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13.11 Skin cleansers, antiseptics, and desloughing agents

Cleansers

1st       SODIUM CHLORIDE 0.9% 
        POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE solution tablets

Disinfectants

1st        CHLORHEXIDINE 
1st       POVIDONE IODINE
        CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 1% cream (Eczmol) for healthcare workers to use after washing as a moisturiser.

Sodium chloride solution 0.9% is suitable for irrigation of skin and wounds.

Povidone-iodine may produce systemic adverse effects, such as metabolic acidosis, hypernatraemia and renal impairment, if applied to large wounds or severe burns.

See infection control policy on the intranet.

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