Making & Storing Saline Solution

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Buff Hooligans, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    DLUnicorn wrote a recipe for making your own saline to flush wounds with. It said "Boil 1/4 tsp salt in water for 5 minutes, then cool". But how much water? And can you store this in your fridge, or does it need to be "fresh".

    In an emergency pinch, could you use a squirty bottle of contact lens saline, then use your own home-made?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2007
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    use it within 24 hours...then you take no unnecessary risks. it is 1/4 tsp to a quart of water.

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