Antiseptics and Local Antibiotics
Mercurochrome, acryflavin, chloroxylenol, chlorhexidine are no more used as antiseptics for dressings. Iodine preparations and silver preparations are routinely used dressing materials. Octenidine dihydrochloride, PHMB, and HOCl are good antiseptics available in the market. Antiseptics are available in liquid form, ointment and cream form, and in combination with foam and hydrocolloid dressings. Other than silver preparations, antiseptics need once or twice a day applications. Antiseptic should not be used in healthy and healing wounds.
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