Both antiseptic and disinfectant prevent the growth of disease-causing micro- organisms45. The main difference between the two is that disinfectants are usually used on object (e.g. tables, floors, chairs) and antiseptics are more suitable for human skin45.
Antiseptics are used as a treatment to cleanse cuts, scratches, burns, grazes or other minor injuries where the skin is broken, or as a preventive measure before piercing the skin (e.g. an injection). For this very reason, BETADINE® wound care products have a wide range of antiseptic formats for your different needs.