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Antiseptics are applied to the skin to reduce the possibility of infection. Common antiseptics include rubbing alcohol, boric acid, hydrogen peroxide and iodine. Commonly used in antiseptic towels, a family of substances known as quaternary ammonium compounds are also considered antiseptics. Example


Common antiseptics include alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, benzalkonium chloride, iodine and boric acid. Alcohol, ranging in strength from 60 to 90 percent, is used to disinfect skin before certain medical procedures. Hydrogen peroxide, a common household antiseptic, also cleans and deodorizes wounds. B


Although the saliva on dogs' tongues offers some antibacterial protections, calling a dog's tongue antiseptic is a stretch because antibacterial compounds are not the only things to be found in a dog's mouth. Harmful bacteria that are resistant to the antibacterial compounds live alongside them quit


According to the American Society of Microbiology, antiseptics work by changing the pH of the environment of bacteria, making the environment inhabitable. Since microorganisms adapt to their environments, antiseptics have to work quickly to kill off the bacteria before it has a chance to adapt.


As of 2015, Anbesol and Orajel are two over-the-counter antiseptics that provide pain relief for sore gums, according to Drugs.com and Orajel. Both products contain benzocaine, used in local anesthetics to soothe painful, irritated tissue. Patients apply the medication to the gums using a cotton swa


If bacteria builds up in the wound, an infection can occur, according to WebMD. For this reason, it is important to begin treatment immediately, even for minor wounds. Do not use soap, iodine or hydrogen peroxide to treat the wound, as they may cause irritation. Instead, place the wound under runnin


A few minutes after the injury, a wound begins to heal with the formation of a blood clot and scab to protect it from infection, according to MedlinePlus. For two to five days, the wound becomes slightly red and tender as the body increases blood flow to the area. The blood cells form collagen, the


It is possible to purchase Dettol Antiseptic through Amazon.com. The site sells 250- to 1000-milliliter bottles of Dettol Antiseptic Liquid as well as the Dettol Antiseptic Cream moisturizing formula in 30-gram tubes and bars of Dettol's antibacterial soap.


The treatment of an open wound depends on the type of wound and also its depth. For a minor wound that is not bleeding profusely, first aid treatment at home can include cleaning out the wound with water, applying an antibiotic ointment, placing a sterile dressing on it and changing the wound dressi


As of 2015, there are approximately 600 Wound Care Center locations across the United States, notes Healogics, one of the companies that manages the centers. Wound Care Centers are often found in hospitals and medical centers, including the UP Health System - Marquette in Michigan and the St. Joseph