Using a Topical Antiseptic for Skin Trauma

Bacterial skin infections represent some of the most common infectious diseases globally. Prevention and treatment of skin infections can involve application of a topical antimicrobial, which may be an antibiotic or an antiseptic.

The skin is one of the first lines of defence against microbial invasion. Breaches in the skin, whether accidental i.e. trauma or insect bite, or intentional (surgical incision), can allow incursion of bacterial pathogens and can lead to skin and soft tissue infection.

Leucillin is an effective and reliable first aid, sanitizing and skin management tool. Out-performing other antiseptic products with unbeatable Log710 99.99999% results, Leucillin kills pathogens that can cause infection.

Leucillin, a Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) based antiseptic solution is one on the highest performing formulations of stable Hypochlorous; it is skin pH neutral at 5.5 - 6.0 pH. Stabilised Hypochlorous is a revolutionary breakthrough in healthcare with many 100 times the effectiveness of standard antiseptics while proven to be 100% safe.

Suitable ears, eyes, sensitive and allergy prone skin types, Leucillin’s soothing and calming formula helps manage the symptoms of allergy suffers and prevents infection. Leucillin has a wide and varied range of uses and capabilities within all areas of animal healthcare and is suitable for mammals, birds and reptiles.

Why choose a liquid antiseptic over a cream or gel:

An antiseptic product is more effective as a biocide when administered in a liquid form. A topical antiseptic will have an active ingredient(s), which must come into contact with the infecting pathogen to be able to kill it. A liquid will the capability to transport the active ingredient, (Leucillin’s active being HOCl), with ease into the infection site, this will allow the solution to run over surface of the skin and flow into all corners which bacteria are present. A free flowing solution will have a much higher probability to coming into contact with an infecting pathogen.

In a gel or cream, the active is suspended within a viscous solution and is therefore unable to come into contact with further pathogens once applied. They can act as an effective barrier to further infection, but can also have the potential to seal in infection; this can lead to bacterial mutation and resistance, rendering an antiseptic ineffective.

A spray function does has the added benefit that the very action of spraying will flush pathogens from the wound bed.

Dosage requirements for a Topical Antiseptic

Stong antiseptics require precise dilution, if not and can cause irritation if they’re left on the skin for long periods of time, this kind of irritation can lead to prolonged recovery time or irritant contact dermatitis.

Leucillin contains HOCl, which is a naturally produced chemical within the mammalian body by Leukocytes or Neutrophils to fight infection caused

by invading pathogens (bacterial, viral and fungal.) Leucillin is straight to use, it is skin pH neutral, non-toxic and a nonirritant, the body recognises Leucillin as the natural chemical to its own immune system safely working in harmony with it. Leucillin does not cause detriment to living tissue and is recommended for liberal use upwards of 2 to 3 times daily, there is no risk of over-dosing.

Other antiseptics which use a caustic chemicals as their active, for example Chlorhexidine based antiseptics, can cause severe irritation, tissue damage and in some cases deafness in felines, it is important to always carefully read the manufactures instructions for applying any product.

Thoroughbred mare, flank tear injury sustained whilst out. Vet stitched, antibiotics prescribed orally, only Leucillin applied topically. After two weeks all but three stitches removed, three weeks for full recovery.

How does product efficacy protect against pathogen resistance

Leucillin is a revolutionary breakthrough in healthcare with many 100 times the effectiveness of standard antiseptics. Whilst other antiseptics struggle to achieve the 99.999% efficacy required for a Standard EN13727 test, Leucillin achieves 99.99999% efficacy; a 100 fold improvement in efficacy, whilst still remaining non-toxic, non-irritant and skin pH neutral.

Products with a lower efficacy are not capable of killing all pathogens present within an infection; this can allow pathogens to grow and multiply between applications. Repeat applications of products with an active which requires a long exposure time to kill the pathogens may also contribute to resistance, rendering a product potentially ineffective.

Because Leucillin has such a high level of efficacy and has the ability to kill pathogens on contact with no lengthy exposure time required, there can be no opportunity to develop resistance; there is no risk that bacterial strains will become resistant to Leucillin.

Leucillin’s usages againsfvt microbial invasion

Cuts, wounds, stubborn infections, rashes and skin irritations, dry, itchy, flaky or smelly skin problems, ear and eye infections, burns and abbess, and the management of the symptoms of allergies are just some of the many uses of Leucillin, and of course as a general purpose antiseptic.

Leucillin can be used to help maintain healthy skin; it acts as a topical wound wash, as a skin safe anti-microbial biocide which promotes skin healing by reducing potential for infection and is a preventative solution.

To find out more about Leucillin or for trade enquiries please call 0345 548 9800 email: info@leucillin.co.uk or visit the website: www.leucillin.co.uk

50ml Leucillin Dropper £4.99
150ml Leucillin Spray £7.50
250ml Leucillin Spray £9.99
500ml Leucillin Spray £14.99

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