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Luv2Yak wrote: »
My opinion after 30+ years experience in veterinary medicine with small animals, horses and food animals (beef and dairy cattle, goats/sheep and swine).
Hydrogen peroxide is good for initial wound treatment in that it helps debride the wound. The bubbles produced from the release of oxygen break up and physically removes the bacterial film that gets introduced into a puncture wound in the marine environment. In that sense it's similar to soap and water except that it gets further into a puncture.
All part of the initial treatment steps in wound care to help protect against infection. Followed by some choice of antibacterial ointment and covered it
Vertigo wrote: »
I'm afraid to jump in here because of all the professional knowledge being tossed around, but I must ask:
Is this Walgreens off-the-shelf chlorhexidine what we're talking about? If so, why would it still be under FDA review? The ad says it's for "skin wound & general cleansing."http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/walgreens-antiseptic-skin-cleanser/ID=prod6051051-product
Saltygatorvet wrote: »
I don't even know if chlorhex is available otc anyway) so for the purpose of this discussion, it's irrelevant.
For external use only.Do not useIf You Are Allergic to Chlorhexidine Gluconate or Any Other Ingredients
In Contact with Meninges
In the Genital Area
As a Preoperative Skin Preparation of the Head or Face
When using this productKeep out of eyes, ears & mouth. May cause serious & permanent eye injury if placed or kept in the eye during surgical procedures or may cause deafness when instilled in the middle ear through perforated eardrums.
If solution should contact these areas, rinse out promptly & thoroughly with water.
Wounds which involve more than the superficial layers of the skin should not be routinely treated.
Repeated general skin cleansing of large body areas should not be done except when the underlying condition makes it necessary to reduce the bacterial population of the skin.
jlh49 wrote: »
Not to let any stone stay unturned, how about Vetericyn (Wound & Infection Treatment)? I bought a spray bottle from a Feed Store & use it on a regular basis.
Heading to Crystal River to scallop during August 16 - 21, 2015, & was planning to bring Betadine Surgical Scrub (Not solution).
With the information provided on this thread, have not made a final call on what to bring.
Doc Stressor wrote: »
...I'm not an MD (although I've trained them at several universities), so I can't give medical advice...
Luv2Yak wrote: »
“So cleaning the wound with peroxide, which kills on contact, and Betadine, which provides some residual protection is the way to go.”
- Doc Stressor, Post #1, Protecting Yourself from Vibrio Infection
Sounds like medical advice to me.
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