Bleach baths for MRSA wounds
- 0Apr 12, '10 by StNeotserHello all,
I recently found an order for bleach baths 3 x per week for a patient who has a basal cell carcinoma wound infected with MRSA. Also on an oral ATB.
I had never heard of bleach baths, apparently it's half a cup of bleach in a full bath tub. I did google it but couldn't really find much information on it's effectiveness and wondered it anyone else had experience with this treatment.
- 0Apr 13, '10 by kdhnursernDakin's solution is an older treatment for wounds made from household bleach, baking soda, and tap water. This can be made as full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 strength. It's been around since World War I to treat infected wounds. As recently as a month ago, I had a patient who had this prescribed by a wound care doctor. So bleach baths make sense.
- 0Apr 13, '10 by RyanSofieCan Dankins be used on a diabetic heel ulcer with an eshcar over it? The eschar is split and the heel smells necrotic. The patient cannot afford the Santyl ordered by the podiatrist for her foot. We did get her on an oral antibiotic but how to deal with the wound now? I am using a hydrocolloid to keep the wound moist and loosen the eschar but I suspect this heel wound is deep. I was wondering if Dankins would help decrese the bacterial load in the wound.