11 doctors weighed in:

Does salt water help wounds heal?

11 doctors weighed in
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Saline is typically used to cleanse a wound from bacteria and debris.

In brief: Yes

Saline is typically used to cleanse a wound from bacteria and debris.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Too high a concentration of salt can cause normal cells to die.
Use a normal salt solution.

In brief: Sometimes

Too high a concentration of salt can cause normal cells to die.
Use a normal salt solution.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Kristin Cox
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Salt tends to clear wounds of bacteria and other debris so that normal wound healing can resume.

In brief: Yes

Salt tends to clear wounds of bacteria and other debris so that normal wound healing can resume.
Dr. Kristin Cox
Dr. Kristin Cox
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It can be use to cleanse cell debris, proteins bacteria blood, etc.

In brief: Yes

It can be use to cleanse cell debris, proteins bacteria blood, etc.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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