Tuesday, September 25, 2012

quicko: peroxide

Growing up, peroxide was always my family's first line of defense against infection, but here no one seems to think twice of it.  Particularly the medical professionals I'm friends with.  I explain to them how I've sustained a minor injury and put peroxide on it (peroxide that I bought when I was home in America) and they go, oh, yeah, well, okay, if you feel like it I guess it won't hurt.  This is peroxide!  The mighty warrior of the medical cabinet!  It cures ... well, everything, right?  How the average bathroom here doesn't stock it is utterly beyond me -- what do people use??

2 comments:

Laetitia :-) said...

When I was growing up we used peroxide, Listerine (yes, I know it's a mouthwash) and Condie's Crystals (potassium permanganate). A lot of people here will have Dettol liquid (or creme) or Savlon creme in their cabinets.

Although in a first aid kit you wouldn't need anything because it's intended to support the system until regular medical help. And of course, in a first aid kit that can be used on anyone, a liquid or creme someone could be allergic to is no use.

Garry with 2 Rs said...

Dettol, or Betadine, both of which are anti-infection agents. Alternatively, get your mum to kiss it better.