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Old 08-18-2012, 11:49 PM   #31
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Next arm (there's two, right?) and this time I used 91% IPA.
I honestly think there's something wrong with me. I read this and thought to myself, "why would he pour India Pale Ale on a cut? It doesn't have that much alcohol."
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:17 AM   #32
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I honestly think there's something wrong with me. I read this and thought to myself, "why would he pour India Pale Ale on a cut? It doesn't have that much alcohol."
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:31 AM   #33
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Heh! I've got 99.9 test IPA and 91 test with a USP on it, so I used the latter later.

I started the topic because the injury and the treatment got me to thinking. But I didn't know that I'd have two bites at the apple! So now I've got a scientific test here. I predict that neither of my arms will fall off...
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Whiskey might not cure it, but it will sure make you feel better about the whole thing!
Very true
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:43 AM   #35
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I honestly think there's something wrong with me. I read this and thought to myself, "why would he pour India Pale Ale on a cut? It doesn't have that much alcohol."
I thought the same thing! And what a waste of good beer!
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:50 AM   #36
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Our antiseptic / wound treatment armamentarium includes-
70% Ethyl Alcohol
Hydrogen Peroxide
Aloe Vera
Campho Phenique
Neosporin
Tea Tree Oil
Sterilized Tea Bag
Unguentine.
Cutting out a deeply embedded tick can require the use of several of the above.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:31 AM   #37
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When nothing is at hand, whiskey or vodka (I guess anything with alcohol) works wonders on cuts.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:43 AM   #38
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Buon Giorno, Good Morning,

I tend to lean toward natural remedies verses pharmacy treatments ...

It all depends on the wound for starters ... I am truly quite careful and rarely have a wound...
A paper cut possibly once in a blue moon ... However, I am not accident prone ...

And the hubby is a Vet, so he can advise or treat a wound ... ha ha ha ...

Similiar, to all of you, if persistant, a German Generic of the typical Neosporin.

Otherwise, I permit Nature to do its own healing work.

Aloe vera, tea tree from the Herbalarío, which is a Natural Health Remedy & Food Store in English; and vitamin E ... Peroxide always good for cleansing ...

Good Idea for a Post.
Have lovely August.
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The answer I'm seeking is the initial antiseptic to be used when first treating the wound, just before bandaging it.

I think minor wounds will heal more quickly if salves like Neosporin are not used, but rather just leave the wound dry and covered. I believe this because it appears to me that salves hinder scab formation, and I believe that the scab is nature's bandage to seal in the healing wound and to seal out bacteria and other pathogens. I continue using dry bandages until the scab is well formed, then just expose it to air. If the scab falls off before the wound is healed I just cover it with another bandage.

Keep in mind that I'm no expert. Anybody please correct me if I'm wrong, or you're welcome to criticize my technique.

BTW Neosporin is that stuff that is generically available as triple antibiotic salve, right?

Oh also BTW, neither arm has fallen off... yet.
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If you can believe the claims, cuts covered with a band-aid heal faster than cuts left uncovered. Similar claim for Neosporin - cuts heal faster when this is used.

I believe the band-aid claim as I have observed the difference myself in a decidedly non-scientific, uncontrolled study. I don't use antiseptics so can't speak to that claim.
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