Antibiotics | Anti-Bacterial | Antiseptic
ANTIBIOTICS - Antibiotics are medicines that fight bacterial infections in people and animals. They work by killing the bacteria or by making it hard for the bacteria to grow and multiply. Antibiotics can be taken in different ways:
- Orally (by mouth). This could be pills, capsules, or liquids.
- Topically. This might be a cream, spray, or ointment that you put on your skin. It could also be eye ointment, eye drops, or ear drops.
- Through an injection or intravenously (IV). This is usually for more serious infections. Antibiotics only treat certain bacterial infections, such as strep throat, urinary tract infections, and E. coli.
ANTI-BACTERIAL - Anti-Bacterial are chemical substance produced by various species of microorganisms which is bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes etc and are used for either killing or inhibiting the growth of other pathogenic microorganism without affecting the host tissue.
ANTISEPTIC - An Antiseptic is a substance that stops or slow down the growth of microorganisms. They are frequently used in hospitals and other medical settings to reduce the risk of infection during surgery and other procedures. Different types of antiseptics are used in medical settings. These include hand rubs, hand washes, and skin preparations. Some are also available over the counter (OTC) for home use. Antiseptics are usually categorised by their chemical structure.
- Chlorhexidine and other biguanides
- Antibacterial dye
- Peroxide and Permaganate
- Halogenated phenol derivative