View Single Post
Old 01-23-04, 10:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
vanderkm's Avatar
Join Date: Mar-2002
Location: Regina, SK
Posts: 2,714
Glad to hear that your doctor has dealt with this as aggressively as he has. Small wounds that produce a bigger than expected reaction in anyone (compromised immune system or not) have a possibility of being due to the bacteria that cause necrotizing fasceitis which can cause severe damage to tissues in a very short time. Not specific to injury associated with animals and definately not something to delay with - this leads to amputation or worse if it is ignored.

Hydrogen peroxide is a good alternative for immediate wound cleansing - it does not damage tissues, does not sting and is very effective at killing bacteria.

Glad to hear you are doing better.

mary v.
Mary VanderKop
vanderkm is offline  
Login to remove ads