How many have used the betadine/sugar treatment on wounds?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Country4ever, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been reading up on treating bumblefoot. I've seen some links that swear by packing the foot with a paste of betadine/sugar. How many of you have actually tried this. Anyone try it and it didn't work very well?
    Thanks.
     
  2. StephanieD

    StephanieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a CNA and cared for a quadraplegic man, he would get bed sores and I would treat his sores with Betradine and sugar and it worked (on humans)!!!
     
  3. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Stephanie!

    When I was in nursing, we would use maalox and a heat lamp on bedsores. Wish we'd known about the betadine/sugar combo!
    Would you mix it up yourself, or did it come already mixed?
     
  4. StephanieD

    StephanieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I mixed it up myself.
     
  5. Cadeau

    Cadeau Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Works REALLY well on horses with an abscess in the foot!!
    The way I use it is to get the foot clean and prepared and then take sugar and add a tiny bit of betadine drop by drop until it is like wet sand (any more and it will all disintegrate and run off)
    Pack in foot, cover with gauze, and then use vet wrap to secure
    Then cover with a duct tape bootie


    Never tried it on a chicken - ?? -
    maybe you can adapt the above to work on a chicken foot??
     
  6. RustyHen

    RustyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Using sugar on cows, horses,-stock animals for prolapse is an old time ranching first aid. I have used it on cats with swollen third eyelid and it works. it would probably work on chicken prolapse too, I hope I never have to use it for that but, I would if needed
     
  7. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    interesting, so are you saying it is for open wounds or swelling? and how does it work?
     

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