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Various types of antiseptics their features and uses in first aid treatment-“Iodine”

Iodine It is an agent used for preventing the growth of microorganism. But it cannot kill microorganisms. Features: It is in the form of grayish – back, brittle plate- shaped crystals with a metallic luster. Its tincture contains 2% iodine and 2% potassium iodide in alcoholic solution. It is used for disinfection of skin and treatment of wounds. It 0.5 to 1% aqueous solution is used for application to wounds,...

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Various types of antiseptics their features and uses in first aid treatment-“Gentian violet”

Gentian violet It is an agent used for preventing the growth of microorganism. But it cannot kill microorganisms. Features: it is moderately soluble in water, alcohol and glycerin. Its 1% solution in 10% alcohol is used for superficial pyogenic infection of skin and mucous membranes, chronic and irritant lesions of the skin.

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