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Old 08-09-06, 11:33 AM   #1
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Tegaderm

Lost my wheel in a tight corner while racing last night. Slid across the asphalt from 30mph until I finally got to zero. Seemed like I was sliding forever.

Couple guys from another team came over and repeated "Tegaderm" over and over so I wouldn't forget.

I went to Walgreen's and picked some up. I'm wearing it all over the right side of my body today.

I am now a converted Tegaderm disciple.

Many of you may know the product.

For those that don't,

Keep it on hand in your medicine kit.

It makes road rash at least tolerable.
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Old 08-09-06, 02:13 PM   #2
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Another very good treatment is scrub till you scream with Betadine, then use Silver Sufadine (sp?) cream. Its used to treat 3rd degree burns, very soothing and no scarring. Scrip only, though.
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Old 08-10-06, 10:01 AM   #3
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Another very good treatment is scrub till you scream with Betadine, then use Silver Sufadine (sp?) cream. Its used to treat 3rd degree burns, very soothing and no scarring. Scrip only, though.
You can skip the scrub-till-you-scream part. Betadine on open wounds can actually inhibit healing, and the Silvadene (brand name for Silver Sulfadiazine) cream has its own antimicrobial properties. Soap and water without screaming should suffice.
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Tegaderm is awesome. I use these too. First Aid Advanced Care. They stayed on at the waterparks, etc in Orlando.
http://www.walgreens.com/store/produ...&id=prod392859
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Tegaderm is awesome. I use these too. First Aid Advanced Care. They stayed on at the waterparks, etc in Orlando.
http://www.walgreens.com/store/produ...&id=prod392859
+1 I've used those kinds of bandages to good effect.

What is Tegaderm like?
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+1 I've used those kinds of bandages to good effect.

What is Tegaderm like?
Tegaderm is basically a slightly porous, sticky plastic wrap-like material. It may just be the hospital name for the stuff you've used.

You do need to start with a clean wound, though. Bacteria love warm, moist places, and some juicy road rash under a piece of Tegaderm is a 14-course meal for them.
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You can skip the scrub-till-you-scream part. Betadine on open wounds can actually inhibit healing, and the Silvadene (brand name for Silver Sulfadiazine) cream has its own antimicrobial properties. Soap and water without screaming should suffice.

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Tegaderm helped me heal very quickly from my recent crash-- love the stuff.
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A good site for treating road rash...

http://www.freewheel.com/mvw/cure.htm
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I love the stuff... a lot better than gauze.
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