Isn't bacitracin an antibiotic that's one of the three components of triple antibiotic ointments like Neosporin?
Originally Posted by Catriona
Back in my racing days we used to always use Second Skin on road rash. I still see it for sale in the LBS's. At the drugstore, it's with the burn dressings. It's an aqueous polymer gel on a membrane similar to Tegaderm. The gel both keeps the wound from drying out/scabbing over, and also absorbs any fluids that seep from the wound.
But it sounds like Miranda has a different problem... for which I don't have any advice, only my wishes that it heals quickly and completely. Shame on the ER for leaving you to debride it yourself. That's more than I would've had the nerve for, either.
You hear it a lot with MC wrecks and I suppose it's the same with adult bicyclists. Many ER staff blame you for your injuries, believe and even say that you deserved what you got, and give minimal, or even no, pain relief or attention to injuries that may be disfiguring but not disabling.
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