If the wound contains infection and/or necrosis, remove as much pus and slough as possible using water and a moist swab.
If the use of an antiseptic is necessary, 3% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is preferable. The use of H2O2 is contraindicated in very deep or large wounds due to risk of gas embolism.
Alternatively, use a 70% Isopropyl alcohol solution.
Do not use Chlorhexidine as it is cytotoxic and remains in the tissue for several days impeding healing.
After slough removal, wash with water, dry the wound gently, apply MPPT and apply a light, highly permeable secondary dressing.
Standard clinical protocol should be followed for the treatment of any clinical infection.
Systemic antibiotics can be administered concomitantly with MPPT.
Do not use topical antibiotics (e.g. ointments, gels, pastes, creams, powders) in conjunction with Acapsil as this inhibits the action of MPPT.