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Which of the following is an example of a common antiseptic used to clean and disinfect wounds?

Option: 1


Option: 2

Rubbing alcohol

Option: 3

Hydrogen peroxide

Option: 4

Baking soda 



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Hydrogen peroxide is a common antiseptic that is often used to clean and disinfect wounds. It helps to kill bacteria and viruses that may be present on the skin's surface, reducing the risk of infection.

Incorrect options

1) Bleach: While bleach can be used as a disinfectant, it is not recommended as an antiseptic for cleaning wounds as it can cause skin irritation and damage.

2) Rubbing alcohol: Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) is commonly used as an antiseptic to clean and disinfect the skin before medical procedures. However, it can be too harsh for cleaning wounds as it can damage healthy tissue.

4) Baking soda: Baking soda is not an effective antiseptic for cleaning wounds. It is commonly used as a home remedy for various conditions, but it is not recommended for wound care.

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