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Old 06-28-18, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by scheibo View Post
Thanks. I'm pretty well equipped with tegaderm/gauze/non stick pads/colloidal silver/topical antibiotic/etc, and already had 2 doctors/nurses spend the better part of an hour cleaning the wounds and picking out debris. I want to go the moist healing route because I believe it will be faster healing and reduce scarring. My hip wound is too large for tegaderm currently (at least, the biggest sheets they had at the doctors/pharamacy), but until it reduces saran wrap actually seems like a pretty cool idea - i hadn't heard of that one before. Thanks!
Moist

Tegaderm is a breathable membrane - saran wrap is not.
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Old 06-29-18, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
Moist

Tegaderm is a breathable membrane - saran wrap is not.
that infection is going to be pretty nasty 7 months on!
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Old 07-02-18, 07:09 AM
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Whatever happened to Scheibo?

He was here a lot. Then he was gone. Like Doge.
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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
Whatever happened to Scheibo?

He was here a lot. Then he was gone. Like Doge.
Last I saw him he indicated he was moving to Canada. No internet up there, eh.
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I've mostly returned to lurking this forum every few weeks. Been riding poorly and not racing. Work was frustrating for a while and as Ygduf mentions I was supposed to move back to Canada, but that fell through when the comp ended up being terrible and I was able to negotiate for pretty much the same role in Cali. I haven't rage quit BF a la Doge just yet, but thanks for remembering me.
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Thanks for all the info in this sticky. Followed everyone’s advice. Healed up quite nicely. It hurt more than I thought, and the oozing mess was disgusting.

Thank you.
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My advice that will expedite the healing process as well as reduce scarring is to keep the wound wet. I prefer Neosporin, but any antibiotic ointment will work. As for the sticking to the wound, when removing the bandage, make sure not to pull straight away from the skin. Instead, keep the bandage close to the skin and pull backwards.
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Originally Posted by BlondeBikerBoy View Post
My advice that will expedite the healing process as well as reduce scarring is to keep the wound wet. I prefer Neosporin, but any antibiotic ointment will work. As for the sticking to the wound, when removing the bandage, make sure not to pull straight away from the skin. Instead, keep the bandage close to the skin and pull backwards.
+1 Neosporin
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Old 02-28-19, 01:02 PM
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Not a question of if, but when

Crashing sucks. I went down hard in September 2018 and dealt with recovering road rash to my right side (butt and shoulder).

My local Hospital Emergency dressed my road rash with a product call Mepilex Border for the larger area, and Mepitel and gauze for the smaller areas. The Emergency nurse told me that "our body is pretty good at healing itself, and that the wound needs to stew its own juices". I changed it after the first 4 days, and after 8 days it was pretty much healed.

I trusted her, and was super happy for the advice, and the results.
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