BACKGROUND: Although various solutions have been recommended for cleansing wounds, normal saline is favoured as it is an isotonic solution and does not interfere with the normal healing process. Tap water is commonly used in the community for cleansing wounds because it is easily accessible, efficient and cost effective; however, there is an unresolved debate about its use. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to assess the effects of water compared with other solutions for wound clea...Expand abstract
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Cochrane corner: water for wound cleansing.
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