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Best edc sized disinfectant/antiseptic?

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by AliasNeo07, Oct 30, 2010.

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    I carry some teatree oil with me. for the little cuts and insect bites.
     
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    It dispenses some Vaseline-like ointment. This is better than liquid spray, I think.
     
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    As first-line antiseptic, I'd go for the smallest bottle of povidone iodine. After flushing a wound with water, you can apply the iodine via sterile cotton ball or swab. You can also drop the liquid directly onto a wound for deeper cuts; iodine swabs aren't that saturated that it'll reach the deeper crevices of a cut, and it will be painful enough if you press the swab more just so the iodine will squeeze out from the swab into a deep wound. Alcohol is a no-no; hydrogen peroxide is a better alternative.
     
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    H2O2 has some issues with tissue damage. A search here or elsewhere will turn up some results. I haven't heard anything negative about using povidone iodine though, so that's what I use.