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How To Treat An Infected Wound

March 24, 2014 by  

Dear Bob,

I am trying to avoid using antibiotics but need to use something on a wound that is getting infected. I have heard that bleach can be used on a wound, but I don’t know how much or how often. What do you recommend?


Dear E.B.,

There is a bleach and water solution sometimes prescribed by doctors called a Dakins Solution. It has been used for many years to clean wounds and treat infections. While bleach will kill the bacteria, if it’s too strong a solution it will also kill healthy tissue and retard healing. Full-strength Dakins is .5 percent bleach. A more diluted concentration (about .0125 percent) is the most prescribed. It is antimicrobial but will not damage healthy cells. The problem you have is if you try and mix it yourself, you will most likely make a dose that is too strong and that will cause damage to your healthy tissues. If you choose to go this route, I would recommend you first see a physician or naturopath. If your wound infection is serious, don’t hesitate.

Best wishes,


Bob Livingston

founder of Personal Liberty Digestâ„¢, is an ultra-conservative American author and editor of The Bob Livingston Letterâ„¢, in circulation since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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