Wound & Skin Prep

  • 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
  • UniSolve Adhesive Remover Smith & Nephew 59402500

    Smith & Nephew

    UniSolve Adhesive Remover Liquid

    Uni-Solve adhesive remover removes ostomy faceplate adhesive bandages as well as acrylic and hydrocolloid based adhesives.Formulated with aloe to reduce adhesive trauma to the skin by thoroughly dissolving dressing, tape and appliance adhesives Also...

    Starting at $16.49
  • McKesson Skin Closure Strip McKesson Brand 3000

    McKesson

    McKesson Flexible Skin Closure Strip 1/8 x 3" Sterile 50 per Box

    Package Count: 50. McKesson skin closure strips are designed to provide superior wound closure and security. They are made of a macro porous non-woven polyamide material with pressure-sensitive adhesive. McKesson skin closure strips are ideal for...

    $38.49
  • McKesson Skin Closure Strip McKesson Brand 3003

    McKesson

    McKesson Flexible Skin Closure Strip 1/4 x 4" Sterile 50 per Box

    Package Count: 50. McKesson skin closure strips are designed to provide superior wound closure and security. They are made of a macro porous non-woven polyamide material with pressure-sensitive adhesive. McKesson skin closure strips are ideal for...

    $53.99

Wound & Skin Prep

Whether you are taking care of someone prone to wounds or are stocking up in case of an accident, having the appropriate supplies is critical. If you see your healthcare provider, they will give you recommendations about how to care for the wound and the surrounding skin. Here is what you need to know about wound and skin prep supplies.

Wound & Skin Prep Overview

Wound and skin prep is an integral part of wound care and occurs before applying dressings or bandages. The wound and the surrounding skin also need cleaning in between dressing applications. You should clean and debride (remove all foreign material and dead or contaminated tissue) a wound, before applying a dressing; wound closures may also be helpful for deep cuts. Clean older wounds of any fluid, gauze, or bandage adhesive stuck to the skin.

Wound Prep and Skin Prep Materials

Several materials are essential to have on hand for proper wound and skin prep.

Cleansers: Keeping the wound clean is perhaps one of the most important aspects of wound care. There are many different types of wound cleansers available, including:

  • Iodine Wound Prep Solutions: Iodine is an excellent antiseptic and is a traditional go-to in wound care settings. Iodine is available as a solution applied via sterile or non-sterile cotton pads, or impregnated sponge sticks.
  • Alcohol Pads: Gently wiping with an alcohol pad can also remove debris.
  • Saline Solution: Saline solution is good for flushing the wound.
  • Irrigation Sprays: Irrigation sprays can be saline, antiseptic, or a mix of saline and antiseptic and are suitable for cleansing and sanitizing the wound.

  • Alginates: For wounds that require additional moisture and protection from contaminants, you can use alginate in addition to standard dressing. Wounds that require alginates may include surgical wounds, pressure ulcers, and partial thickness burns. Alginates are available as gels or skin barrier wipes.

  • Skin Barrier Wipes: The wipes leave a thin layer of liquid that, when dry, forms a shield around the skin to protect from irritants.
  • Gel dressings: You would apply gel to a clean wound to provide an extra layer of moisture and encourage wound healing

  • Wound Closures: Deep cuts may require help closing via wound closure strips. The strips help pull together the edges of the wound to encourage closure.

    Adhesive Removers: Adhesive removers help remove any adhesive materials from prior dressings or bandages on the skin around the wound. This prevents sticky buildup on the skin that is around the wound and ensures good adhesion of the new bandage or dressing. There are several types of adhesive removers, including:

  • Adhesive Removal Pads and Wipes: Manufacturers impregnate adhesive removal pads and wipes with a solution that breaks down adhesive materials.

  • Adhesive Removal Liquid: This adhesive remover comes in a bottle or as a spray. You can spray the liquid on or apply it around the wound, and then wipe away the adhesive material with a cotton ball or swab stick.

  • Wound and skin prep are essential parts of wound care and should be performed with care. If a wound is not healing properly or if you suspect complications, seek the advice of a medical professional as soon as possible.