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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.

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

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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.

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.

Find the cause: Once you find the cause you can treat the problem. Cavites? Periodontal problems? Acid reflux? Diet? I'ts great thet you have excellent oral hygiene... keep it up! Now consult with a dentist and physician for an examination. ...Read more

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Which antiseptic drug are used for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?

Which antiseptic drug are used for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?

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

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Expert opinions? Which antiseptic drug can you recommend for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?

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

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What is in Borasol antiseptic powder?

Borasol: Contains Eucalyptol, thymol, methyl salycate, and menthol...... (see the label!)

Hope this helps or is there another question here?

Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the minimum amt of ethanol required for antiseptic effects?

What is the minimum amt of ethanol required for antiseptic effects?

Antiseptic: Ethanol in antiseptic wipes and sanitizing hand gels is about 62%. 100% ethanol is irritating & drying to the skin & can cause bacteria to form a protective protein shell. Generally, 62-70% is recommended for antisepsis. ...Read more

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Are cinnamon sticks antibacterial or antiseptic?

Are cinnamon sticks antibacterial or antiseptic?

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

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How can you extract lidocaine from an antiseptic?

How can you extract lidocaine from an antiseptic?

You can't: There is no easy way to separate Lidocaine in a solution combined with antiseptic. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between antimicrobial and antiseptic?

Is there any difference between antimicrobial and antiseptic?

Yes: Antiseptic are used to clean skin and other materials. Antimicrobials are used for treatment of infections. ...Read more

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What is the difference between antibacterial and antiseptic soap?

Soap: Antibacterial soap = antimicrobial soap = antiseptic soap ...Read more

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How are antiseptics and disnfectant used for diconramination in laboratory?

How are antiseptics and disnfectant used for diconramination in laboratory?

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

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Is alcohol the only good mouth antiseptic?

Is alcohol the only good mouth antiseptic?

No: The specifically make a number of products that DO NOT use alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I use dettol antiseptic for vaginal wash?

Can I use dettol antiseptic for vaginal wash?

Use of this type of: Product could alter vaginal ph or alter flora. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if neosporin is an antiseptic cream?

Can someone tell me if neosporin is an antiseptic cream?

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

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What's the best way to use cinnamon in antiseptic way eat or drink?

Flavor: Use cinnamon for flavor, buy sticks and grind these as you need them in any way it suits you. ...Read more

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How can I clean and dress a post surgical wound and what antiseptics to use?

How can I clean and dress a post surgical wound and what antiseptics to use?

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

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Can aids spread through dressing a wound with antiseptic oil, what do you suggest?

Can aids spread through dressing a wound with antiseptic oil, what do you suggest?

Unless there: Is excessive drainage (dripping from the dressing) the likelihood of transmission under the conditions you have described are unlikely. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are there any antiseptic mouthwashes that utilize non-harmful alternatives to alcohol-based mouthwashes?

Please tell me, are there any antiseptic mouthwashes that utilize non-harmful alternatives to alcohol-based mouthwashes?

Mouthwash: Yes there are many herbal and supplement mouthwash available. Many include natural ingredients like peppermint and spearmint, some contain antioxidants as well. ...Read more

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Savlon cleansing wipes with antiseptic. These should not be used on wounds. I cleaned a small cut with one without realising. Is this dangerous?

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

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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

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

Listerine: I am sure that your throat is sore, listerine mouthwash has a high alcohol content and will probably burn. There are some non-alcohol containing mouthwashes on the market, biotene is one of them. ...Read more

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Help please! Is crest 3d white mouthwash antiseptic?

Help please! Is crest 3d white mouthwash antiseptic?

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

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Help! Need to know if there's an antiseptic for nasal irrigation?

Help! Need to know if there's an antiseptic for nasal irrigation?

Saline: 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

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My dog bit my feet and it bled. I washed it and applied an antiseptic. Is there anything to worry?

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

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If I pee on my cut leg, is that a good antiseptic?

If I pee on my cut leg, is that a good antiseptic?

?: Only if you are unable to find clean water and soap. Urine is hypertonic and acidic and would create a burning sensation much like vinegar. In the wilderness it would help clean a contaminated wound if other means were not available. ...Read more

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What would happen is you consumed claire's ear care antiseptic?

What would happen is you consumed claire's ear care antiseptic?

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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How can antiseptics prevent bacterial growth?

How can antiseptics prevent bacterial growth?

Alcohol: Most contain a high concentration of alcohol which kill most surface bacteria ...Read more