TRC is primarily funded by ad revenue. If you like the content you find here, don't block the ads check them out instead. Thank you.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 30

Thread: Treating a Graze??

  1. #1
    Should Get Out More Noggin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    French Alps, La Plagne Dahrlink!
    Posts
    12,137
    Like
    18,149
    Liked 3,803 in 1,949 posts

    Default Treating a Graze??


    TRC is primarily funded by ad revenue. If you like
    the content you find here, don't block the ads check
    them out instead. Thank you.
    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??

  2. #2
    Should Get Out More irie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Noviomagus Reginorum
    Posts
    21,754
    Like
    6,180
    Liked 3,089 in 2,215 posts

    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.

  3. #3
    Should Get Out More KungFooBob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    The Forest Moon of Endor
    Posts
    18,354
    Like
    459
    Liked 8,470 in 4,783 posts

    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

  4. The following 2 users liked this useful post by KungFooBob:


  5. #4
    Should Get Out More Gedge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Southern Hampshire
    Posts
    18,951
    Like
    1,218
    Liked 1,866 in 882 posts

  6. #5
    Should Get Out More Jasper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Dunrovin
    Posts
    11,158
    Like
    1,902
    Liked 2,623 in 1,488 posts

    Default Re: Treating a Graze??

    Seriously? WTF

  7. The following user liked this post made by Jasper:


  8. #6
    Should Get Out More irie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Noviomagus Reginorum
    Posts
    21,754
    Like
    6,180
    Liked 3,089 in 2,215 posts

    Default Re: Treating a Graze??

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

  9. #7
    Should Get Out More Gedge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Southern Hampshire
    Posts
    18,951
    Like
    1,218
    Liked 1,866 in 882 posts

    Default Re: Treating a Graze??

    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 ..

  10. The following user liked this post made by Gedge:


  11. #8
    Not Much To Do
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    660
    Like
    90
    Liked 330 in 168 posts

    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.

  12. #9
    Should Get Out More demographic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Less than fifty miles from Moscow, honest guv...
    Posts
    22,873
    Like
    1,699
    Liked 1,890 in 1,143 posts

    Default Re: Treating a Graze??

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

  13. #10
    Should Get Out More Noggin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    French Alps, La Plagne Dahrlink!
    Posts
    12,137
    Like
    18,149
    Liked 3,803 in 1,949 posts

    Default Re: Treating a Graze??

    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!


  14. #11
    Should Get Out More hawker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    5,840
    Like
    1,384
    Liked 1,359 in 588 posts
    Blog Entries
    3

    Lightbulb Re: Treating a Graze??

    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?.

  15. The following 2 users liked this useful post by hawker:


  16. #12
    Should Get Out More Cousin Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Down in the Duchy (at last)
    Posts
    17,877
    Like
    5,454
    Liked 3,378 in 2,291 posts

    Default Re: Treating a Graze??

    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!

  17. The following 2 users liked this useful post by Cousin Jack:


  18. #13
    Should Get Out More
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    12,962
    Like
    1,313
    Liked 2,935 in 1,742 posts
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: Treating a Graze??

    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.

  19. The following user liked this post made by Mr. Dazzle:


  20. #14
    Should Get Out More Wreckless Rat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Norfolkshire
    Posts
    21,077
    Like
    1,898
    Liked 2,625 in 1,400 posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Treating a Graze??

    The correct answer is of course

    “Wire brush and detol”

  21. The following user liked this post made by Wreckless Rat:


  22. #15
    Should Get Out More demographic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Less than fifty miles from Moscow, honest guv...
    Posts
    22,873
    Like
    1,699
    Liked 1,890 in 1,143 posts

    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.

  23. The following user liked this post made by demographic:


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Go Back to Forum My Forum

TRC Affiliates - Help TRC make a small amount of commission