What Are Some Examples of Antiseptics?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 31, 2020 7:48:22 AM ET
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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. Examples are benzalkonium chloride and chlorhexidine.