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6 Cycling Injuries You Can Treat at Home
Odds are if you are cycling a lot you are going to get an injury sooner or later. Especially for those of you riding a mountain bike, you are much more prone to injury than say a road cyclist. Luckily you can treat the most common cycling related injuries without the need to go to the emergency room! Here is what you need: The Injury: Cut—short, shallow laceration Treat It With: [x] soap and water [x] washcloth [x] antiseptic [x] adhesive bandage The Injury: Scrape—small abrasion with minor skin loss Treat It With: [x] soap and water [x] antiseptic [x] healing ointment The Injury: Road rash—shallow abrasion with greater area of skin loss Treat It With: [x] soap and water [x] antiseptic [x] anesthetic [x] healing ointment [x] nonstick pad The Injury: Gash—a wider, deeper laceration Treat It With: [x] soap and water [x] irrigation syringe [x] antiseptic [x] healing ointment [x] nonstick pad [x] gauze [x] compression bandage The Injury: Flap—horseshoe-shaped or angled laceration with loose skin Treat It With: [x] soap and water [x] irrigation syringe [x] antiseptic [x] healing ointment [x] butterfly bandage The Injury: Puncture—a small, deep hole or incision Treat It With: [x] soap and water [x] irrigation syringe [x] antiseptic [x] gauze [x] compression bandage [x] butterfly bandage
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