9 Ways To Disinfect Wounds In A Survival Situation
This article comes from survivopedia.com
by Theresa Crouse
Getting wounded when you have no access to professional medical care and equipment can turn ugly quickly, so it’s important that you take care of it immediately and continue wound care until it’s healed well enough that infection is no longer a danger.
The most critical part after you stop the bleeding is getting the wound clean of debris and bacteria. That’s probably the crummiest part of it, especially for the person who has the wound, but it’s essential to get it clean right away so that your body can start repairing itself.
Keeping it clean throughout the healing process is critical, too, but it’s this first cleaning that will set the tone for your healing. Do it right. In order to make sure that your wound is clean, you’ll need some form of antiseptic, bandages, poultice or salve, clean cloths, and possibly tweezers to remove debris.
The antiseptic is probably the most important ingredient after debris removal because it’s going to kill any bacteria and other bugs that will hinder the healing process, or worse – cause infection. It doesn’t take long for infections to go septic – enter your bloodstream – and if that happens, you’re in serious trouble. That will literally kill you if you don’t have antibiotics.
So. Get it clean. Here are some different antiseptics, how they work, and how to use them.