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Crash, skin, fix
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What's your favourite thing to use to cover up superficial wounds, following a crash? You know...random example, a big red patch on the hip area....the one that sticks to your underwear, and when you take the underwear off, you cry like a little girl, seeing the skin being peeled off...
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Re: Crash, skin, fix [Francois] [ In reply to ]
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forget the hip. Is the Argon 18 E-112 okay?

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Re: Crash, skin, fix [ATC] [ In reply to ]
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of course...brake lever a tad bruised, but no paint chip, thanks to my careful body sliding under the frame :)
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Re: Crash, skin, fix [Francois] [ In reply to ]
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Go to Walgrens and get "Second Skin".

There's a clear bandage that has "sticky" only on the edges. The middle just covers your booboo. Keep it covered, it'll heal from the inside. If it scabs over .... scrape it off. Keep it soft and covered.

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Re: Crash, skin, fix [zipp] [ In reply to ]
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tried that stuff before, and never found it particularly effective.
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Re: Crash, skin, fix [Francois] [ In reply to ]
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Tegaderm (relatively easy to find) or better yet, duoderm.

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Re: Crash, skin, fix [Francois] [ In reply to ]
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What's your favourite thing to use to cover up superficial wounds, following a crash? You know...random example, a big red patch on the hip area....the one that sticks to your underwear, and when you take the underwear off, you cry like a little girl, seeing the skin being peeled off...

Tegaderm....it can even be "shingled" to cover over injuries larger than the individual sheets. Just make sure that the adhesive edges are either on clean, dry skin or another sheet (if shingled).

If you do it right, you should be able to leave it on for a couple of days and even take showers with it on. If the wound is "weeping" significantly, "draw" a line of antibiotic ointment across the lower edge of the sheet (to prevent it from sticking there) and then tape a gauze pad at that "drain" you just created. It's a LOT easier to just change that one gauze pad that's NOT stuck to the wound ;-)



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Re: Crash, skin, fix [Francois] [ In reply to ]
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Tegaderm.
If you know anyone who works in a hospital they can get large sheets of it.
will fill with fluid on road rash but works great and allows the wound to Breathe
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Re: Crash, skin, fix [Francois] [ In reply to ]
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These guys, and some tape, ace bandage or net bandage to hold them in place:

http://www.americarx.com/Products/6328.html
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Re: Crash, skin, fix [Francois] [ In reply to ]
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Carrington Gel, a burn treatment that works very well.

Here's some info:

http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/features/roadrash.shtml




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Re: Crash, skin, fix [Francois] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Crash, skin, fix [Lazy Ben] [ In reply to ]
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I'm gonna go with that, and a side of tegaderm ;-)


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Re: Crash, skin, fix [Lazy Ben] [ In reply to ]
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Damn, that stuff stings!

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