Leather all around--- -Keep it as clean as possible---bacitration daily-and let it breath-when it starts to heal up use a moisturizer to help heal the skin along---as for any pain--advil is the best recommendation
Yeah road rash sucks, but I didn't go down on my motorcycle. I recently picked up a job riding a scooter which pulls a trailer with an ad for clubs on it. I work from 9pm-2am in the morning, no breaks. I was riding home on the highway at 2am in the morning, hit a huge pot hole and got bucked right off the scooter!!! Considering the speed and the fact that I didn't have a jacket on, I fared pretty well with only really bad road rash on my elbows and knees. Ouch!!!!
Thanks for the tips!
I used to ride downhill skateboards and touched street luging a little... I can tell you.. ROAD RASH SUCKS!
Some of my road rash incidents were more painful then one accident that ended in 2 days in the hospital, but then again morphine is good stuff.
I have found this product, unfortunetly the name escapes me, but it works wonders. Hurts at first to apply but it is great. There is a liquid and a more thicker one, basically the gel like one moisturizes, cleans and also has a pain killer...
Wear your leathers! I have seen some nasty roadrash shots from fellow skaters.
Its the type of injury you get when you scrape the ground and loose a layer or two of skin... Its called road rash I guess because its not a very deep "cut" or injury but it is very painful and hard to deal with if there is a lot of it...
For me as a downhill skater a while back it was your worst enemy, not a lot of serious injury's from falls but road rash was very common.
The remedy used to treat patients at a lot of hospitals is mayonaise rubbed on the injury site. I have seen ER docs use it many times on patients I have brought in. He just has them rubbed down in it, leaves it sitting for a while and then washes off. After the fact though antibacterial ointment would be the best bet.
Riding and drinking or riding after drinking booze is a way.
Riding someone else's bike your not used to.
Not keeping tire pressure up.
Going into a curve way too fast at night.
These will all give you the rash.
My treatment involves drinking lots of liquid of various types.