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Highlights The global market for antiseptics and disinfectants reached nearly $5.
The statement follows a recent move by FDA requesting additional scientific data to support the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients used in health care antiseptics marketed under the over-the-counter drug monograph.
The professor who conducted an in-vitro research using the antiseptic also used some alcohol-based antiseptics during the research.
Antiseptics are milder than disinfectants, which decontaminate anything they come in contact with but are too strong to be used on the skin.
Dr Richard Wenzel, who wrote an editorial on the studies, said the US research supports switching antiseptics.
Rutka: In other parts of the world, physicians successfully use a variety of topical acidifying solutions and antiseptics.
95 each) expands with two fine biographies: Peggy Parks' Joseph Lister: The Father Of Antiseptics (1410303225) tells of an 1800s British surgeon who made a discovery which revolutionized medicine, producing the antiseptics which changed operating room procedures.
With those exceptions, Hirt says tea tree oil is an effective treatment for conditions like mild skin infections or acne, and less caustic to skin than other chemical antiseptics.
Susannah Blandford, brand manager, antiseptics at Reckitt Benckiser, said consumers were looking for a simple solution to modern day dilemmas.
There's a real need for skin antiseptics that can claim efficacy against those pathogens.
Almost a century ago and for decades later, silver compounds were used in clinical medicine as antiseptics -- for example, to prevent or treat the effects of burns.