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Dakin’s Solution, an Antiseptic

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by wulfin (Posted Sun, 03 Apr 2016 07:22:24 GMT)
Dakin’s solution, AKA as Dakin’s fluid, is a antiseptic you can make at home fairly easily and use for topical wound cleaning. It was originally developed prior to WWI and is still used today by some doctors and hospitals around the world. It was developed by an English chemist Henry Drysdale Dakin and a French surgeon named Alexis Carrel. They considered it an Idea wound antiseptic and it was first used widely in WWI. The main ingredient is Sodium Hypochlorite. The treatment using this solution is called the Carrel-Dakin treatment and consists of the periodic flooding of an entire wound surface with the solution. Dakin’s Solution fights bacteria. It is used to treat or to help prevent infections caused by cuts or abrasions, skin ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, or surgery. It has even shown great results in treating gangrene in some medical studies.

Dakin’s Solution should not be used on those who have serious adverse reactions to chlorine. To help prevent normal people’s reactions to it’s use over time it has found that placing petroleum jelly along outside of wound helps.

There are stronger germicidal solutions available from that time period, but they were a danger since they damaged living cells or lost potency in the presence of blood serum, such as carbolic acid or iodine. Dakin’s solution did not have either of these draw backs. It’s ease of preparations and few ingredients preppers usually have make it a good solution for preppers if we need to treat wounds when there is no professional medical acre and modern means available. It does have the draw back that it must be prepared within a day of use and some people react to the chlorine.

Stronger germicidal solutions, such as those containing carbolic acid (phenol) or iodine, either damage living cells or lose their potency in the presence of blood serum. Dakin’s solution has neither disadvantage; its solvent action on dead cells hastens the separation of dead from living tissue. Dakin’s solution is prepared by passing chlorine into a solution of sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate. The solution is unstable and cannot be stored more than a few days. The Carrel–Dakin treatment consists of the periodic flooding of an entire wound surface with the solution.
What you will need to make this solution.
You will need a small amount of Sodium Hypochlorite solution 5.25% (such as unscented house hold bleach. The unscented and not ultra strength)
Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
Clean purified water
A Clean sauce pan with a lid
A sterile measuring cup
A set of sterile measuring spoons to measure with
And finally a sterile glass jar with a lid.



To make the solution is a simple process.

Wash your hands well with soap and water.

Put 32 ounces (4 cups) of clean purified water into your pan and boil it for 15 minutes with the lid on.

Remove the pan from heat.

Using the sterile spoons add ½ teaspoon of baking soda to the water.

Depending on the strength of the solution you wish add the bleach. One table spoon and one half tea
spoon for ¼ strength or 1 table spoon and two tea spoons for ½ strength solution.

Store in the glass jar away from sunlight, heat and moisture. Do not allow it to become frozen. Keep the jar tightly closed when not using it.

To use pour over wound or area or soak clean cloth in solution and apply to area.

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