It’s never nice to take an involuntary trip from saddle to ground, but unfortunately it does happen – and being prepared in advance with some hydrocolloid plasters can make the whole experience less painful.
It’s often suggested that you should keep a wound – such as a cut, road rash, or grazing – dry to prevent infection and speed up healing.
These plasters actually work by keeping the wound moist, to prevent drying out, but in a germfree environment. Allowing a wound to heal in a moist environment reduces scarring and relieves pain – it’s a principal that’s been used in hospitals for years, but is made accessible to the general public thanks to the sale of hydrocolloid plasters. There are various options available, such as these from Savlon.