BSIP, MAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BSIP, MAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Cleaning wound. Boy having a wound cleaned and antiseptic (spray can in mother's hand at right) applied. An antiseptic slows the growth of microbes. The skin normally protects the body from infection by microbes, but damage to the skin can lead to infection.
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