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I was in a crash on a fireroad 10 days ago where a fairly large portion of the skin on my forearm and shoulders went missing. :eek:
I put on neosporin with bacitrin and zinc daily with non stick pads and wrap.
New pink skin as come up now and doesn't look too bad except the bright contrast since I have fairy tan skin otherwise.
On the large scrapes, there's a bunch of small red bumps, many of them filled with a bit of fluid.. kind of like when you have a real bad mosquito bite. It also itches around that area, but there's no swelling or fever.
Is this due to the pads rubbing in that area, or having the bandages and ointment on too long (no air flow really...and too much moisture?). Thought i'd get an opinion here b4 i go see my doc.
 

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Hmm...

If your wreck was 10 days ago, you may want to go see a doc. It's hard to say, but there could be an infection, or it could be the normal healing process. Scrapes usually itch when they heal, I've found, but I don't know what to tell you about the red bumps. Do you have any pics?
 

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I had a similar injury about a month ago and had pretty much the same thing. I did basically what you did as far as treating it. But an MD friend of mine suggested that I keep doing what I was doing but remove the dressings to let it dry for a few hours a day. Seemed to do the trick.
 

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I'm in the healing process of some road rash. My knee got scaped up pretty bad. For the first few days i kept it cleaned and dressed. Yesterday i started to keep the bandage off for a little while to let the wound air dry. That seems to help out with the healing.
 

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Went to the doc, said the red bumps are just from the "burn". Said to leave the bandages off
if possible, use vitamin e oil to prevent serious scarring. it caused quite a scene at my meetings today since i went in with no bandages :eekster:

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Owww! How fast were you going when you wrecked?
My thoughts exactly!! Were you being pulled behind a car or something?!?!:eek: :nono:
 

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The picture is what it looked like 10 days later.. I'll see if I can post up the immediate results after the crash. I was heading out of the trails, probably 200 yards from the car jetting down a nice wide fireroad at about 20mph. I guess it was the combination of the heat, and being tired after a long ride, I wasn't paying too much attention, I went around a turn too fast, and slid out.
It took me by surprise, so I didn't even get a chance to stick out a leg or put out a hand to break the fall. Went right over on my side, hit my head on the ground, got a minor concussion. Things were a bit hazy the first 30 minutes or so.. so I don't remember much.

Luckily, the carnage on my cheekbone went away pretty quickly, in a matter of a few days. The stuff on my shoulder is pretty cleared out, but still pink. The forearm has dried out and doesn't look as mucky now, but there's still the red bumps that are taking their sweet time to disappear.

Lesson learned.. rest for a few minutes, eat something b4 heading back to the downhill to the car. And maybe don't day dream while doing downhill either. :skep:
 
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