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Is weak liquor still antibacterial?

Is weak liquor still antibacterial?

NOT REALLY: Alcohol is an antiseptic but weak alcohol is not antibacterial.The alcohol used as antiseptic is ethanol or ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol.Both are effective against wide range of bacteria, viruses and protozoa;fungi.These are only used as antiseptics to wipe the skin and disinfecting surfaces but weak liquor is not effective as antiseptic. ...Read more

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Should I use regular or antibacterial soap?

Should I use regular or antibacterial soap?

Your preference: A regular soap is most often adequate for cleanliness and personal hygiene, and then use an anti-bacterial hand soap for hand washing, especially after using the bathroom. ...Read more

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Hydrosalpinx can be treated by antibacterial?

No: A hydrosalpinx is a tube that is already damaged and the antibiotics will not fix it. ...Read more

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Should I be using an antibacterial toothpaste?

No: Trisoclan is used in some patients. The concern is developing resistant bacteria. Similar to hand disinfectants. I do not recommend those toothpastes. ...Read more

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Any good mild antibacterial cleanser for wounds?

Any good mild antibacterial cleanser for wounds?

Dial soap: Dial soap and water work well or if you want an actual wound cleanser you can go to your local pharmacy and tehre should be several to shoose from. ...Read more

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What is the best antibacterial cleanser for cars?

Why?: Why would a car need an antibacterial cleanser? And for that matter, what would a human driving in a car? ...Read more

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Do all brands of bar soaps have antibacterial properties?

Do all brands of bar soaps have antibacterial properties?

No: Antibacterial soaps contain antibiotics. Regular soaps can help remove the oil that germs cling to from the skin or other surface so that it can be flushed away with water. ...Read more

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What kinds of medicine are antibacterial and over the counter?

What kinds of medicine are antibacterial and over the counter?

Creams and ointments: Antibiotics that you take by mouth are not available over the counter. However, creams and ointments for cuts and scrapes (like neosporin) have a small amount of antibiotic in them but are only for use on these small injuries and will not treat larger infections. See your doctor if you think you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it true that Bee Balm is antibacterial? Can I put it on cuts?

Is it true that Bee Balm is antibacterial?  Can I put it on cuts?

No------yes: Not significant. Note that if it were antibacterial, that might be bad. For example, Bacitracin and neosporin have been shown to be harmful to use on cuts or burns. And, yes, you can put it on cuts. But it is less useful on cuts than vaseline. ...Read more