Antiseptics, alternative treatment for antibiotics in Urinary Tract Infection?
Antibiotics pose problems with use as they become resistant over a time fighting bacterial infections in people and animals whereas Antiseptics, or skin disinfectants, are chemicals for cleaning the skin and wounds. They can kill or prevent the growth of microorganisms. A study conducted in the UK and published in British Medical Journal suggests antiseptic drug methenamine hippurate is as good as antibiotics for the purpose. Adding recurrent urinary tract infection is a common problem and avoidance of antibiotics can help prevent drug resistance.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)