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 inanimate object (e.g. tables, floors, chairs) and antiseptics are more suitable for human skin45.
Antiseptics are used as a treatment for cuts, scratches, burns, grazes or other injuries where the skin is broken, or as a preventive measure before piercing the skin (e.g. getting an ear piercing, having an injection or undergoing surgery). For this very reason, BETADINE® has a wide range of antiseptic formats for your different needs.