Polihexanide: A Safe and Highly Effective Biocide

  title={Polihexanide: A Safe and Highly Effective Biocide},
  author={K. Kaehn},
  journal={Skin Pharmacology and Physiology},
  pages={16 - 7}
  • K. Kaehn
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Polihexanide is a broad-spectrum antiseptic with excellent tolerance and a low-risk profile. The physicochemical action on the bacterial envelope prevents or impedes the development of resistant bacterial strains. Thus, polihexanide is particularly suitable and useful in the struggle against multidrug-resistant bacteria. The ecological database is still incomplete. There is some evidence that biodegradation requires adsorption to inert surfaces and that only a small number of bacterial species… CONTINUE READING
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