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Fell off bike. What can I do to soothe the abrasions?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Calendula lotion
You can bathe the abrasions with calendula lotion -- you can find this at whole foods or other health food store.
Use the kind without alcohol in it, or it could burn. Calendula is made from a plant, which can speed your healing. I would let the abrasions be in the open air to make scab, and then do not disturb. Your body knows what to do.

In brief: Calendula lotion
You can bathe the abrasions with calendula lotion -- you can find this at whole foods or other health food store.
Use the kind without alcohol in it, or it could burn. Calendula is made from a plant, which can speed your healing. I would let the abrasions be in the open air to make scab, and then do not disturb. Your body knows what to do.
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