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Can you use rubbing alcohol to clean a child's skin wound?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: You can, but...
...I wouldn't recommend it.
Alcohol on an open wound will sting like crazy, and your child won't let you near him or her again! plain old soap and water, used gently, will do an excellent job of cleansing the overwhelming majority of superficial skin wounds.

In brief: You can, but...
...I wouldn't recommend it.
Alcohol on an open wound will sting like crazy, and your child won't let you near him or her again! plain old soap and water, used gently, will do an excellent job of cleansing the overwhelming majority of superficial skin wounds.
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