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What is antiseptic?

By October 23, 2011 - 12:12pm
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Hi, I would like to know what does it mean when they say antiseptic products? Does it mean like alcohol swabs? Please let me know soon.


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I see okay. I will ask my doctor to know more about this.


October 24, 2011 - 12:18pm

Thanks for your reply. I know I shouldn't use antiseptic products everyday but I just prefer using it once in a awhile to prevent boils and problems. Using antiseptic products can it also prevent boils forming? What does it mean by open lesions? I'll ask my doctor about this anyway before using antiseptic products.


October 23, 2011 - 8:31pm
(reply to Melissa6666)

Boils can occur with or without the antiseptic, however the antiseptic should help in decreasing the frequency of the boils. An open lesion is any boil that is open and susceptible to bacteria entering your body. For example, if your boil has drainage, it is an open lesion.

Please consult your doctor.


October 24, 2011 - 5:21am

Thanks for your reply. I was reading about hidradenitis suppurativa remedies and said use antiseptic products so I just wanted to make sure what is it? So I will look at it in store see what is it to use. Do you also think in your suggestion that is safe to use? Please let me know.


October 23, 2011 - 2:23pm
(reply to Melissa6666)


The use of antiseptic products with Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a good idea. A careful and gentle scrub with an antiseptic soap, for example, can help keep the area clean and free from harmful bacteria. I would suggest that you do not go overboard trying to keep your area 100% clean, keep in mind that you need normal bacteria on the skin so cleaning once a day should more than suffice. Also, if you have any open lesions, you may want to consult your doctor prior to using an antiseptic.


October 23, 2011 - 5:07pm

Antiseptics protect against Sepsis which is a severe illness caused by bacteria.
An Antiseptic product is free of bacteria and protects a person against any bacteria found on their skin.


October 23, 2011 - 12:18pm
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