Best Antibacterial Wound Cleaners for Wound Care

Today’s wound care market contains an abundance of antibacterial wound cleaning products, giving you ample selection choices. Which are the best ones? While we can’t cover every single product in this space, we can show you the basics of selecting reliable cleaners, and identify a few popular brands.
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What are Wound Cleansers?

Wound cleansers are antibacterial, moisturizing substances that help you care for skin wounds such as lacerations, punctures, abrasions, avulsions, incisions, and more. They serve the vital purpose of cleaning the wound, mitigating the chance of infection, and expediting recovery.

Effective wound cleansers should be hypoallergenic, non-toxic, biocompatible, and easy to apply. Thanks to modern innovations, many are cost-effective and user-friendly. We normally group wound cleansers into three categories.

Three Basic Wound Cleanser Categories

  • Commercial Cleansers
      • The primary purpose of a commercial cleanser is to clear the wound site of any debris or necrotic tissue without removing healthy cells/tissue. You can find these non-cytotoxic substances in spray bottles, making it easy to control how much goes on your skin.
  • Saline Solutions
      • Some providers prefer a saline solution, which they view as a safe and effective way to clean wound sites.
  • Lactated Ringer’s Solutions
      • These solutions work well for sick, injured, or immunocompromised patients. They’re usually a hybrid mixture of sodium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, and sodium lactate.

Popular Wound Brands

These are a few of the popular antibacterial cleansers available today.

  • McKesson Saline Wound Flush (7.1 ounces)
      • This saline product is a great choice for gentle cleansing that will eliminate foreign material from the wound. Medical care professionals will use it for abrasions, burns, skin irritations, cuts, scrapes, and so forth.
  • Medical Sterile Saline Solution (500 ML)
      • Here’s an optimal solution for hospitals and other medical facilities that need to ensure sterility and effectively address wound debridement. It also works well for suctioning and irrigation procedures.
  • Medline Skintegrity Wound Cleanser (8 ounces)
      • This non-cytotoxic solution will do the job without compromising healthy cells and tissue. We classify this as a “surfactant-based wound cleanser,” which means it reduces surface-level tension between oil and water molecules, making it easier to isolate and eliminate dirt and bacteria.
  • McKesson Dermal Wound Cleanser Spray (16 ounces; Over-the-Counter)
      • We thought we’d include the latest OTC solution. This product is safe, cleans wounds effectively, and is easy to use for simple abrasions, cuts, and other minor problems.

So, hopefully, that gives you a better idea of what you may encounter when you’re trying to keep wounds, scrapes, and abrasions clean. The risk of infection, scarring, and other problems decreases substantially when you utilize reliable products.

Sarasota Medical Products serves both business and consumer clients alike with products and solutions for addressing wound care. We also make everything you would need for ostomy care (i.e., pouches, wafers, and adhesives). You can learn more about our products and services by contacting us at 941-377-1451.