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. Hydrog... More »

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Triclosan is an antibacterial agent found in disinfectants, household cleaners, hand soaps, body washes and toothpastes. It is also applied to the surfaces of kitchenware, clothing and toys to inhibit bacterial growth. More »

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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 hav... More »

To use a solution of boric acid to treat eye discomfort, Health911 suggests mixing 1 quart of boiled water with 1 tablespoon of boric acid. The mixture should be allowed to fully cool before applying a small amount with ... More »

When treating vaginitis, boric acid kills fungus, and acidophilus merely supports friendly bacteria levels that eventually restore bacterial balance to the vagina, thus overwhelming the fungus. Boric acid can irritate th... More »

Lugol's iodine contains potassium iodide, iodine and distilled water, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The medication is used before surgical removal of the thyroid gland, WebMD states. In addition, do... More »

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