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Saline Solution For Cleaning Wounds
Hydrogen Peroxide or Saline Solution with Povidone Iodine is better solution for cut, abrasion and wound?
Iodine: In general for minor cuts and abrasions the use of antiseptic therapy solutions is not warrented. These solutions (especially H2O2 peroxide) cause cell death and impair wound healing. IF a wound requires cleaning, iodine (specifically iodosorb) has been shown to reduce bacterial load. Therefore, povidone is a better choice than H2O2 for wound cleansing. ...Read more
Absolutely: Even a higher concentration than 1n may be used. There is evidence that concentrations> 1 n may improve ciliary beat frequency which could help the nose be even cleaner. ...Read more
Basic and Gentle: Saline is basically a weak solution of salt in water. This closely matches the basic fluid component in our bodies and therefore is very similar to what the cells are used to "bathing" in. Things like betadine, peroxide and alcohol are very damaging to the cells as is "letting the air get to it". You should wet a gauze pad with saline and gently clean the surface of the wound. Dress it after. ...Read more
Hydrogen per oxide or salt water is better for mouth wash for tooth infection and cleaning after wisdom tooth removal?
Salt water: ..but not too soon after the surgery so you don't dislodge the blood clot. Hydrogen peroxide is a potent oxidant and is primarily indicated for a condition called Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis or Trenchmouth. It needs to be diluted before oral use. Warm salt water OTOH, is benign and quite helpful in your situation. ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
Can sterile saline solution isotonic, aqueous, buffered Sterile saline solution, with up to 0.005% w/v hydrogen peroxide be used in a NEBULISER - Cold?
No: Eczema is caused by food allergy most often. You need to get a reliable igg food allergy test done and follow the detailed recommendations as to which foods to completely eliminate from your diet and the eczema will go away.Best test available is immunolab.Com in ft lauderdale fl. Also best post test support to help comply with the results. Contact them for doctor referral to get the blood drawn. ...Read more
What is the best rinse for recurrent sinusitis? Xylitol, xylitol plus saline, manuka honey plus saline?
Basic and gentle: Saline is basically a weak solution of salt in water. This closely matches the basic fluid component in our bodies and therefore is very similar to what the cells are used to "bathing" in. Things like betadine, peroxide and alcohol are very damaging to the cells as is "letting the air get to it". You should wet a gauze pad with saline and gently clean the surface of the wound. Dress it after. ...Read more
Will Aspirin paste for an ear piercing bump get rid of it? (Along with regular saline solution cleaning)
Do doctors recommend those nasal rinse devices such as the neilmed plastic bottle that sprays a saline solution up the nostrils?
Yes: The use of this or a neti-pot is a great way to get the congestion out of your nose. ...Read more
Effectiveness....: If you are using an antiseptic mouth rinse to control bacteria and other microorganisms in your mouth and you rinse right after with water, you are weakening its effect and somewhat defeating the purpose. The most important thing to do is to brush and floss properly after meals and limit your intake of refined sugars and sticky starch foods. Rinses are secondary. Find one you like. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a homemade salt water wash effective for Blepharitis? The OTC eyelid cleansers are bit for pricey for long term daily use
Baby shampoo: You can use heat pack over the eye to open up oil gland pores, then use diluted baby shampoo to clean the eye lashes while the eyes are closed. Nutritionally, drink more fluid, eat omega 3 essential fatty acid (nuts, wild fish, flax seed, or chia seeds) and avoid junk food. ...Read more
What is the most hygienic way to create a saline solution, for nasal irrigation purposes, for a 5 month old?
Saline solution: By using boiled water to dissolve the salt you wont have a problem. ...Read more
Neti Pot Cleaning: I would follow the directions that came with your neti pot (dish washing liquid, isopropyl alcohol/white vinegar, microwaving). You can find them online if you no longer have them. The bleach may damage the plastic of the neti pot, or the residue could harm your sinuses. I would stick to what the company suggests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chlorhexidine 0.12% rinse vs warm salty water mouth wash. Which one is best used after tooth # 26 extraction and immediate implant placement. Thanks.
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