Cleansers

  • Humco Antiseptic Humco 49348013830

    Humco

    Humco Benzoin Tincture Antiseptic

    Benzoin compound tincture can be applied in the first-aid treatment of minor cuts and abrasions. It also protects skin from irritation by forming a protective barrier over an affected area. Benzoin compound tincture is effective at relieving issues in...

    $6.49
  • Humco First Aid Antibiotic Humco 00395100392

    Humco

    Humco Antibiotic Topical Liquid 59.15 Each

    Gentian violet is an antiseptic dye that can be used to help rid the human body of a variety of fungal infections including athlete's foot and thrush. It also may be used on minor cuts and scrapes to prevent infection.1% gentian violet, ethyl alcohol 10%...

    $11.99
  • SafeWash Saline Wound Flush DermaRite Industries 00245

    SafeWash

    SafeWash Saline Wound Flush 7.1 oz. Sterile

    Keep an open wound clean with SafeWash™ Saline Sterile Wound Wash. The sterile formula with 0.9% sodium chloride provides irrigation pressure safely, removing bacteria and debris. The saline wound wash can, with point and spray technology, works whether...

    Starting at $4.99
  • McKesson Puracyn Plus Professional Wound Irrigation Solution McKesson Brand 186-6509

    McKesson

    McKesson Puracyn Plus Professional Wound Irrigation Solution 8.5 oz.

    Ideal for partial or full thickness wounds such as 1st and 2nd degree burns, stage I-IV pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, stasis ulcers, abrasions and minor skin irritations, post-surgical wounds, grafted and donor sites, in addition to moistening and...

    Starting at $21.99
  • McKesson Puracyn Plus Professional Wound Irrigation Solution McKesson Brand 186-6516

    McKesson

    McKesson Puracyn Plus Professional Wound Irrigation Solution 16.9 oz.

    Puracyn Plus wound irrigation solution is indicated for partial or full thickness wounds such as 1st and 2nd degree burns, stage I – IV pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, stasis ulcers, abrasions and minor skin irritations, post-surgical wounds, grafted...

    Starting at $34.99
  • McKesson Puracyn Plus Professional Wound Irrigation Solution McKesson Brand 186-6505

    McKesson

    McKesson Puracyn Plus Professional Wound Irrigation Solution 4 oz.

    Ideal for partial or full thickness wounds such as 1st and 2nd degree burns, stage I – IV pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, stasis ulcers, abrasions and minor skin irritations, post-surgical wounds, grafted and donor sites, in addition to moistening and...

    Starting at $12.49
  • McKesson Alcohol Prep Pad McKesson Brand PT99999000147A

    McKesson

    McKesson 70% Alcohol Prep Pad 1-1/5 X 2-3/5'' 100 per Case

    Package Count: 100. McKesson Sterile 1-1/5 inch x 2-3/5 inch Alcohol Prep Pads are individually packaged for product safety and user convenience. They contain 70 percent isopropyl alcohol, which is the amount needed to kill germs effectively. These...

    $25.99
  • McKesson Alcohol Dispenser McKesson Brand 63-4025

    McKesson

    McKesson Alcohol Push-Down Dispenser - Translucent, No Imprint, 9 oz

    Handy bottle is excellent for dispensing isopropyl alcohol and other cleaners and solvents.Without imprint Unique push down dispensing design prevents cross contamination, not allowing dispensed fluid to return to bottle Locking cap prevents fluid from...

    $7.99
  • McKesson Alcohol Dispenser McKesson Brand 63-4024

    McKesson

    McKesson Alcohol Dispenser with Imprint - Translucent Bottle, 9 oz

    Handy bottle is excellent for dispensing isopropyl alcohol and other cleaners and solvents.Push down dispensing design prevents cross contamination, not allowing dispensed fluid to return to bottle Locking cap prevents fluid from leaking out Manufactured...

    $11.99

Wound Cleansers

Keeping your wound clean and free of debris will help you avoid infection. If the wound is deep or in a sensitive area, you should see a medical professional for wound care and to provide home-care instructions.

Tips for Wound Irrigation and Wound Prep

If an injury is minor enough for you to clean at home, wash your hands or wear sterile gloves before you attempt to clean the wound. If there is debris inside the wound, you clean it out thoroughly.

You can remove most debris, such as dirt and sand, by flushing the wound with water or a saline wound cleanser to wash away unwanted particles and fluids. If you are bleeding or if you see pus coming out of the wound, wash that away as well. After you rinse, you can then use a disinfectant wound cleanser to remove microorganisms before applying a dressing.

If you change a dressing, you should assess the wound and cleanse it if you notice debris, pus, or blood around the area.

Types of Wound Cleansers

Manufacturers have created several different types of wound cleansers, and you can buy a variety to be prepared for any situation. If you have advice from your health care provider, you should follow their recommendation.

Saline Sprays: You can use saline wound sprays to irrigate the wound. The force of the spray can remove small debris such as sand or dirt, and fluids such as blood, from the wound. After you spray a few times, wipe down the wound with a clean cloth or cotton ball to remove the remainder of the fluid and debris.

Saline Bottled Solutions: Manufacturers design saline bottles to be used in large amounts when irrigating the wound. You should pour a large part of the solution over the wound to wash away debris and unwanted fluids. Note that if you are dealing with an eye injury or a chemical in your eye, you should use saline eye-wash or water to flush the area- you should also see an eye care provider as soon as possible.

Saline Wipes: Manufacturers designed saline wipes to deliver a consistent dose of saline without using too much. You can use saline wipes to clean minor wounds like small cuts, clean wounds around the eyes, and clean surgical wounds.

Antiseptic Bottled Solutions: You can use antiseptic bottled solutions to clean the wound of bacteria, dirt, and other contaminants. Put a bit of solution on a cotton ball and dab at the wound. An antiseptic solution may have Iodine, alcohol, an antibacterial, or an antimicrobial agent.

Antiseptic Sprays: Manufacturers make antiseptic sprays both with and without alcohol. Sprays without alcohol have some other antibacterial or antimicrobial agent. You can spray the antiseptic directly onto the wound and let it dry, or use a cotton ball to dab away excess liquid. You can use the spray to clean the wound after rinsing and before applying a dressing.

Antiseptic Wipes: You can use antiseptic wipes to clean a wound after irrigation. These come as:

  • Small alcohol Wipes
  • Large alcohol wipes
  • Iodine-rich wipes
  • Antiseptic wipes that do not have alcohol but have another sterilizing agent instead

  • If your wound is healing poorly or seems infected, even if you feel like you have cleaned and rinsed correctly, you should see a healthcare provider as soon as possible.