Alcohol a skin antiseptic and low-level disinfectant. Effective against a broad range of microorganisms. Has a drying effect on skin is not recommended to be used on mucous membranes.
Agents: Ethyl alcohol 70% ; Isopropyl alcohol 70%
Boric acid is used in suppositories for treating vaginal yeast infections. Can be used in eyewashes, also can be applied as creams for burns.
Brilliant Green is used to treat small skin wounds and cuts. The main advantage is that it does not irritate mucous membranes. It is often used to treat infections of the eye, tongue sores and sinus infections.
Hydrogen peroxide is used to clean and deodorize wounds. Can also be used as mouthwash and first aid for scrapes.
Iodine is a popular antiseptic used against a broad range of microorganisms. It acts fast but can cause skin irritation. It cannot be used for routine use in surgical scrub or on mucous membranes as it causes irritation.
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