How to use antiseptic solution at home

Poor housing hygiene conditions significantly increase the risk of infectious diseases in particular and human health in general. So in addition to personal hygiene measures, sanitation of the accommodation is a necessary measure. The following article will guide How to use antiseptic solution at home to prevent the risk of disease.

1. In what cases is it necessary to use antiseptic solution at home?

First the house needs to be well ventilated, airy and clean. This is the most important factor to eradicate bacteria, mold and infectious pathogens. In addition, you can disinfect and sterilize the house with antiseptic solution periodically (maybe once a week, or once every 2 weeks).

In case your home has sick people, suffering from infectious diseases such as influenza A, limbs and mouth, diarrhea,… then the use of antiseptic solution at home is extremely important to prevent pathogens from multiplying and spreading to other members of the family.

In addition, in the case of homes with people suffering from chronic diseases such as cancer, cerebral vascular accidents, chronic respiratory infections, home disinfection helps to bring a fresh and healthy living environment for patients.


Antiseptic solution should be used when a family has an infectious disease

2. What are the practice of home disinfection?

For individuals: hand antiseptic, antiseptic clothes if someone is infected, baby's toys.

For the whole family: disinfecting tools, household items, cleaning the floor with antiseptic solution and other necessary locations.

Disinfect your child's toys

Clean baby toys

3. What are the personal antiseptic types?

Hand sanitizer: can be with hand soap or a quick hand sanitizer containing alcohol. It is necessary to wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds under clean water, several times a day. In case of going to places where there are no conditions to wash your hands, use a quick hand sanitizer containing alcohol, also known as a dry hand sanitizer instead.

Disinfect items in the house, tables, chairs or places where germs are suspected: you can use a 70-degree or 90-degree medical alcohol solution to disinfect home tools or tables and chairs if they are suspected to be contaminated with the patient's secretion (or visitors to the house) due to coughing. , sneezing, blowting the nose of the sick person.

For the clothes of the sick person, or clothes after contact, care for the infectious diseased person: it is necessary to wash it with soap, then dry it in the sun or dry it for bactericidal.

Clothes exposed in the sun

Sun-dried clothing for bactericidal

4. How to clean the house with antiseptic solution properly?

Antiseptic cleaning solution: two types of antiseptic solution that can be used to disinfect the house including chlorine B and javel water

For cloramin B powder you can buy at chemical stores. The mixing rate of this powder can be used as 1 teaspoon mixed with 1 liter of water, then used to clean the house. In the case of a home with an infectious disease, it is recommended to follow the instructions of the health worker or epidemic room staff (the phap rate can be increased to 5 teaspoons of cloramin B powder and 1 liter of water). However, the use of cloramin B powder to clean the house brings quite a lot of trouble in both storage and during use. Cloramin B must be preserved in a sealed container, avoiding sunlight from entering, if exposed to light will lose its effect. Also the smell of this dispensing solution is relatively unpleasant, causing inconvenience to family members.

Cloramin B Powder

Cloramin B Powder

Javel water disinfectant cleaning solution: you can buy Javel water solution or clothes bleaching water at grocery stores, supermarkets. Note that you need to buy clothes bleaching water, not bleach for colored clothes because the composition of these two types is different and colored bleach does not have a disinfecting effect. Javel water mixing rate for disinfection, you prepare according to the instructions in the product label. For example, you can mix according to the instructions, then soak your baby's toys, or you can wipe tables and chairs, stairs,… In case you want to mix Javel water solution for cleaning, you can mix twice as much water as instructed, for example, instead of 1 bottle cap mixed with 1 liter of water, you can mix 1 bottle cap with 2 liters of water. You can then use this solution to clean the house weekly or 2 times a week.

When cleaning, wipe with cleaning water first, after cleaning the house with the cleaning water you use javel water mixed above to wipe again and then wait for drying. Note not to wipe again with clean water, the smell of Javel water can fly fast when you open the door for light to enter the house.

Use a diluted bleach solution

Use Javel water as a mop solution

For hospitals, disinfection works are carried out very closely with special antiseptic solution. Because the hospital is a place where many patients come for examination and treatment, disinfection and sterilization work must be extremely strict to avoid cross infection. However, when disinfecting at home, we only need to apply the above methods to ensure a fresh living environment, protecting family members from pathogens.

5. Conclusion

It is important to use antiseptic solutions and disinfection measures at home periodically or when someone is sick. The environment in the house is the factor that most affects the health of the person. Especially during the epidemic season or when there is an epidemic, keeping a house clean, sterilizing, minimizing pathogens has a good effect to prevent diseases.


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About: John Smith

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