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Does Salt Water Help Wounds Heal
Simple Care: The real question-what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Crenation: Crenation causes bacterial cells to contract after exposure to a hypertonic solution, due to the loss of water through osmosis. This causes the bacterial cells to die, thereby decreasing bacterial counts and the toxins they release. The warm water also stimulates blood flow and cleanses the tissues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does using purified sea salt water, several times a day, benefit healing wounds? This specifically concerns new piercings.
Sea water: No matter how long I have been in wound care, there always seems to be an endless stream of new products and recommendations. I think that attention to the conditions under which the piercings are done (sterility of tools, for example) requires more due diligence than dealing with problems afterwards. We use sterile Normal Saline all of the time to wash wounds so if it is sterile, i see no issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bad habit of biting my cheeks. This has made them sore & cut inside. As well as warm salt water, what else can I use to help heal them?.
Hydrogen peroxide: You can rinse your mouth out with hydrogen peroxide which will help the healing process. ...Read more
Mouth Sore: Yes. It provides some sort of relief.. ...Read more
How to keep mouth wound clean? Is the best way to keep it clean (is it the same as with canker sores, using salt water?
Refractive index: The easiest explanation is that human eyes are "built" to work in air. Water bends light waves more than air does, and our eyes need a layer of air in front of them in order to focus. That its why a pair of goggles helps you see under water. ...Read more
Wgat real benefits does gargling salt water have? Is it good to eat garlic fresh without cooking?
If I am making a salt water gargle for a child who sometimes drinks the gargle. How much salt is safe to use?
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
To a degree:
Rinsing and swishing with hot salt water be beneficial in relieving symptoms of an infection, but is usually not curative.
Usually, the source of the abscess (a bacterial infection) has to be eliminated. This can require a combination of antibiotics and maybe a surgical procedure. ...Read more
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