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Antiseptics are antimicrobial substances that are applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction. Antiseptics are generally distinguished from antibiotics by their ability to be transported through the lymphatic system to destroy bacteria within the body, and from disinfectants, which destroy microorganisms found on non-living objects. Some antiseptics are true germicides, capable of destroying microbes (bacteriocidal), whilst others are bacteriostatic and only prevent or inhibit their growth.
Large trial finds iodine-based antiseptic to be more effective for closed fracture surgery

Large trial finds iodine-based antiseptic to be more effective for closed fracture surgery

Daily toothbrushing in hospitals linked to significant drop in pneumonia cases and ICU mortality rates

Daily toothbrushing in hospitals linked to significant drop in pneumonia cases and ICU mortality rates

Study identifies potential new way to protect premature babies from deadly infection

Study identifies potential new way to protect premature babies from deadly infection

Updated advice to prevent healthcare-associated infections focuses on hand hygiene

Updated advice to prevent healthcare-associated infections focuses on hand hygiene

Saline nasal irrigation after COVID-19 diagnosis reduces hospitalization

Saline nasal irrigation after COVID-19 diagnosis reduces hospitalization

Sore throat lozenges and sprays provide only a small reduction in throat pain

Sore throat lozenges and sprays provide only a small reduction in throat pain

Iodine deficiency may be making a comeback due to changing eating habits in Canadian communities

Iodine deficiency may be making a comeback due to changing eating habits in Canadian communities

Researchers evaluate artemisinin for COVID-19 management

Researchers evaluate artemisinin for COVID-19 management

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on oral health

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on oral health

COVID-19 patients' eyes and tears can be infected with SARS-CoV-2

COVID-19 patients' eyes and tears can be infected with SARS-CoV-2

Is liquid chalk an effective disinfectant of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses?

Is liquid chalk an effective disinfectant of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses?

Researchers offer large-scale screening of potential broad-spectrum SARS-CoV-2 antivirals

Researchers offer large-scale screening of potential broad-spectrum SARS-CoV-2 antivirals

Study shows link between periodontitis and COVID-19 complications

Study shows link between periodontitis and COVID-19 complications

Disinfectants with "virucidal activity against enveloped viruses" effective against SARS-CoV-2

Disinfectants with "virucidal activity against enveloped viruses" effective against SARS-CoV-2

Biophysicists develop computer model that shows effect of antiseptics on bacterial membranes

Biophysicists develop computer model that shows effect of antiseptics on bacterial membranes

Oral antiseptics and mouthwashes may have the ability to neutralize human coronavirus

Oral antiseptics and mouthwashes may have the ability to neutralize human coronavirus

Immunologists analyze types of immune response to predict an effective COVID-19 vaccine

Immunologists analyze types of immune response to predict an effective COVID-19 vaccine

Switching antiseptics halves the risk of infection after surgery

Switching antiseptics halves the risk of infection after surgery

Researchers to test the strength and contact time of disinfectants used against viruses

Researchers to test the strength and contact time of disinfectants used against viruses

New hydrogel prevents and treats infections in wounds

New hydrogel prevents and treats infections in wounds