Can salt be used to clean wounds?

I have diabetes 2 and had a few misquito bites on my leg. This has now been infected and does not want to heal. Can I use salt to clean the wounds?

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Answered by R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

I would not recommend putting salt on your wounds. As a diabetic, I would recommend seeing your PCP or visiting a wound care center as soon as possible. Small infected wounds can become very serious infections in people with diabetes and can lead to serious complications. Get in, be seen and get on the right treatment regimen to avoid further complications.

Published on May 13, 2016

Answered by R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

I would not recommend putting salt on your wounds. As a diabetic, I would recommend seeing your PCP or visiting a wound care center as soon as possible. Small infected wounds can become very serious infections in people with diabetes and can lead to serious complications. Get in, be seen and get on the right treatment regimen to avoid further complications.

Published on May 13, 2016


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