A Savings on Saline

January 1, 2007

When sterile saline is needed for repeatedhome use (eg, for daily cleansingof a foot ulcer), suggest thatthe patient buy an over-the-counter,

When sterile saline is needed for repeatedhome use (eg, for daily cleansingof a foot ulcer), suggest thatthe patient buy an over-the-counter,generic, contact lens saline solution.This is inexpensive and widely available,and it remains sterile as long asthe tip of the bottle does not come incontact with anything.
-- Lawrence Adler, MD
   Redlands, Calif