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Old 02-03-04, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow disinfectant

Ok i'll make it short. My cousin is a nurse and she says that hydrogen peroxide (forgive me if I've got the wrong one but you know which it is... brown bottle and about $2 at the drug store) is a bad idea to use on any animal including snakes because it doesn't allow new cell growth. Apparently they don't use it anymore on people because of this but you can still buy it. My question is if this stuff is not good to use what should be used? (she recomended a topical cream but then again she isn't a vet and is deathly afraid of snakes.... she won't even let me bring one into the house after shipping) anyway...

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Old 02-03-04, 08:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What do you want to use it on, a cut, or for something else?

Cleaning purposes?

Let us know what you plan to use it on and im sure someone can steer you in the right direction.
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Old 02-03-04, 09:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Betadine or a triple antibiotic ointment works well for treating minor wounds on reptiles. I leave the peroxide for cleaning enclosures. Just spray and wipe, works great!
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for washing debris out of wounds saline solution like you use for contacts works well, then apply a good topical polysporin. hydrogen peroxide is nasty stuff, not good for herps anyways.
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I'll second betadine. Think iodine without the sting
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