Topical Antiseptic


Topical Antiseptic, Topical Disinfectants, Local Anti-Infective Agents, Skin Preparation, Chlorhexidine, Hibiclens, Povidone Iodine, Povidone-Iodine, Betadine

  • Indications
  1. Antseptics are applied prior to procedures in which the skin is broken
  • Preparations
  1. Chlorhexidine (Hibiclens)
    1. Often preferred as Topical Anesthetic prior to procedures
    2. Avoid Chlorhexidine near eyes (irritation) and inside ear canal (ototoxic)
  2. Povidone Iodine (Betadine)
    1. Not affective until it dries
  3. Isopropyl Alcohol 70%
  4. Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Resources