The antimicrobial properties of a urea-based handwash lotion with triclosan.

F. F. Tung, D. Estafan, W. Scherer

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the antimicrobial action of a urea-based handwash lotion with triclosan with a lipid-depleting detergent-based handwash product with 4% chlorhexidine gluconate. The zones of inhibition produced by the two handwash lotions and the one produced by the positive control were similar against all strains of bacteria tested, indicating that a urea-based handwash lotion with triclosan is as effective as a lipid-depleting handwash lotion in inhibiting bacterial activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-656
Number of pages4
JournalGeneral dentistry
Volume49
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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  • Dentistry(all)

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