Leg wound...did I do the right thing?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cetawin, May 23, 2008.

  1. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    My light brahma took over head honcho position from my NHR about 4 weeks ago. Well now at 9 weeks old, the NHR and one of BAs wants the top spot. So there has been intermittent daily ruckuses going on.

    Today, I found a small scrap (like a skinned knee) on my Lt Brahma's leg and a cut on one of her toes. So, I cleaned her leg and foot with warm water, applied some peroxide to remove any dirt from her leg and foot, applied triple antibiotic ointment on her and put her to bed.

    Everyone is fine and she is still "at large and in charge". The two places are not bleeding but are a little pink still. Should I clena the spots up a couple times a day, should I clean the same way or should I leave it alone and keep an eye on them?

    I will take pics of the minor injuries in the morning to update this post but the worst is a spot about the size of a pencil eraser that looks like a skinned knee. The other is a spot that size of a pencil lead on her toe.

    Opinions? Advice? Suggestions? Comments?
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2008
  2. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you did alright, but hydrogen peroxide can kill tissue, so either dilute it or use Betadine wash instead. I would clean and dress it a couple of times each day. Also, food grade DE will help dry it and keep bugs away.
     
  3. Oleychickmama

    Oleychickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I apologize.....but what is "food grade DE" ???
    I'm sure as soon as someone posts....I'll know it, but right now I'm drawing quite a blank! Thanks!!
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    oops..I should have stated this...I mixed the peroxide with warm water to clean way the dirt. I did not apply any bandage.

    This morning it looked about the same, the ointment from last night was still in place. I will get pics later and post.
     

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