A wound cleanser is an antiseptic wash that helps flush debris and exudate from wound surfaces. These wound washes also help eliminate harmful bacteria. Regularly cleaning the wound bed promotes healing and reduces the risk of infection. It is important to thoroughly cleanse your wound before applying wound dressings. Many dermal wound cleansers contain ingredients like saline or benzethonium chloride since they are non-irritating and keep the wound bed moist. Antiseptic wound cleansers come in easy-to-use spray bottles that prevent you from having to touch the wound and risk further contamination.