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What are best over-the-counter products i can use for wound care?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
OTC Wound Care: 98% (a cynical guess) of the products that we use in wound care, including those otc are sterile when you open the package. So with that said, using sterile or clean products on a wound won't particularly hurt a wound. Your question, however, is too broad to cover all the types of wounds in all the places that they could occur.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Honey: Honey for wounds called wound honey or medihoney heals wound quicker.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
There are none: There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing similar to a conductor leading an orchestra. See a professional.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends on the wound: There are a variety of wound care products available which can be obtained over-the-counter. There are various types of wounds, each requiring a different type of approach for optimal healing. The type of product that one will need depends on the needs and type wound. Consult with your physician as to what would be best for you.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
37 years experience
Depends: It all depends on the severity of the wound. Simple wounds can be taken care of by regular soap and water, antibiotic ointment and dressings. Make sure your tetanus status is up to date.

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