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So yesterday I was enjoying a nice 4th of July ride,and came to an area at my usual riding spot with low hanging foliage.I usually just duck under it,but I didn't duck low enough,and managed to stuff about three feet of tree branch down the back of my jersey at 20 mph.I snapped of the branch which was pretty thick..."about two inches in diameter",and now my back looks like I slid down a cheese grater.In my quest to speed healing I'm wondering how you guys treat your wounds?
I got home...jumped in the shower to wash of the initial blood.dirt,and skin etc.I had my wife scrub my back with anti bacterial soap,let the wounds bleed freely,and then jumped back in the shower.Then we dumped a-lot of hydrogen peroxide on the wounds until they stopped fizzing.Any tips to promote healing???I'm heading down to the store to grab some desensitizing spray to deaden the exposed nerve endings etc,and perhaps some Neosporin.Any ideas on if I should bandage,or just leave the raw areas open to the air???
 

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I'm no expert, buy i'd load it up with neosporin and lightly bandage. Good luck sleeping on your stomach for a while.

How bout some nasty pics?
 

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Thanks for the info I had called the local pharmacy earlier,and they said the same.My wife is picking up supplies on the way home from work
Here is a pic of what the center of my back looks like between the shoulder blades,and the base of my neck.The other areas below are loaded with deep scratches,and nasty raised welts... some over a foot in length ,...pretty tasty:thumbsup:

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make sure to get all the dirt out by gently scrubbing, and yep, neosporin/bacitracin and a light bandage (let it breathe while keeping it covered) that you change frequently. it will get yucky quickly. when it's scabbed over and not stinging anymore, you won't need the bandage. cocoa butter or vitamin e oil will help speed the skin recovery/scarring. and sunscreen. keeps any scarring from thickening and darkening.
 
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