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  • mkurita

    I do not recommend using Ibuprofen – studies have shown it can increase the risk of bleeding. Also if you’ve crashed, you may have a concussion, and Ibuprofen is not recommended as it can may increase the chances of a brain bleed. Please google Tylenol vs. Ibuprofen +concussion for more.

    • P. Ledesma

      This is true. Paracetamol (Tylenol) is better in this particular case.

  • George Darroch

    So, how do the pros do it then? They’re clearly not taking it easy as they limp through the next stages, even with domestiques taking a pull.

    • Anne-Marije Rook

      I’m sure there is a lot of pushing through the pain that wouldn’t be advisable for everyday athletes.

  • Secret CritPro

    Pro riders will be offered tramalol, and Diclofenac as analgesia. And wounds are generally covered by a dressing tape called hypafix, as this absorbs a little fluid and doesn’t ‘lift’ when wet, and is more malleable than tegaderm. Exudate can also be absorbed by applying towels on top, keeping the outer dry. Adding a perforated supporting stocking on top, keeps the dressing from peeling off.

  • mkurita

    A caveat to Tylenol: it is more habit-forming than Advil. The effect of stopping to take Tylenol can result in headache (much like stopping to take caffeine results in a caffeine headache), and in order to avoid this, one might take more Tylenol to treat the headache (thus completing the habit-forming cycle). In order to manage this, I reduce the amount I need by using the smallest mg tablets available (125 mg).

  • ummm…

    is that a womans butt crack or a guys butt crack. I think it makes a difference.


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