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

Carbolic acid

It is an agent used for preventing the growth of microorganism. But it cannot kill microorganisms.


It is a hygroscopic and highly corrosive substance.

It is used as disinfectant for sharp instruments like scissors and knife blades.

It is used topically to cauterize dog bites, snake bites and other small wounds.

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