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How do I treat road rash from a bicycling accident?

How do I treat road rash from a bicycling accident?

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

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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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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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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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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 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

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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 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 have road rash on my left thigh from a bike accident that is 2 weeks old. I've recently developed a red bumps all along my leg. The road rash is red and tender to the touch. Should i be concerned?

Time for an eval: Any time you have an injury that is not getting better as you would expect, or is getting worse with increasing pain or redness, foul discharge, etc. You should see a physician for an evaluation. You don't want a minor and easily treatable infection to turn into something much more serious or potentially life threatening. Go get it looked at to make sure it is nothing serious. Good luck. ...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