Originally Posted by MAG1723
The abscess has burst a week ago. But she still has a limp. Now I am thinking she is limping because she has another infection. I soaked a pad in iodine and wrapped her foot up with that. Hopefully that will kill the infection. I can already she a difference in her
Yes, if the abscess has burst a week ago, something else is going on.
I do use iodine for wound care, but for 2 reasons I wouldn't use it as you have. Firstly & most importantly it is damaging to live tissue & when used on open wounds it is advised(by human medical professionals) to use it as an initial wash only, then revert to something non-necrotising for ongoing care. It shouldn't be used repeatedly or held on a wound long term. In some cases of solar abscesses, the sole just never grows back & it is thought that strong antiseptics having damaged the corium is the cause. Secondly, iodine is deactivated with contact to dirt, water, air, after a short time anyway. For use on a pad or poultice I'd be inclined to use salt or raw honey.