1 doctor weighed in:

What is the best way to treat abrasions from motorcycle crash without going to er?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Louise Andrew
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Very carefully

You have to be sure that you have every bit of debris from the road out of the rash, and this is hard to do if it is swollen and painful without an anesthetic.
Try doing it under running water, cold alternating with very warm. Also, you need a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in 10 years. If redness, pain increase or if you get fever, you should see someone to get antibiotics.

In brief: Very carefully

You have to be sure that you have every bit of debris from the road out of the rash, and this is hard to do if it is swollen and painful without an anesthetic.
Try doing it under running water, cold alternating with very warm. Also, you need a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in 10 years. If redness, pain increase or if you get fever, you should see someone to get antibiotics.
Dr. Louise Andrew
Dr. Louise Andrew
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors