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Antiseptics

Antiseptics can lower the risk of acquiring infection, sepsis, or putrefaction, because it stops these microorganisms. Antiseptics are often called ‘skin disinfectants.’ However, disinfectants are distinct from antiseptics because they are primarily used on inanimate objects. One should also take care to remember that antiseptics are different from antibiotics, which work inside the body.

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The word ‘antiseptic’ comes from two Greek words: anti meaning against, and septikos meaning putrefactive. From the make-up of the words alone, one can already tell that antiseptics are chemical agents that prevent the growth and spreading of microorganisms. Antiseptics can lower the risk of acquiring infection, sepsis, or putrefaction, because it stops these microorganisms. Normally, they contain a lot of active chemical agents like biocides. Antiseptics can be either bacteriocidal or bacteriostatic. Bacteriocidal antiseptics destroy microbes, while bacteriostatic antiseptics inhibit their reproduction. Antiseptics are often called ‘skin disinfectants.’ However, disinfectants are distinct from antiseptics because they are primarily used on inanimate objects. One should also take care to remember that antiseptics are different from antibiotics, which work inside the body.

Uses of antiseptics

Antiseptics are mainly used in the field of medicine and health, particularly for surgeries and operations. As a matter of fact, ancient Greek and Sumerian physicians who lived thousands of years ago advocated the use of antiseptics. In modern times, antiseptics are still used by doctors to disinfect their hands, their equipment, and even the portion of the body of the patient which they will be operating on. Antiseptics, the most common of them being alcohol, are also used in food preservation and even in the embalming of the dead!

Antiseptic products

As antiseptics are used mainly to disinfect wounds, it can usually be found in first aid kits and are usually available for sale over the counter. There are a variety of antiseptic products, like antiseptic liquids, antiseptic ointment, and antiseptic spray. There are also antiseptic lotions and antiseptic hand creams, for those who are conscious of the effect on their skin. As for those who are always on the go, there are antiseptic wipes and antiseptic towelettes for easy disinfection in case of an emergency anywhere and anytime.

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Shop for a wide range of Antiseptic products on NetPharmacy NZ at discounted prices.

Bepanthen Antiseptic Cream With Vitamin B5

Bepanthen Antiseptic Cream With Vitamin B5

NZD$17.50 - NZD$28.90

gst NZD$2.28 - NZD$3.77

Retail Price: NZ$30.90

Betadine Antiseptic Liquid (NZ Only)

Betadine Antiseptic Liquid (NZ Only)

NZD$9.90 - NZD$16.90

gst NZD$1.29 - NZD$2.20

Retail Price: NZ$18.30

Comvita Medihoney Antibacterial Wound Gel

Comvita Medihoney Antibacterial Wound Gel

NZD$18.50 - NZD$32.50

gst NZD$2.41 - NZD$4.24

Retail Price: NZ$19.95 - $34.40

Skybright Colloidal Silver Cream

Skybright Colloidal Silver Cream

NZD$14.50 - NZD$23.90

gst NZD$1.89 - NZD$3.12

Retail Price: NZ$16.15 ~ NZ$27.05

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