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    Answer me this.

    Why is it that i can crash and break my right clavicle, and it heals faster then the road rash i got in the crash.
    Seven weeks and still dealing with the road rash.
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    That sounds odd. Road rash always heals fast for me.


    Try going to a doctor. 7 weeks is too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericm979 View Post
    That sounds odd. Road rash always heals fast for me.


    Try going to a doctor. 7 weeks is too long.
    Yep been to see him and he gave me a Antibiotic cream 2 weeks ago.

    Come to think of it i wonder if me being on plavix is part of it Hmmmm.
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    Plavix could be it. You might ask your doc.
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    did you use tegaderm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Val23708 View Post
    did you use tegaderm?
    Don't know what it is so i would say no.
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    Deficiencies of vitamins A, C, and zinc impair normal wound-healing.

    Vitamins A and C are usually easy to get plenty of.

    I take a Zinc supplement (Safeway Brand, does not cost much). Works for me.
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    Clavicle is a bone that has a good blood supply and is enclosed in your shoulder. Road rash is an open wound that gets moved around and irritated by shirts, sheets, etc, so that could also explain it.

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    I recently had road rash on both my knees after I crashed 3 months ago. For two weeks I used gauze and antibiotic cream. Then I tried just the gauze, thinking that the antibiotic cream is keeping it moist and is preventing it from healing. No help.

    Out of desperation I took some super glue and covered both wounds. The road rash dried up by the next day and healed completely within a week.
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    Your best bet for healing w/o scarring is to keep the wound(s) moist and covered. To that end, there are products, like Tegaderm, which are very good because all you have to do is clean the wound thoroughly, and then apply a large enough patch to cover the wound for 7-10 days, and just let it do its thing. I forget what the medical stuff inside the bandage is (it's called a hydrocolloid dressing), but its job is to absorb all the leaking fluid that would otherwise seep out of an open wound and promote new skin growth underneath. It's pretty neat stuff because the bandage keeps the clothes off the wound, so you can do what you would normally do, even ride, and it's waterproof so you can take showers and stuff w/o changing the dressing.

    If you have large areas of road rash it may take more than one dressing change, but it'll definitely be less painful than letting it dry out and scab -> leads to scarring.
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    I wouldn't ride with tegaderm on. sweat tends to from bubbles under it and then it doesn't stick to well. It works great in the shower though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t4mv View Post
    Your best bet for healing w/o scarring is to keep the wound(s) moist and covered.
    +1 Worked for me. My face was the area of concern...

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