What Is An Antiseptic?


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Rory Copus answered
An antiseptic is a substance which is applied to wounds and infections to ensure that they are clean and do not get any worse. They have been used through the years of medical history and have lead to many different operations being able to be carried out successfully with the patient experiencing problems or even dying. An antiseptic is merely a clean or lotion can be directly put on a cut or infection to ensure that it is properly clean and is going to remain as such until the next application.

Used on both minor and major cuts and infections there are never any worries that an antiseptic is not going to fulfill its needs and be able to perform the job that it needs to. You can be sure that whenever you have gone to the doctors for an infection that you have been given some sort of antiseptic cream without even knowing it.

This has been able to ensure that you have a clean wound and that the treatments can continue to work and improve on your health. No matter what age you are or what condition you may have with regards to infection, you can be sure that an antiseptic cream is going to do the job and that you are not going to have any problems with it when you are using it.

Whether you are studying medicine or are interested in what you are going to be given to ensure that your infection does not get worse, you will be surprised with how much we rely upon antiseptic solutions to ensure that our cuts and infections do not get any worse than they have to and that we can live a fit and healthy lifestyle without there being any worries or problems along the way.
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Vincent Davis answered
Antiseptic kill bacteria by controlling the numbers of colonies of bacteria able to survive the application of an antiseptic.
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Muddassar Memon answered
Antiseptic are basically antimicrobial substances which are applied to living tissues/skin to decrease the likeliness of infection, sepsis or putrefaction. They should generally be differentiated from antibiotics which tear down micro organisms inside the body and from disinfectants, which obliterate micro-organisms placed on non-living objects.

Generally quiet a few antiseptics are true germicides, proficient of tearing down microbes, where as others are simply bacteriostatic which generally stops or slows down their growth. Antibacterials are basically antiseptics which only take action against bacteria.

The extensive beginning of antiseptic surgical techniques followed the circulation of the paper Antiseptic principle of the Practice of Surgery in the year 1867 by Joseph Lister, who was motivated by Louis Pasteur's germ theory of putrefaction. In this publication he supported the use of carbolic acid as a technique of making sure that any germs present were killed.

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