Avoid Using Alcohol To Clean Wounds

We associate alcohol with being the best form of disinfectant, it's used in most hand sanitisers and is used commonly to treat wounds. Hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol can actually harm the tissue and delay healing. Alcohol can actually hamper bacterial activity at the site of injury, it can burn the healthy skin cells. Using hydrogen peroxide for a long time may kill the “good” healing bacteria and inhibit the new growth of tissue, slowing down the healing process. Some people believe that leaving a wound open is the right thing to aid in the healing process whereas others think that natural remedies are the safest and effective remedies to deal with injuries. The best way to clean a minor wound is with cool running water and and a less harmful disinfectant, an all natural product like Biosan will keep the skin healthy and help the wound heal quickly. If you experience any issues with a wound listed below, it's important to see a doctor and get better treatment for the wound to stop infection, the side effects are:

  • ​redness

  • swelling

  • heat (increased temperature at wound site)

  • pain and tenderness

  • formation of pus