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Medical Disinfectant


Jun 29, 2022

Some tips and precautions about the use of medical disinfectants.

1. What does the medical disinfectant contain?

Medical disinfectants include iodophor, iodine, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, promethazine, benzalkonium bromide, etc., among which iodophor is the most widely used. Because iodophor is not irritating to the human body, the internal iodine concentration is relatively low, and it can be used on the surface of the wound, inside the wound, oral cavity, perineum, mucous membrane, etc. In addition, there is no need to deiodide after iodophor elimination, just cover the surface with gauze or dressing. The concentration of iodine inside the iodine is relatively high, which is irritating to the wound. It is generally used to disinfect the intact skin surface. If the skin is ulcerated, iodine is not recommended for disinfection, and after iodine disinfection, alcohol should be used to deiodine. Prostaglandin also has no irritation to the perineal mucosa, and it is generally used in gynecology. Hydrogen peroxide is mainly an oxidant, and it is generally used for debridement of traumatic wounds.

2. Can medical disinfectant be sprayed on clothes?

It is generally not recommended to spray directly on clothes. There are many types of medical disinfectants, and they are all corrosive. It is not recommended to spray directly on clothes, such as iodophor and hydrogen peroxide. Because hydrogen peroxide is corrosive, and there is no disinfection attention, iodophor is colored, so it cannot be sprayed on clothes. If it is to prevent viruses, clothes can be hung in the sun and the virus can be effectively killed by ultraviolet rays. live. In addition, after the alcohol is diluted, the reduced concentration can be used to spray on clothes for disinfection.

3. What is the difference between medical disinfectant and household disinfectant?

Common household disinfectants on the market include 84 disinfectant, peracetic acid, 94 disinfectant, etc. Let's compare the medical disinfectant iodophor and household disinfectant 84 disinfectant. 84 disinfectant is mainly used for disinfection of floors, walls, doors and windows in hospitals and other public places. It is relatively corrosive and not suitable for household use. You can use 0.5% peracetic acid solution to disinfect the car compartment, and household washing machines can be disinfected with 84 disinfectant every two to three months. Iodophor has a broad-spectrum bactericidal effect and can kill bacterial propagules, fungi, protozoa and some viruses. It is used as a disinfectant in medical treatment, can be used to disinfect skin and mucous membranes, can also treat burns, treat trichomonas vaginitis, fungal vaginitis, skin mold infections, etc. It can also be used for pre-operation and other skin disinfection, skin disinfection at various injection sites, instrument immersion disinfection and vaginal surgery before disinfection. No matter it is a household disinfectant, it has a good disinfection and sterilization effect, and its use range and purpose are different.

4. What kind of disinfectant is used for flu air disinfection?

Method 1: Air disinfection, consider using air disinfectant or ultraviolet radiation. Method 2: The surface of the object and the ground should be disinfected, and you can consider using a chlorine-containing disinfectant for wiping. In addition, we need to know that influenza is very easy to cause an epidemic, or even cause a pandemic. Therefore, when influenza is epidemic, we must pay attention to developing good personal living habits and avoid going to places with a lot of people. , You can also consider using masks for self-protection. If you have poor immunity, especially infants and young children, the elderly and pregnant women, you can consider using flu vaccines to improve your body’s immunity and reduce the risk of influenza.

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