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Antiseptic Solution Medication
What medication do you usually prescribe for periodontitis disease? Can antiseptic mouthwash help? I am 16 and I am worried that my teeth will fall out if I can't visit a dentist.
See a dentist: I know you say you can't see a dentist but you must. $ can be issue but it will cost more in long run to not get it done now. You must clean better than normal, rinses may help but will not cure your probs. A dental cleaning and continual care is your only definitive treatment. ...Read more
Why does my breath still smell bad after a few hours, after I brush my teeth, floss and use an antiseptic mouth wash? Tell me solutions.
Not needed: In general, fluid behind the ear drum by itself doesn't need an "antiseptic" or antibiotic. If the fluid is infected that is a different story and antibiotics can be helpful. If fluid formed because of a nasal or sinus infection then again an antibiotic can help. Most antibiotics in common use such as amoxil, augmentin, ceftin, (cefuroxime) Bactrim etc... Are helpful. ...Read more
Expert opinions? Which antiseptic drug can you recommend for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?
Confusing question: I am not aware of any antiseptic drugs used in the treatment of otitis media. However, we do use antibiotics. Those used vary by the age of the patient, the germ expected, personal allergy history and other factors derived by an office visit. Your pcp can sort this out. This site is not a substitute for an office evaluation when indicated. ...Read more
Cinnamon: This herb/spice has been claimed in the lay press to have wide antibacterial activities, and has traditionally been used in some societies to treat infection. Not aware that there is scientific controlled evidence to support these claims. ...Read more
Yes: Antiseptic are used to clean skin and other materials. Antimicrobials are used for treatment of infections. ...Read more
Soap: Antibacterial soap = antimicrobial soap = antiseptic soap ...Read more
There are: Various protocols and guidelines specified by the Dept of Health (state and fed) and accrediting bodies that must be adhered to in order to maintain compliance and pass inspections. ...Read more
Yes: My daughter used these for her earring piercings. ...Read more
No: An antiseptic cream such as savlon when used in superficial cut or injury will reduce or prevent an infection. Neosporin treat an infection. ...Read more
Flavor: Use cinnamon for flavor, buy sticks and grind these as you need them in any way it suits you. ...Read more
Clean and dry: Assuming that the surgical procedure was not a contaminated procedure or drainage of an infected wound, the incision would have been closed. The wound should be covered with a clean, dry dressing since there is often spot leakage of fluid from the incision which can stain clothes. After a few days, the incision can be left open to air, if not subject to being moist (e.g. Sweat or drainage). ...Read more
Please tell me, are there any antiseptic mouthwashes that utilize non-harmful alternatives to alcohol-based mouthwashes?
I'm concerned because the dressing with some kind antiseptic oil. Ao I just wana ask that can aids spred through such oils.?
Savlon cleansing wipes with antiseptic. These should not be used on wounds. I cleaned a small cut with one without realising. Is this dangerous?
No.: Savlon wipes are marketed for "on the go" wound cleansing and hand sanitizing. It would be more "dangerous" to delay cleansing a fresh wound. Most likely Savlon wipes contain the antiseptic chlorhexidine which is often used in hospitals & other medical settings. Check the ingredients on the container and use them only as directed. You should be perfectly safe. ...Read more
Hi I have tonsilstones I just taste it in my troat? Noise air stinks too? What can I use? Does listerine antiseptic work? Its desroying me help please
YES!: Does it prevent the growth of disease-causing oral microorganisms? Hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient is an oxidising agent, disinfectant and deodorant. It is bactericidal with a wide spectrum of action. Side effect: whitening tooth enamel. Use twice daily after brushing for both the whitening and the antiseptic effect. Same active ingredient as their strips. ...Read more
Saline irrigation is all you need. You can buy saline nose drops at a pharmacy, or you can make your own saline solution:
add 1 cup (237 ml) distilled water to a clean container. If you use tap water, boil it first to sterilize it, and then let it cool until it is lukewarm.
Add ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) pickling or canning salt to the water.
Add ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) baking soda. ...Read more
My dog bit my feet and it bled. I washed it and applied an antiseptic. Is there anything to worry?
See your doc: Even with minor bites, i'd check in with your doctor - they'll take a look, make sure there's nothing retained in the bite, clean it well, talk to you about signs and symptoms of infection and also, consider if you need prophylaxis antibiotics (to prevent infection) and make sure you are up to date on tdap vaccine. ...Read more
Get Sick: Claire's ear antiseptic contains benzalkonium chloride - which depending on the amount and the concentration can be quite toxic. So please keep this out of reach of children. Often you can avoid alot of problems that occur from piercings by keeping them clean and not manipulating them until they are healed. There are many sites on the web that you can visit that give good info on piercing care. ...Read more
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