Small cuts and abrasions can be very painful to clean. How might one clean such a wound without causing undue pain, while still effectively sterilizing it?
Attempts so far that have caused pain:
- soap and water
- isopropyl alcohol
- wet wipe
I'm describing a minor wound, nothing that would require stitches or a skin graft and I.V. antibiotics
Edit: For those of you who've never heard of it, polysporin is basically an antibacterial with some other helpful ingredients:
Medicinal Ingredients (per gram) : 10,000 units Polymyxin B (as sulfate), 500 units bacitracin zinc, 0.25 mg gramicidin and 50 mg lidocaine. Non-medicinal Ingredients (alphabetically) : butylated hydroxytoluene, cocoa butter, cotton seed oil, olive oil, petrolatum, sodium pyruvate, vitamin E.