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JohnKScott 06-21-13 12:56 PM

Ya...I've got a few spots from crashes that when my arms and legs get tan in the summer show up as white spots. Scarred for life. That's me.

johnybutts 06-21-13 01:13 PM

I have freckles and those spots look like someone took an eraser to my freckles. Kinda funny.

thechemist 07-02-13 05:01 PM

So I get a tingling sensation in one of my hands occasionally like a dead leg feeling especially when I forget to wear gloves. Nothing that really bothers me but I wonder if it is from landing on it a few crits back. Has anyone experienced this and is it just bruising or non related?

shovelhd 07-02-13 09:11 PM

You probably did some nerve damage. It may take some time to regenerate.

waterrockets 07-02-13 09:45 PM

When I broke my collar bone, the jagged bone did some nerve damage that made it feel like my forearm had drying wood glue all over it. Kind of crunchy/flaky/sharp feeling. It went away completely.

thechemist 07-03-13 04:04 AM

Thanks guys

shovelhd 07-03-13 05:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by waterrockets (Post 15808936)
When I broke my collar bone, the jagged bone did some nerve damage that made it feel like my forearm had drying wood glue all over it. Kind of crunchy/flaky/sharp feeling. It went away completely.

Same with my shoulder. Sometimes it's sharp, sometimes tingly, sometimes like an itchy rash. It comes and goes.

If you want to know what my shoulder looks like, take a look at the shots of Ted King yesterday. Same injury, same place.

thechemist 08-07-13 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by loug (Post 13171521)
use neosporin, saran wrap and some masking tape. cover the rash with neo then cover the neo with saran wrap and tape in place. change at least 2 times a day. used to get lots of road rash longboarding and this seemed to work the best

I have been doing this and it works well. I am using an arm warmer over the Saran wrap.

thechemist 08-12-13 12:00 PM

So, what is everyone favorite NSAID for bruising/road rash?

Aleve really hasen't been cutting it for me and I will probably pair it with tylenol tomorrow. I just hate using acetaminophen.

waterrockets 08-12-13 12:23 PM

Ibuprofen for me.

Ygduf 09-06-13 08:41 PM

I re-hosted Ex's article on gdocs so you don't have to download it.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing

Also, if you crashed into poison oak I recommend you do the whole process.

hot shower
scrub
scrub more
pat dry with sterile bandage
apply tegaderm

then just go ahead and shoot yourself in the ****ing head. It ain't worth living with poison oak all over your body. technu, zanafel, heroine and sandpaper; I tried 'em all.

Ygduf 09-08-13 08:32 PM

so if you ever have road rash and are thinking "this tegaderm is expensive, how about new skin spray".

I say go for it. That was we can commiserate about what it feels like. I need someone else who knows.

sailor42 09-22-13 06:49 PM

Update from OP
 
The last of the scarring has now faded away. I'm still a faithful tagaderm user.

KantoBoy 10-23-13 12:32 AM

Got a question:

I have a scab from a "crash" that happened 3 weeks ago. It's taking a while to dry up. This might sound disgusting, but I tried to pry it open but I'm not sure if it's all dried up underneath. The light wounds surrounding it has already dried up and I removed by myself without no issues (it's not that deep surrounding it).

Do I just let it go by itself? It's been about 3 weeks now. I'm probably getting impatient but this is my first cycling related wound.

Thanks.

waterrockets 10-23-13 06:20 AM

It will come off on its own or with very little effort. It's not going to heal under there and not release the scab. Likely there's just a small area in the middle holding everything together. If it's really bugging you, soak it for a long time and see if it loosens up.

KantoBoy 10-24-13 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by waterrockets (Post 16183963)
It will come off on its own or with very little effort. It's not going to heal under there and not release the scab. Likely there's just a small area in the middle holding everything together. If it's really bugging you, soak it for a long time and see if it loosens up.

Thanks.

It actually came off today. I wore knee warmers and it just came off with it, lol.

Ygduf 10-24-13 09:32 AM

I wish this thread only appeared after breakfast hours were over.

billh92109 03-20-14 05:42 PM

Thanks for the thread guys - just had my first crash yesterday. Stocking up my car with goodies so I can clean, antibac, dry, and tegaderm on site (next time)

waterrockets 03-20-14 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by billh92109 (Post 16596701)
Thanks for the thread guys - just had my first crash yesterday. Stocking up my car with goodies so I can clean, antibac, dry, and tegaderm on site (next time)

Good luck, heal fast, ride on.

Lately, a big favorite for me is the tubular bandage with non-stick pads and neosporin. I think I like it better than tegaderm in the early days.

billh92109 03-20-14 07:57 PM

Hmm. Can the tube net go up the hip to hold on a pad up there?

revchuck 03-20-14 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by waterrockets (Post 16596881)
Lately, a big favorite for me is the tubular bandage with non-stick pads and neosporin. I think I like it better than tegaderm in the early days.

Dang, WR, how fargin' often do you crash? :eek:

waterrockets 03-20-14 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by revchuck (Post 16597038)
Dang, WR, how fargin' often do you crash? :eek:

Ah, been almost a year... but the kids!

waterrockets 03-20-14 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by billh92109 (Post 16596992)
Hmm. Can the tube net go up the hip to hold on a pad up there?

They are impressive. On tv, you'll see pros racing with them holding pads up during TdF stages, on knees and elbows. They stay on my kids, who are quite active.

aaronmcd 05-17-14 07:08 PM

Hey I haven't found any info on stickiness and pain to remove dressings. It hurts so bad it's really all I'm concerned about. So everyone saying to use tegaderm... does it not stick??

waterrockets 05-17-14 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 16767665)
Hey I haven't found any info on stickiness and pain to remove dressings. It hurts so bad it's really all I'm concerned about. So everyone saying to use tegaderm... does it not stick??

Tegaderm does not stick, and lubed w/neosporin nonstick pads held in place with tubular bandages do not stick. If you get sticking dressings from other methods, take a bath and soak for 20 minutes -- it will help a bit.


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