Cyclists now have a new way to treat road rash
LQD® Spray is a new road rash treatment spray which savvy cyclists are adding to their cycling first aid kit. LQD® Spray contains Chitosan, which is derived from Chitin – a natural compound found in the shells of Norwegian Arctic Sea shrimp. This is processed specifically for medicinal use to produce the ultra-pure active ingredient in LQD® Spray, Chitosan-FH02®. LQD® Spray is free from artificial additives or preservatives.
Before we tell you how to treat road rash with LQD®, here are some things you should know about this revolutionary spray:
It works as a primary road rash bandage
Within two minutes of application, LQD® Spray forms a semi-permeable membrane over the wound, helping to protect it from infection. So, for lighter abrasions such as gravel rash, you needn’t apply another dressing.
Provides gravel rash pain relief
When applied to open wounds, LQD® Spray provides physical protection and can help reduce wound pain.
It could even speed up the road rash recovery time
The Chitosan contained within the LQD® Spray membrane aids self healing of the wound. What’s more, the spray stimulates haemostasis, which helps with natural blood clotting.
How to treat road rash?
First step: Clean the wound
Use clean water and remove all dirt and debris. Be gentle when scrubbing the road rash. Less agitation of the wound can lead to quicker healing. Let the wound dry completely.
Top tip: If possible use cool water and spray onto the wound to avoid touching it, which will help to reduce the risk of infection.
Second step: Spray
Spray evenly over the wound from a distance of 10cm, keeping the wound as horizontal as possible. Depending on the size of the wound you will need between 2 – 4 sprays.
Third step: Wait
Allow the spray to dry uncovered for at least 2 minutes, to become a primary dressing that conforms (adheres) perfectly to the wound bed.
Fourth step: Dress
If required dress the wound with a secondary dressing or bandage.