Okay, so I was doing rope climbs as part of my exercise the other day and it very literally scrubbed away a lot of skin from my shin and the area near my knee. I didn't really feel it until I got home. It was very weepy (ew, I know), so I kept it uncovered to see if a scab would form. I even slept like that. The next morning...still seepy. So I covered it with antibacterial ointment and gauze and taped it. I went through my work day. Well, I took the bandage off and the one by knee was stuck. So it ripped off some of the skin again...(I know, ew!!!) and it's now very weepy and slightly bloody. Should I keep bandaging it up? Or wait for a scab to form? It's getting irritating.
I'm not the best with first aid, but I'm not going to go to a doctor for it, because essentially it's just a scrape.
use NON-Stick pads (NO gauze) & antibiotic ointment for a few days...you can hold that one with rolled bandage or even a ace type wrap.... but do let it get some air for a few hours a day so you don't get skin break down!! once it stops weeping you can leave it uncovered unless you are doing something that might get it dirty or where you might bump into something.
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