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If I have an infected cut on my leg, what is the best way to cure it?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joseph De santi
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Natural Approach
An alternative to daily soap and water which can be drying or irritating to some wounds and expensive topical or oral antibiotics is to use honey.
It has antibacterial properties rivaling some of today's antibiotics and has been used for centuries to heal wounds.

In brief: Natural Approach
An alternative to daily soap and water which can be drying or irritating to some wounds and expensive topical or oral antibiotics is to use honey.
It has antibacterial properties rivaling some of today's antibiotics and has been used for centuries to heal wounds.
Dr. Joseph De santi
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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
be sure it is raw natural honey; most store bought honey is made from High Fructose corn Syrup and does not have the same benefits
Dr. Daljeet Singh
Manuka Honey is available in tubes and inpregnated gauge and ajar can be obtained from food stores or online
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Good care
Depending on the severity of the wound you might need oral and topical antibiotics for this see your physician.
If not so severe then wash the wound gently two to three times daily with soap and water to remove debris and keep the tissue pink. Apply topical antibiotics; including colloidal silver and keep it covered until healed.

In brief: Good care
Depending on the severity of the wound you might need oral and topical antibiotics for this see your physician.
If not so severe then wash the wound gently two to three times daily with soap and water to remove debris and keep the tissue pink. Apply topical antibiotics; including colloidal silver and keep it covered until healed.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Clean, Culture, Trea
Honey is an excellent method of wound debridement, but it is not an antibiotic.
..Per se. If the wound is infected, then a topical antibiotic (i.e. Bactroban) and/or systemic antibiotic ought to be employed. This also implies that the wound has been thoroughly debrided and culture of the wound has been done.

In brief: Clean, Culture, Trea
Honey is an excellent method of wound debridement, but it is not an antibiotic.
..Per se. If the wound is infected, then a topical antibiotic (i.e. Bactroban) and/or systemic antibiotic ought to be employed. This also implies that the wound has been thoroughly debrided and culture of the wound has been done.
Dr. David Wishnew
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Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Debridement/abx
If you think it is infected i.
E red, draining, with pus, fever etc, smart thing would be to see your doc. Treatment, of course depending on exactly what kind of wound it is, would entail adequately removing infected or revitalized material( debriding), antibiotics, and a moist dressing of some kind. If it is a very minor cut, you may be able to get by with some neosporin.

In brief: Debridement/abx
If you think it is infected i.
E red, draining, with pus, fever etc, smart thing would be to see your doc. Treatment, of course depending on exactly what kind of wound it is, would entail adequately removing infected or revitalized material( debriding), antibiotics, and a moist dressing of some kind. If it is a very minor cut, you may be able to get by with some neosporin.
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