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Health, Diet and Nutrition As with any medical advice received on the innernet, buyer beware, and you really should run it by your doctor first.

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Old 07-23-2008, 12:15 PM
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Default Road Rash - How long does it take to heal?

So I'm sitting here cleaning out my road rash with alcohol (ouch!) and applying iodine and Neosporin... how long is this going to last? I've got a biz trip coming up soon, then taking the kids to Disneyland. I need to not worry about the road rash. No pictures, I think we all know what road rash looks like.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:17 PM
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Got them twice; largest patch the size of my palm. For the large patches, it took me 2 weeks for the surface skin to "close".
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Got them twice; largest patch the size of my palm. For the large patches, it took me 2 weeks for the surface skin to "close".
Good to know (thanks), that's about the size I have on my hip. I also have a bunch of smaller but deeper ones on my arm. Two weeks is when I'm leaving for my trip. I hope I heal fast!
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Last time I had bad road rash, someone told me to put aloe on it to reduce the scarring.

Somebody else told me I was too old to worry about scarring so I didn't try it.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:29 PM
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Try Tagaderm...it works very well...
Best ointment I have used is Brave Soldier!!
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:32 PM
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Last time I had bad road rash, someone told me to put aloe on it to reduce the scarring.

Somebody else told me I was too old to worry about scarring so I didn't try it.
We have to flaunt our battle scars!
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Try Tagaderm...it works very well...
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I had a few big scrapes from a fall last year. I got tegaderm over large portions of the scrape before it scabbed. The sections that were covered with the tegaderm never scabbed over and healed in just over a week. The portions not covered scabbed over and healed in about 2 weeks.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:36 PM
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Try Tagaderm...it works very well...
Best ointment I have used is Brave Soldier!!
I'll have to try the tagaderm. It's much better than my method. I"m using gauze pads during the day and night but it keeps sticking to the rash. Is Brave Soldier sold locally anywhere?
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:37 PM
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+infinity.

I had a few big scrapes from a fall last year. I got tegaderm over large portions of the scrape before it scabbed. The sections that were covered with the tegaderm never scabbed over and healed in just over a week. The portions not covered scabbed over and healed in about 2 weeks.
ditto, tegaderm works great. Call around, though, not all drugstore's carry it.
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