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    Grazes/road rash type things. Normally (and so far) I leave them uncovered and don't put anything on them. (Maybe antiseptic early on if necessary)

    Equally, the last grazes I had were on my knees from the bike crash and were typical road rash, weepy and yucky. As they dried and scabbed, generally the scab was encouraged to go away!!!! (I know, stupid woman!)


    So this time I have a weird graze on my face (bit like road rash but from flat tiles on a floor, wet and yucky to start but now dried up) - it's now nice and dry, but itchy. Desperately trying not to rub it or 'lose' the scab early cos my face has no noticable scars at the mo!! LOL Weirdly, I'd like to try and keep it that way!! LOL


    I don't have a lot of option for stuff to use on an itchy graze - Sudocrem, coconut oil, coconut oil with lavendar essential oil or lavendar essential oil. The coconut oil mix didn't seem to work that well the other day, just made it a bit yucky again. Soooooo ??


    Help - anyone recommend one of those to use or something I might be able to get easily tomorrow when I'm in town??

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    Default Re: Treating a Graze??

    If you got the graze from floor tiles then go and see a Dr, all sorts of nasty shit on floors.

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    Default Re: Treating a Graze??

    My grandma used to use TCP for everything.

    Leg amputation, TCP.
    Common Cold, TCP on your chest.
    Leg cramps, TCP
    Genital warts, TCP

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    Default Re: Treating a Graze??

    Seriously? WTF

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    This spray plaster is antispetic on application, reducing the risk of infection.
    This antispetic spray must be a new thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irie View Post
    This antispetic spray must be a new thing.
    Unlike just antiseptic spray this leaves a ‘skin’to keep dirt out and also prevent itching etc ..

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    Default Re: Treating a Graze??

    When I were a Lad. I used to carry 30 grade sandpaper int back pocket , just to make sure that thine scuffed knees were proper scuffed up befowa got myself ome.

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    I've got to ask.
    Err... how did you get this injury?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irie View Post
    If you got the graze from floor tiles then go and see a Dr, all sorts of nasty shit on floors.
    LOL It's ok, I mopped the floor after!! No, seriously, it's healing fine. No nasties, just itches as it's healing and I'm trying to stop that bit so I don't cause problems by opening it up if the scab isn't 'ready' to come off!!



    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    My grandma used to use TCP for everything.

    Leg amputation, TCP.
    Common Cold, TCP on your chest.
    Leg cramps, TCP
    Genital warts, TCP
    I do have a small bottle of TCP in the cupboard and there it stays if I have a graze of any sort cos fcking hell it hurts!!! LOL


    I won't use it again as I don't like to cover grazes - they need air to dry out and heal up


    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper View Post
    Seriously? WTF
    It's me, remember??!! Or is the WTF cos I'm actually asking??



    Quote Originally Posted by Nobbynumbnut View Post
    When I were a Lad. I used to carry 30 grade sandpaper int back pocket , just to make sure that thine scuffed knees were proper scuffed up befowa got myself ome.
    I have no need. When I scuff a knee, it has no need of any kind of sandpaper, I do a proper job first time! I just normally manage to avoid my face hitting the groung. I don't actually remember ever having a black eye before this incident !!



    Quote Originally Posted by demographic View Post
    I've got to ask.
    Err... how did you get this injury?
    Fell down a flight of stairs head first on Saturday afternoon. Landed on my forehead/face then shoulder. Smacked a knee on a step en route and grazed the other when it hit the ground after trying to fold myself over the wrong way!!

    Everything is healing ok, just not used to itchy grazes/scabs on my face (knees are normal cos I trip/fall a lot - just not usually down stairs )



    Pic from earlier





    Forgot that I hit my shoulder as well - luckily the good shoulder, not the bad one!


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    A professional answer... . Is to keep wound surfaces moist for them to heal quickest. If they dry out, healing slows down a lot.

    First though flush the wound repeatedly ideally with salt-water . The home-made strength is one teaspoonful to a pint. Or buy a 500ml of sterile saline from somewhere? Stuff like antiseptics can sometimes slow the healing tissues but oily creams can be good by stopping the exposed tissue from drying out. Vaseline or Zinc and castor oil are okay Under a waterproof dressing or plaster.
    Infection is very unlikely to be a risk for a superficial graze. The bodies' defences can mop up any superficial bacteria quite easily . Just rinse off most of any dirt first.

    ope that this is of use?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gedge View Post
    Unlike just antiseptic spray this leaves a ‘skin’to keep dirt out and also prevent itching etc ..
    Never used that one, but a 'New Skin' one used on me as a child was agony. A few years ago I saw a spray version, used it once and it was agony! This is a 3rd iteration, but I don't think I will bother!

    And when I say 'agony' I really fucking mean it! Last time I used it was in the garage, and I was so desperate to wash it off and stop it hurting I used white spirit, and I know that stings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    My grandma used to use TCP for everything.

    Leg amputation, TCP.
    Common Cold, TCP on your chest.
    Leg cramps, TCP
    Genital warts, TCP
    I don't think TCP is actually TCP* any more...I think it's namby pamby store-brand antiseptic with TCP fragrance.

    One of my ex colleagues who is a very keen cyclist had weird clingfilm type stuff for grazes/roadrashes. Apparently the latest thinking is that cuts/scrapes should be kept wet (and clean!) to aid healing. Scabs are your body's way of doing the same thing. This guy was involved in all sorts of medical trials, including stuff with pro cyclists and his Mrs is a consultant surgeon...so he wasn't taking Facebook advice


    *Trichlorophenol IIRC.

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    The correct answer is of course

    “Wire brush and detol”

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    Default Re: Treating a Graze??

    Looking at that graze it doesn't seem to be very bad at all.

    Ive had bumps cuts and grazes on my face plenty times and the grazes like that heal up without a scar unless I've picked em like a kid.
    There's usually a light coloured patch of skin where the suntan has been scabbled off but it catches up with the rest soon enough.

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