*Corresponding author:Johannes Matiasek, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St. Josef Hospital, Vienna, Austria
Received: May 25, 2018; Published: May 31, 2018
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The global threat posed by antibiotic resistance is well recognized, but despite, guidelines, antibiotics continue to be over-prescribed and frequently misused. One area where antibiotics may be used with considerable less frequency is in the management of infected wounds, particularly where the infection is localized and not systemic. This paper presents the case for considering the use of octenidine-based antiseptics for both wound care and whole-body decontamination, in order to prevent wound infections as well as to treat already locally infected wounds. A case report is presented which examines the management of a superinfected wound without the use of systemic or local antibiotics. Complete wound closure was achieved using a combination of octenidine based products.
Keywords: Superinfection; Antibiotic Resistance; Antibiotic-Free Therapy; Octenidine