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What Is The Difference Between Antiseptic And Antibiotic?

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/24/17 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Antibiotic, Antiseptic

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Both fall under antimicrobials, a general category of compounds that kills microbes (bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens). An antibacterial is an antibiotic, but as the name implies, it can only target bacteria. Antibiotics, on the other hand, can kill or keep pathogens from growing.

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