DIY Antiseptic Solution for Irrigating Wounds
A Paramedic friend of ours recently brought a DIY antiseptic to our attention called Dakin’s Solution.
In a situation where you might not have a drug store nearby, or commerce has come to a halt during a natural disaster, Dakin’s Solution can easily be made with simple household ingredients.
Dakin’s contains sodium hypochlorite and was developed during WWI to treat infected wounds. While this may sound technical, the solution is nothing more than Baking Soda, Bleach and water.
The mixture makes a great irrigation solution and a cost effective way to kill germs and treat or prevent infection.
Instead of writing out the instructions for you here, we’d like to refer you to a .PDF instruction sheet that you can print out or save for a rainy day.
Dakin’s Solution Instructions from Ohio State University Medical Center