antimicrobial soap

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an·ti·mi·cro·bi·al soap

(an'tē-mī-krō'bē-ăl sōp)
Cleansing agent containing an ingredient inhibitory to microorganisms.
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Results of other studies have demonstrated that HH with an alcohol-based product is associated with significantly healthier skin.10,11 In a previous study, self-reported reasons for frequent lack of compliance included the following: Hand washing agents cause skin irritation and dryness; lack of soap or too busy/hand washing takes too long; wearing of gloves; hands do not look dirty; and a perceived low risk of acquiring infection from patients.12 In contrast, most dentists in the present study reported that they were not too busy for HH, and that adequate hygiene with traditional hand washing with antimicrobial soap maintained the skin condition of hands with in the normal range except loss of skin moisture.
These products are a billion dollar industry and can be found in antimicrobial soaps, disinfectants, and sanitizers to scrub our hands and clean countertops.
** Alternatively, wash hands with an antimicrobial soap and water in all clinical situations.
Alcohol-based products are preferred for decontamination; antimicrobial soaps are acceptable, but neither works well against bacterial spores.
Traditional prolonged, vigorous hand scrubbing before surgery may be replaced by a 1-minute wash with antimicrobial soap and water followed by application of an alcohol-based rub, he added.
AloeGuard antimicrobial soap contains a high-quality soap base and chloroxylenol 0.5 percent (PCMX), a proven broad-spectrum antimicrobial effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeasts, and fungi.
"Our message is not to wash your hands with antimicrobial soap, but just to wash your hands.
The guidelines recommended hand washing with non-antimicrobial soap between the majority of patient contacts and washing with antimicrobial soap before and after performing invasive procedures or caring for patients at high risk.
* If the antimicrobial soap and water scrub, and subsequent rinsing under hot water post-use is not done according to directions, then air drying could allow for microbial amplification in the sponge.
The book does a nice job of addressing the overuse of antimicrobial drugs; encourages even blatant germ freaks to save their money and not buy antimicrobial soap for everyday use; is loaded with useful tips for reducing your family's vulnerability to sharing bugs of all sorts; provides a quick overview of the transmission, symptoms, and incubation period of some of the most common bugs (influenza virus, norovirus, cold viruses, and E.

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