled my ankle from skateboarding, should I be concerned?

Depends...: How long ago was it done? Ankle sprains take a long time to heal. It would be better to break a bone because you would be put in a cast, appropriate rest would be given and recovery would be quick. 6 mos from now, you can still complain about ankle pain. Use ice, rest and support. If it goes longer than 3 weeks, seek medical attention from a Podiatrist or ankle specialist. ...Read more

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Skateboarding injuries are very common. What could I do to help prevent them?

Skateboarding injuries are very common. What could I do to help prevent them?

Choose the place: And wear rhe recommended padding in the danger areas, namely the head, knees and hands. ...Read more

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My dog keeps licking all of my wounds from my recent skateboard mishap, is this bad?

My dog keeps licking all of my wounds from my recent skateboard mishap, is this bad?

Yes: It's a great way to get an infection. YOu should be keeping the wounds clean and covered for best healing. ...Read more

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I fell while skateboarding on my wrist and I can determine whether it's broken or not.

I fell while skateboarding on my wrist and I can determine whether it's broken or not.

R/O WRIST FRACTURE: With that type of injury you need a wrist X-ray to rule out a fracture. Often the early swell in can obscure a stress fracture. If pain persists, a second X-ray or MRI is needed. Seek follow up with your doctor or ER eval if pain is severe. ...Read more