"I'm NOT going to support his habit...." LONG - page 4

I've had two patients who are well-known drug addicts (UA's done and they tested positive for every drug on the panel) who had large abscesses drained from their arms. Abscesses were due to IV drug... Read More

  1. by   zacarias
    I always thought H202 was ok for minor wounds initially and not to use it again. I wouldn't use it for deep wounds. Is the research now saying NEVER to use it?
  2. by   augigi
    I just posted a bunch of references if you want to check them out.
  3. by   UKRNinUSA
    Quote from zacarias
    I always thought H202 was ok for minor wounds initially and not to use it again. I wouldn't use it for deep wounds. Is the research now saying NEVER to use it?
    Yes. The Emergency Nurses Association recommends only normal saline to clean acute wounds. Not peroxide, not betadine. If you don't have any at home (and who does?) regular faucet water is ok.

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