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Antiseptic

Antiseptics are substances applied to the exterior of a body that kill or inhibit microbes and infective agents.

Antiseptic

Antiseptics are substances applied to the exterior of a body that kill or inhibit microbes and infective agents. Antiseptics can be effective against one or a combination of bacteria, fungi, viruses or other microorganisms.

1. Dettol

Mixture of chloroxylenol and terpincol


2. Tincture

Iodine + 2 to 3% alcohol – Water mixture Soap, Iodoform,

phenolic solutions, ethanol, Boric acid, are examples.


 

Difference between Antiseptic and Disinfectants


Antiseptic

1. All antiseptic are disinfectants.

2. It can be applied on the live tissues,

For example. Surface, lab working tables, floor.

Disinfectants

1. All disinfectants are not antiseptic

2. It can be apply on in animate object,

For example. skin / Mucous 

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