Wound Care (The wonders of Tegaderm, Bacitracin ointment, and Vitamin E Oil)

Road rash is a real pain. It hurts when your roadrashed elbows and knees come into contact with anything. A friend of mine patched me up, and I am very grateful with the outcome. Being a girl and all, I guess you can say I'm a bit more meticulous when it comes to wound care. I don't wanna wear a dress or skirt, and have my knees covered in scars. Anyway, here is what we did after we cleaned my wound with an alcohol mini wipe (it wasn't that bad since oxygen dries it up quickly). 1. Buy Tegaderm. You can get it at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid. It's a TRANSPARENT FILM DRESSING, which is awesome because you can stare at your battle wound all day and check on its progress! You can also leave it on for up to 7 days, and since it's waterproof, you can keep it on when you shower; and you won't have to keep changing band aids. Make sure you get the correct size, and it covers the entire wound. And make sure there are no creases so nothing goes in or out. If there's too much blood after a few hours, change it. 2. Put a TINY bit of Vitamin E oil. Vitamin E oil speeds up wound healing, and reduces cosmetic damage on your skin. (5000 IU if you really don't want scars). By the way, if you use too much Vitamin E, the Tegaderm won't stick. 3. Apply Bacitracin ointment on your road rash. This will prevent infection. I prefer this over any other ointment, and I'm happy because I don't have any scars for the multiple road rashes I sustained from my downhill mishap.

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