antibacterial soap


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antibacterial soap

A bactericidal agent used to clean the skin–eg, Betadine, pHisoHex

antibacterial soap

A cleanser chemically altered to increase its ability to kill microorganisms.
See also: soap
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For those looking for extra protection beyond soap and water, Marquess recommends using the top pharmacist-recommended antibacterial soap.
Sales of antibacterial soaps are up by 54%, liquid soap by 20%, and cough, cold and flu remedies by 70%.
University of Michigan researchers reviewed numerous studies conducted between 1980 and 2006 and concluded that antibacterial soaps that contain triclosan as the main active ingredient are no better at preventing infections than plain soaps.
The antibacterial soap, meanwhile, may help fight off colds, influenza and other diseases as it gently removes contaminants.
Before you shave, wash the area with an antibacterial soap and press a warm washcloth on your skin to soften the hair.
Triclosan is no better at preventing infections than plain soap and water, the panel concluded after reviewing the five scientific studies that tested antibacterial soap against regular soap.
But during a recent visit, my mother-in-law said I shouldn't be using antibacterial soap.
From a common sense perspective, antibacterial soap sounds like a godsend: Anti = against and Bacteria = bad little critters that make us sick.
Scrubbing with antibacterial soap could clear away the good bugs, leaving space for dangerous microbes to settle, said Prof Spigelman.
BUT INSTEAD of stocking up on chicken soup, you may want to reach for the antibacterial soap and team up with Ship-Shape and his Scrub Club to fend off those pesky viruses.