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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wisher1000, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    excellent wound cleaning regimen

    chlorhexidine took a long time to become available in hospitals in the usa but thank god it has

    most humans having surgery should bath in chlorhexadine scrub the night before
     
  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Yes, I like chlorhexidine. A friend of mine told me that it killed cells similar to hydrogen peroxide so I found her some literature that showed either no difference or improved wound healing using it. I am going to stick with it until I don't get results and then I will probably whip up some homegrown Dakins Solution (very dilute bleach) and switch to that.

    For those of you looking for chlorhexidine, it's usually in the wound care section - look for brand name Hibiclens and then choose the generic right next to it [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Interesting reading about chlorhexidine from you medical types. I was not familiar with it. What is your more informed take on my procedure using betadine and campho phenique for wounds?
     
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  4. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Only since you asked will I chime in. I would/do recommend Betadine for wound scrubbing/disinfecting, but personally I would not recommend Campho-Phenique at this time only because I am unfamiliar with (if it is available) any data/studies on it and I'm extremely comfortable using what I use. But if it works for your purposes, I would never dissuade you from using it.
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    The main reason I use the Campho-Phenique is that we used it religiously growing up for minor wounds and insect bites. It worked wonders for tick and chigger bites to sooth the itching. Also, as an antiseptic, I figured it couldn't hurt. I haven't killed anyone yet.
    Maybe it's overkill.
     
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  6. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    I don't suspect you'll kill anyone with it when used topically - it's camphor and phenol - so that's part of why I said to continue to use it if it was working for you. If someone told me they were using something that was dangerous I would do my best to discourage it.
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Thanks.
     
  8. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    My grandmother used gasoline to get gum out of our hair.
     
  9. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    Goo Gone works just as well and smells lemony.....

    I Guy locally was using Gasoline to remove linoleum--worked great until the fumes made it to the water heater pilot light.....[​IMG]
     
  10. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    That sort of thing can really light up your life![​IMG]
     

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