Dakin's solution


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Dakin's solution

 [da´kinz]
an aqueous solution containing sodium hypochlorite and sodium bicarbonate; used as a local antibacterial and formerly to irrigate wounds.

Dakin's solution

(dā′kĭnz)
n.
A dilute aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite used in cleansing wounds.
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Dakin's solution, classed as an unstable solution, had to be made up to a specific concentration shortly before administration.
"The active component of bleach is sodium hypochlorite--the same as Dakin's solution, which many dermatologists have used for years." Dakin's solution is 0.5% sodium hypochlorite, and regular household bleach is between 4% and 6% sodium hypochlorite, so you end up with a dilution much weaker than Dakin's solution.
For instance, when cleaning a wound, some of the topical solutions previously recommended such as-full-strength povidone-iodine (Betadine), hydrogen peroxide, and Dakin's solution actually destroy tissue and are not a good idea, he said.