Triathlete—October 30, 2014
Road rash from a cycling crash is not an especially deep injury, but it can bleed and is definitely painful. If the abrasion is large, see a doctor. Otherwise, treat it at home with these tactics. Dr. Jordan Metzl, Sports Medicine Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery, shares some tips for treating Road Rash:
Clean the area with a mild soap and water.
Apply a layer of triple-antibiotic ointment (like Neosporin) to the entire area. It's also helpful to apply a layer of petroleum jelly on top of that to prevent the bandage from sticking to the flesh.
This article originally appeared at triathlon.competitor.com.