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Is there any difference between antimicrobial and antiseptic?

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In brief: Yes

Antiseptic are used to clean skin and other materials.
Antimicrobials are used for treatment of infections.

In brief: Yes

Antiseptic are used to clean skin and other materials.
Antimicrobials are used for treatment of infections.
Dr. Walid Abuhammour
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Dr. Lawrence Scalzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes slight

antiseptics prevent /destroy bacteria on living objects usually on surface usually while antibiotics destroy bacteria in the bloodstream and tissue but both kill or inhibit bacteria

In brief: Yes slight

antiseptics prevent /destroy bacteria on living objects usually on surface usually while antibiotics destroy bacteria in the bloodstream and tissue but both kill or inhibit bacteria
Dr. Lawrence Scalzo
Dr. Lawrence Scalzo
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