The Dangers of Using Alcohol for Wounds

By
Muhammad Jafar Siddiq

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Dangers of Using Alcohol For Wounds – Before closing the wound using
bandages or gauze, It's good to clean it
first in order to reduce the risk of infection and speed up the recovery process.
The use of alcohol in wounds is believed to be effective because this material is sterile and can reduce risk
infection. Meanwhile on the other hand there are several
negative effects found on alcohol namely,
alcohol is a hard material that should not be used on the skin as a whole
carelessly.

Usage Effects
Alcohol for wounds on skin tissue

Open wound tissue
is an area that is very sensitive and susceptible to infection. At the time of the condition
You have to handle it as best you can, starting with
clean it using ingredients that are safe and sterile
to close it to avoid exposure to germs that can cause it
infection.

Alcohol is indeed quite effective
to prevent bacterial growth, but behind all that
apparently this substance should not be used to clean wounds. This is caused
because alcohol can cause a burning sensation in the wound and damage the tissue
healthy skin. Impacts that can be obtained are itching and swelling
can be mistakenly recognized as a symptom of inflammation.

In addition, alcohol is to dry the surface of the skin
and potentially cause irritant reactions. Instead of speeding up the recovery process, use alcohol to
wounds can make the healing process take longer.

The same thing applies to antiseptic drugs containing hydrogen peroxide. As
alcohol, hydrogen peroxide is also effective in preventing the development of germs that cause disease.
However, the side effects can be detrimental to the skin because these compounds completely eradicate
components in the wound, including healthy skin cells.

Other Things To Look For At The Time
Caring for injuries

Besides
to avoid
alcohol use when cleaning wounds, there are several other things that are
must be looked at
when treating wounds. Among others:

1. Keep the wound area moist

Grease a thin antibiotic ointment on
scratches that are in the form of scratches or large size so that the humidity remains
awake. This aims to speed up the recovery process, prevent the bandage from sticking, and
avoid infection. Germs can proliferate fertile on moist, finished skin
to make sure that cleanliness is also maintained.

2. Do not allow the wound to be exposed to open air

Not
few people mistakenly let the wound get exposed to the open air to get it quickly
dry up. In fact, a wound left in this condition could be
exposed to germs and dirt so that it might be infected. So, the wound has been cleaned
it should be covered with tape or bandages to keep it sterile.

3. Don't apply material that isn't
recommended for wounds

Hydrogen Peroxide and Alcohol are just one example of a substance that is not
recommended for cleaning wounds. Another moisturizing product
skin in normal conditions such as lotion should also be avoided. Besides being able to
increases the risk of infection, this product usually contains perfumes that can cause irritation.

4. Itching does not always indicate a wound
has healed

Taste
Itching usually occurs when the wound begins to dry out, but this does not always indicate that
the wound has recovered. In some cases, itching can
become a sign of an allergy to antibiotic ointments and bandages used. If itching gets worse or worse
continues, consult a doctor immediately.

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