Topical Antiseptics

  • Antibiotic Ointment Antibiotic Ointment: this triple antibiotic ointment contains Bacitracin, Neomycin & Polymyxin B and is a good antibiotic ointment to apply to minor cuts and scrapes after proper cleansing. It is best not to use this ointment on burns or 'hot spots'.
  • Antiseptic/Anesthetic Spray, After Cuts & Scrapes Antiseptic/Anesthetic Spray, After Cuts & Scrapes: this is an antiseptic and anesthetic spray combination. It is effective for relieving pain associated with cuts, scrapes and burns and also provides an antiseptic ingredient. Lidocaine, the anesthetic component, is also effective in reducing the itch/scratch cycle for particular wounds such as 'hot spots'.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide 3% Hydrogen Peroxide 3%: is handy to have around to be used as a topical antiseptic to clean superficial cuts and scrapes. It is also an effective emetic (induces vomiting) when given orally. (See Medications & Dosages or the Quick Reference Manual in the kit for administering the proper dose when used to induce vomiting.
  • Alcohol Wipes, PAWS Alcohol Wipes, PAWS: these towelettes are pre-moistened with ethyl alcohol and are not intended to be used on the skin wound but rather to clean hands or instruments, such as rectal thermometers or thumb forceps after use.