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Old 10-11-2010, 08:07 AM
 
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I know it's not the end of the world....but I have a terrible rope burn on the back of my leg and I don't know how to treat it. The color of my skin has been completely removed in the area and it's red all around the edges. I have been using neosporin and keeping it covered.....but the bandage ends up sticking and it's very painful to remove. I can't stand to have the water from the shower touch the burn....it is so painful. Any suggestions?? Please!!
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:52 PM
 
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I think there are "non-stick" gauze pads or bandages you can use. They may be worth a try.
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:17 PM
 
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I have a horrendous rope burn around my ankle from my cat running around my feet on his leash. Took my skin right off. It is incredibly painful...I can't BELIEVE how painful; A drop of warm water enough to make me scream. I've been treating it by pouring hydrogen peroxide (aghghhhhh!) on it to sanitize the wound. Judging by the imflamation, redness and the peroxide foaming up, it is infected. I use no wound covering - I want it to dry out and heal. At night I am putting Neosporin-plus-pain-releif on it (The pain relief part does not work). I am also taking an oral antibotic I happened to have on-hand. I think my plan should help...but also wondering if it's worth going to a doctor.
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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Hydrogen peroxide is BAD for an open wound per my doc. It destroys the edge of the skin. I do think it is time for the doc.

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Old 07-10-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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Hydrogen peroxide is BAD for an open wound per my doc. It destroys the edge of the skin. I do think it is time for the doc.

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My veterinarian told me the same thing, peroxide can destroy healthy tissue.......STOP using the peroxide.

Not sure you need to see a Dr. yet, after you stop the peroxide.....it may start to look a whole lot better.....it will have a chance to heal.....something the peroxide is now preventing.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:26 PM
 
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Clean it really good and then dry the burn. Apply an anti-bacterial cream and then wrap with gauze. As the others said, absolutely do not use hydrogen peroxide. I would call your doctor tomorrow just to make sure that everything is okay.
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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ditto the above, stop using the peroxide and stick with the neosporin and a bandage to keep it clean.
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