Dakin’s solution

What is Dakin’s solution?

Henry Drysdale Dakin, who was born in London, England in 1880, developed the hypochlorite solution, also known as Dakin’s solution, as a result of his innovative work during World War I.
This solution is a diluted mixture of sodium hypochlorite NaOCl (0.4 % to 0.5 %) and other stabilizing agents that is traditionally utilized as an antiseptic to cleanse wounds and prevent infection. At one point, the solution was also referred to as Carrel-Dakin solution or Carrel-Dakin fluid.

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