Wounds – From Physiology to Wound Dressing: Simple Remedy

Peter Kujath*, Angela Michelsen, Stephan Heinrich Nolte, Peter Gentz, Hans Peter Hadry, Roland Hirschfeld-Warneken

*Corresponding author for this work
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Not mentioned specially, but more or less incidentally, potassium permanganate is described as being obsolete. I find this astonishing, having obtained outstandingly good results with highly diluted KMnO4 solutions and baths in the treatment of infected wounds, panaritia etc. both in Africa and here. And why should PVP-iodine solution not be diluted? For cleansing of larger abrasions in children, I fully recommend the generous use of 1 to 2% iodine solution. I have the feeling that the "simple" remedies are eagerly termed "obsolete" because they are too cheap. What do the available data tell us?
Translated title of the contributionWunden - Von der physiologie zum verband
Original languageEnglish
JournalDeutsches Arzteblatt
Issue number31-32
Pages (from-to)557-558
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 04.08.2008

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  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)


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