Why should Chlorhexidine not be used before the application of MPPT?

Chlorhexidine binds strongly to the skin and tissues. Chlorhexidine is cytotoxic to fibroblasts which are the creators of the connective tissue essential to wound healing. It is toxic to human tissue cells at the same concentrations it is toxic to bacteria. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3238890 Chlorhexidine’s activity lasts at least 48…

Can I use antiseptics when preparing the wound?

The use of antiseptics is discouraged when preparing the wound for MPPT application. We strongly advise against the use of antiseptics that are cytotoxic to human cells and that accumulate in the tissue, e.g. Chlorhexidine. About Chlorhexidine If for a specific reason it is necessary to use an…

Does MPPT work on an infected and/or a necrotic wound?

Yes. Procedure: 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…

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