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What is the difference between Antiseptic and Antibiotic?

Asked by Jasmijn , Last updated: Sep 16, 2020

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F. Lopez

F. Lopez

F. Lopez
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Answered Aug 06, 2020

Antibiotics are biochemical substances that kill and stop the growth of bacteria. They work by intervening with the cell wall synthesis and nucleic acid metabolism, and by inhibiting protein synthesis. Before starting antibiotic therapy, it should be based on the possible organisms involved, the incidence of the resistance of the organism, pharmacology, measure of severity, frequency, importance, and availability.

Antibiotics are biochemical substances that kill and stop the growth of bacteria. They work by
The hallmark of an antibiotic is that it is cheap and reasonably available. Antiseptic, on the other hand, will inhibit the growth and progression of the microorganisms short of necessarily killing them. They can be topical agents that are applied to the skin, mucous membranes, and personal objects that can be internally used instruments such as urinary tract antiseptics. They are often employed in the purification of the skin and wound surfaces, preparation of the skin before surgical procedures, for oral hygiene, cleaning of items including furniture, and other various objects.

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D. Smith

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Answered Jul 29, 2020

An antiseptic is something that people normally use in order to clean their wounds. If you would try to define what an antiseptic is, this is something that can help prevent the growth of bacteria. This will also stop the growth and spread of different microorganisms that may affect the body.

An antiseptic is something that people normally use in order to clean their wounds. If you would
When you say antibiotics, this is something that may need to be ingested in order to work. The main goal of the antibiotic is to make sure that it will kill the bacteria that can be found in the body. The bacteria may be causing all types of havoc, and it should be prevented. Take note that some antibiotics will also be effective enough to kill parasites.

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