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Peroxide on cuts

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Basics of Wound Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Cuts: Peroxide is less caustic and safe, witch hazel is an astringent and can clean the area better.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
30 years experience in Podiatry
Both are limited: Hydrogen peroxide is actually quite good to use on a dirty or acutely infected wound. The down side is that it coagulates proteins, forming pieces of ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
OK but not essential: Assuming this is a relatively clean cut, the best thing to do is wash it 2-3 times/day with soap and water, apply a little Bacitracin ointment to keep ... Read More
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