Infectious Diseases  |  Recurrent Skin Sepsis Pathway - Antiseptic Bathing Options




Infectious Diseases

Recurrent Skin Sepsis Pathway - Antiseptic Bathing Options

 AGENT

 USE

COST

Sodium Hypochlorite
(0-5%)

Household Bleach
e.g. Janola

Bath additive

15mls=1 capful per 10litres

Caution: Avoid eyes /full immersion. Ensure safe storage

Minimal e.g. $2.75 per 1.25litres

Triclosan 1%
(Phisohex)

Use as Bodywash in
bath or shower

Fully subsidised if script endorsed certified condition (500ml OP)

Chlorhexidine based wash

(e.g Microshield 2% or  Microshield 4%)

Use as Bodywash in
bath or shower

Not recommended if<2months old

Unsubsidised OTC

Dettol

(Chloroxylenol4.8%)

Bath additive

OTC

Oilatum Plus

6% Benzalkonium chloride

2% Triclosan

52.5% light liquid paraffin

Bath emollient plus antiseptic

2 capfuls in 20cm water or 1ml in baby bath

Not for use if <6months old.

Unsubsidised approx $62 for 500mls

NB: Safe storage required for all.  Avoid eyes.  Caution in infants

 

 



Last updated : Friday, August 21, 2015
Next review date : Saturday, August 20,2016


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