Thursday, October 28, 2010

Why Choosing A Good First Aid Antiseptic Liquid Is So Important

A first aid antiseptic liquid, if properly applied can help prevent small cuts, scrapes and other minor wounds from turning into massive infections. Once the skin barrier has been broken, the body is subject to numerous invading microorganisms, many of which that can cause problems far worse than the initial injury. 

For this reason it is especially important to keep a topical solution on hand that is effective at killing the germs at the site of the injury and preventing infection until the healing process is fulfilled.

Rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide typically have a place in nearly every medicine cabinet. Alcohol however burns when it is applied, and even adults tend to shy away from the efficient, cost-effective antiseptic. 

Hydrogen peroxide hurts far less but isn't a sure killer of all of the many germs that the wound site may come in contact with. 

While both of those items are cheap and commonly used, they simply are not the ideal protectant for an area of open skin.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Finding the Best First Aid Antiseptic Liquid

You can find a great first aid antiseptic liquid online, no matter what your personal preferences are. If you prefer more natural applications you can find a vast number of products that incorporate such ingredients as honey, tea tree oil and other nature based products that both treat the area for infection and soothe the surrounding skin.

Keeping your first aid cabinet well stocked with effective anti-infection solutions is a great way to keep minor scrapes from turning into major pains.
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Common First Aid Application Solutions

Tea Tree OilImage via Wikipedia

Tea tree oil offers significant protection against invading micro-organisms, but unless it has been properly diluted can cause significant pain and possibly damage to soft tissues. This powerful application is often an active ingredient in numerous natural products. 

The trick is to purchase a first aid application that contains tea tree oil in a diluted form that is safe for use on the skin for treating scrapes, cuts and minor burns.


Gentian violet is another cabinet go-to. It is a gram stain that, much like the name suggests is a deep violet color. A cotton ball allows for a mess-free application if you are careful, and the dark dye works to eliminate bacteria from the injury site. The most common complaint with this antiseptic treatment is that it stains whatever it touches. If you are not careful you, the sink, the injured individual and whatever clothes and other surfaces that it comes in contact with are sure to become a lusty purple and stay that way for quite some time. 

It also may not be as effective against the germs that cause staph and MRSA infections. If you aren't keen on having stained skin, clothing and cabinets, you are likely to not be found of iodine applications either which can leave a nasty red-brown rust color wherever they are applied as well.
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