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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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.
either plain soap and water or an antimicrobial soap and water or, if the hands are not visibly soiled, an alcohol-based hand rub is acceptable (Tables I and II).
Alternatively, wash hands with an antimicrobial soap and water in all clinical situations.
The Kruskal-Wallis Ranks Test demonstrated a highly significant decrease for both antimicrobial soap with water and alcohol-based gel (p< .
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.
An antiseptic handwash is performed with water and an antimicrobial soap.
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.
She also swabbed the nail surfaces and collected subungual debris before and after use of an antimicrobial soap or alcohol-based gel, culturing the material for gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and yeasts on two separate occasions.
Following handwashing with an antimicrobial soap or a waterless alcohol-based gel, nurses with artificial nails continued to be much more likely to have harmful bacteria and yeasts on their nails: 68 percent of nurses wearing artificial nails had harmful bacteria, compared with only 26 percent of nurses without artificial nails.

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