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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Antibacterial And Antimicrobial

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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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Why are antimicrobial agents prescribed after a urine culture if the culture is sterile?

Why are antimicrobial agents prescribed after a urine culture if the culture is sterile?

Antibiotics?: If a urine culture is sterile, there are no bacteria in the urine. In that case, antibiotics are not needed as they would have nothing to treat. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between chemotherapeutic agents and antimicrobial agents? Are chemotherapeutic agents in any way related to antimicrobials?

Is there any relationship between chemotherapeutic agents and antimicrobial agents? Are chemotherapeutic agents in any way related to antimicrobials?

Yes: Chemotherapy agents act by killing cells that divide rapidly (cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells). Certain chemicals such as antibiotics kill micro-organisms (also known as antimicrobials). In general antibiotics kill bacteria and antimicrobials kill bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. There are cytotoxic antibiotics that are used in treating cancer such as actinomycin, doxorubicin, bleomycin. ...Read more

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Do mustard seeds have strong antimicrobial properties?

Do mustard seeds have strong antimicrobial properties?

Yes: Studies of mustard seed oils have shown anti-microbial functions against staphylococcus aureus and e. Coli. ...Read more