II. Preparations: Soap-free cleansers

  1. Cetaphil lotion
  2. Aquaril lotion
  3. SFC lotion
  4. Neutrogena (non-drying)
  5. Moisturel sensitive skin cleanser

III. Preparations: Soaps Mild or Hypoallergenic

  1. Dove (unscented): Contains lotion
  2. Oil of Olay
  3. Purpose
  4. Basis Glycerin or superfatted
  5. Aveeno bar
  6. Alpha-Keri
  7. Neutrogena Dry Skin
    1. Bar does not last long (dissolves quickly in water)

IV. Preparations: Alcohol based hand sanitizer (Alcohol-Based Hand Rub or ABHR)

  1. Mechanism
    1. Ruptures Bacterial cell walls
    2. Does not kill Clostridium difficile spores (use soap and water)
    3. Does not increase Antibiotic Resistance (in contrast to antibacterial soaps with Triclosan and similar agents)
  2. Agents examples
    1. Purell

V. Preparations: Antibacterial Soaps

  1. Precautions
    1. Antibacterial soaps (75% of household hand cleansers) contain Ticlosan antibiotic (or similar)
    2. Increased risk of Antibiotic Resistance
    3. Little evidence that antibiotics add any benefit over standard, plain soap and water
  2. Agent examples
    1. Lever 2000 (least irritating)
    2. Dial
    3. Safeguard
  3. Resources
    1. FDA Soaps and Washes
      1. http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSafely/UnderstandingOver-the-CounterMedicines/ucm378122.htm

VI. Preparations: Antiseptic Cleansers

  1. Povidone Iodine (Betadine)
  2. Hexachlorophene (Phisohex)
  3. Chlorhexadine (Hibiclens)

VII. Preparations: Too Harsh Soaps

  1. Irish Spring

VIII. Preparations: Laundry Detergents

  1. Dreft (Diaper detergent)
    1. Mild and ingredients never change

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