Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    BF Avatar Zombie Hunter Jseis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    SW Washington state on the ocean!
    My Bikes
    1973 Motobecane Grand Jubilee, 1981 Centurion Super LeMans, 2010 Gary Fisher Wahoo, '03 Colnago Dream Lux, several older family Treks
    Posts
    1,081
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Road rash healing. Been using bag balm with good results, any similar experiences?

    After a nasty crack up a few 2 1/2 weeks ago that road rashed my right side (knee, thigh, arm, shoulder) I started with neosporin and then switched to Bag Balm to help clear up the road rash. My right knee cap was particularly bad as round flexing areas don't heal particularly well with large wound areas. I wore shorts mostly but when wearing pants, I would bandage the area to keep clothing abrasion away. Pretty pleased with using the Bag Balm...any similar experiences with BB or similar products?
    Amerika, Land of the Very Brief.

  2. #2
    apocryphal sobriquet J.C. Koto's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Star City, NE
    My Bikes
    2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker "The Truckerino"
    Posts
    902
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've heard it through the grapevine that many people have used and highly recommend Tegaderm for road-rash-type abrasion wounds. Not the same as an ointment but apparently protects the wound while allowing it to breathe and heal.

    I personally don't like ointments for more than a short time (like a day) because I had a bad experience with neosporin suffocating a wound which ironically made it fester..

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    1,529
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Tegaderm works well and it's pretty interesting to observe the wound as it heals.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    North Texas
    My Bikes
    Fuji Robaix, Specialized Stumpjumper
    Posts
    78
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My wife has been treating at a wound clinic (not bike related) and they gave her some Medihoney. Miracle stuff. OTC. I got some just to have around the house just in case.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Allen, TX
    My Bikes
    Look 585
    Posts
    1,399
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jseis View Post
    After a nasty crack up a few 2 1/2 weeks ago that road rashed my right side (knee, thigh, arm, shoulder) I started with neosporin and then switched to Bag Balm to help clear up the road rash. My right knee cap was particularly bad as round flexing areas don't heal particularly well with large wound areas. I wore shorts mostly but when wearing pants, I would bandage the area to keep clothing abrasion away. Pretty pleased with using the Bag Balm...any similar experiences with BB or similar products?
    Bag Balm is good for many things. I use it for chamois crème, but it will stain the chamois -- if you care about that. I've even read that it can be used to grow hair on your head -- that had yet to be confirmed.

  6. #6
    apocryphal sobriquet J.C. Koto's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Star City, NE
    My Bikes
    2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker "The Truckerino"
    Posts
    902
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bikepro View Post
    Bag Balm is good for many things. I use it for chamois crème, but it will stain the chamois -- if you care about that. I've even read that it can be used to grow hair on your head -- that had yet to be confirmed.
    'Fraid not, buddy <-- That shiny dome is a picture of my hair, or lack thereof, and Bag Balm did not help. Probably feels good on a mildly sunburned scalp, though.

  7. #7
    Velocommuter Commando Sirrus Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    My Bikes
    '88 Specialized Sirrus, '89 Alpine Monitor Pass, two '70 Raligh Twenties, '07 Schwinn Town & Country Trike, '07 Specialized Sirrus Hybrid
    Posts
    2,557
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CandSAdventures View Post
    My wife has been treating at a wound clinic (not bike related) and they gave her some Medihoney. Miracle stuff. OTC. I got some just to have around the house just in case.
    Worked for the Ancient Egyptians!
    Riding 19 Years of Specialized Sirrus Tradition.
    Live in Houston? Come to http://bicyclecommutehouston.blogspot.com/
    1988 Specialized Sirrus, 1989 Alpine Monitor Pass MTB, 2007 Specialized Sirrus 700C hybrid, 2007 Schwinn Town & Country trike, 1970 "Resto-Improved" Raleigh 20, 1970 "WIP" Raleigh 20, and 1980 "WIP" Schwinn Town & Country trike

  8. #8
    Senior Member rydabent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Lincoln Ne
    My Bikes
    RANS Stratus TerraTrike Cruiser
    Posts
    4,176
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As a one time farm boy, I agree that Bag Balm is really good stuff.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    IL-USA
    Posts
    1,611
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jseis View Post
    ... Pretty pleased with using the Bag Balm...any similar experiences with BB or similar products?
    Bag Balm is not what some would consider ideal for the simple reason that it is mostly petroleum jelly, and petroleum jelly dries out your skin--which is usually the very opposite of what you wanted.

    One can purchase anhydrous lanolin on eBay pretty cheap. It does pretty much the same thing (keeps your skin soft) but it is a natural wax, not an oil.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •