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Is it O.K. to wash a cut, that was caused by falling down,

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Is it O.K. to wash a cut, that was caused by falling down, with water and soap? Thank you.
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I am Dr.Abid a Medical Internist and will help you out.
Yes initially you can wash cut with tap water and soap followed by cleaning wound with pyodene(antiseptic) and than apply bandage over cut.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Right now, I don't have any red medicine or Neosporin. Can it wait until about 5:00 P.M., (Central Time) before I apply either red medicine or Neosporin on the cut? Thank you.

Yes you can wait if you do not have any antiseptic right now,but try to get antiseptic as soon as possible to apply it over cut and to clean area meanwhile apply bandage over cut.
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