The Science of Heal: How Salt Water Can Help Heal Cuts

Posted On: 02/08/2016 - Viewed: 56423
I’m sure that at least once in your life, you experienced getting cuts or wounds, either accidentally or intentionally. But why the latter? Never mind, we’re not talking about suicidal matters here. We are here to discuss how salt water can help heal cuts, wounds and other things. As we all know, the skin is the largest organ in the body and is responsible for protecting our innards from dangerous bacterium and other microorganisms that can pose harm to our fragile, yet important body organs. Therefore, we can’t afford to leave cuts or wounds open, as they can be the gateway of hell to heaven, ultimately putting our overall health to danger.
What’s With Salt Water?
Ever since the ancient times, it was considered as a natural antiseptic. It helps clean and sterilize wounds. Why? Because salt is a bacteriostat, a substance that prevents bacteria from multiplying without destroying them.

The History
The use of saltwater or saline can be traced back to ancient Greece and Egypt. Ancient Egyptians used it for treating wounds and stomach ailments while early Greek and Romans used it for treating scrapes, cuts, mouth sores and skin irritations. Even today, modern medicine still uses saline water, especially in surgery.

However, while it’s true it can aid in healing wounds faster by preventing bacteria from multiplying, there’s certain types of bacteria such as Staphylococcus Aureus multiply faster in presence of saline solution. Therefore, we can’t just rely solely for it when curing cuts and wounds.
Adding a tablespoon of salt into a cup of warm water can be very effective in preventing bacteria from spreading in your wound. All you need to do is to mix the salt into water until it’s completely dissolved. It works well as an initial treatment to disinfect the wound.

If the wound is still bleeding, you can’t soak it into salt water yet. Instead, dab the wound gently with water added salt and wait for it to clot completely before soaking it into salt-water solution. After that, you can apply hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol to sterilize the wound further.

Although, if the wound is large I wouldn’t recommend going for a swim. However, if you’re an avid surfer or paddleboarder you should know that the salt will actually help heal those pesky small cuts and wounds.

Considerations in Using this salt solution
As we stated earlier, if the wound is still bleeding DO NOT use salt water bath yet, instead, dab it gently with water added salt until its completely clotted. If it started swelling or started bleeding excessively, see a doctor immediately.

If you think you have broken bone, be wary and don’t soak it in saltwater. Remember that using it is almost the same as using disinfectants, it will only sanitize your wound by prevent bacteria from multiplying but it will not heal all wounds.

You might need stitches or other medical treatments before you can use this kind of water. Always consult your doctor if you’re in doubt to make sure everything’s okay.

That’s it! If you got knife cuts or small wound, wait for the bleeding to stop, and then apply this salt solution. But if it’s something serious, make sure to see your doctor first.

The human body is truly a remarkable thing, and it’s incredible the impact our environment can have on it.

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