I'm planning on doing the 100km GS ride at Mt Torrens next weekend and need some advice re riding with the residual effects from last weekend's fall. Essentially I have a palm-sized area of skin about 4-5 inches below my hip that is absent its top few layers of skin that's slowly healing but will likely be pretty pink still next week. Its currently covered in optiflex with a combine dressing to absorb anything that escapes. For those that have ridden with similar injuries, what advice can you provide for protecting it from rubbing against knicks?
Can't help much with this I'm afraid but someone on site will know. My only suggestion is if the wound is still weeping then get some Medi-Pulv from chemist (think I also saw it in Coles?). It's an antiseptic powder that is fabulous for drying weeping wounds and speeding up healing time. Otherwise, just don't wear the knicks ;-)
I second the MediPulv powder. I use it for everything and it helps skin wounds heal seriously quickly.
you can get spray on skin at the chemist.
It will make your eyes water for about 15 seconds and then it dries a bit and pain goes and you can get on with your life.
... try it before the ride ... I think it's a wonder product.
It make more than just you eyes water. Great stuff, but man, does it sting !!!
PM Rob "Chewbacca" Rau. He's skinned himself and continued to ride. He's also a nurse. He'll be back from Ride For Repat later tomorrow.
Yeah, but Rob would ride with two broken legs so maybe not a good idea Gill.
Shhhh!! One of us is trying to be helpful here.
Steroid topical ointment will speed healing.
can you use the term steroid on a site like this?
There are a self adhesive paper tape wound dressings (from chemist) that you could cover the area with.
would the baggy nix that the MTB riders use be worth a thought?
A medico put a silver sulphide ointment on my wounds and covered with self adhesive paper tape. I was surprised how quickly the wounds improved with the ointment, quicker than other scratches, insect bites, leech bites, etc. I bought some paper tape dressing and found it needed a THICK application of ointment under it. A few times pulled the scabs off so more bleeding, before I gave up on the paper tape.
My baggies all fit like regular nix inside, just baggy outer covering to hide the lycra.