This is best done by removing the hair from the coronet and soaking the whole foot in a cold antiseptic solution.
Keep such wounds clean by washing or syringing them twice a day with hot antiseptics, which are poisons to bacteria and kill them or prevent their growth.
The result was not satisfactory, as might be expected from the fact that lime is a comparatively weak antiseptic (52.5 by atomic weight, while creosote is 216), and from the extreme tediousness of three months' soaking.
Afterwards strong solutions of suitable antiseptics should be applied daily until such time as the horny covering has renewed itself.
One would imagine that a simple and long-continued soaking of the entire foot in a strong enough antiseptic would be all that was needed.
It consists in dressing the wound with reliable antiseptics, and maintaining the parts in a healthy condition until Nature completes the cure by repairing the breach.
In fact, a poultice, strongly impregnated with perchloride of mercury or other powerful antiseptic, is a useful dressing in a case of a punctured foot, or a wise preliminary to an operation involving the wounding of the deeper structures.
For a sense of the ludicrous is the best of mental antiseptics; it, if anything, will keep our perishable human nature sweet, and save it from the madhouse.
We waited for a minute until the latter melted, McMurtrie filling up the time by carefully sponging the bridge of my nose with some liquid antiseptic.
a 1 in 20 solution of carbolic acid, a solution of copper sulphate, with Villate's solution, or with any other combined antiseptic and astringent.
A light shoe is first tacked on to the foot, and those portions of the horny sole that have been allowed to remain dressed with Venice turpentine, tar, or other thickly-adherent antiseptic.
By the cold of the bath inflammatory phenomena are held in check, while its added antiseptic prevents the formation of septic discharges.
If preferred, one of the more commonly accepted antiseptics--such as Carbolic Acid, Lysol, Boracic Acid, or Perchloride of Mercury--may be substituted.