I suggest that you apply a topical ointment to the wound after washing it.
The official preparation is an ointment which contains one part of the alkaloid in fifty.
He Himself spoke mysteriously of His burial, when a woman poured a vase of costly ointment upon His head.
Sometimes the patient is put to bed and the circulation is encouraged, especially on the surface of the body, by the use of hot spirits and water, or opium and ipecacuanha, while the outside of the nose is protected to a certain extent from loss of heat, and consequent irritation, by smearing it with a tallow candle or rubbing some ointment over the skin.
Powdered, it has little effect upon the skin, but in ointment or used by fumigation it has local therapeutic properties.