In general, water is the best medium for wound cleaning. It removes large parts of slough and hence undesirable microbes effectively; in particular if it is applied with the pressure that can be achieved by using a wash-bottle or a large syringe.
If a large contusion zone or extensive amounts of slough are present in the wound and not satisfactorily removable with water, 3% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) can be used in its role as a light chemical debrider.
The use of antiseptics is discouraged and we strongly advise against the use of antiseptics that accumulate in the tissue, e.g. Chlorhexidine.
After cleaning the wound with water, dab it dry with a lint-free swab. It is now ready for application of MPPT.