Whats the difference between deodorant soap and antibacterial soap?
What is the main difference between plain soaps and antibacterial soaps used in the home? The main difference is that antibacterial soaps contain a special ingredient for controlling germs. When washing with an antibacterial soap, a very small amount of antibacterial ingredient is deposited on the skin that keeps the number of germs at a significantly reduced level for an extended period of time. Washing with plain soap initially removes some germs, but the germs left on the hands can quickly regrow and increase in number. What germs do antibacterial soaps kill? Antibacterial soaps kill or inhibit bacteria that cause odor, skin infections, food poisoning, intestinal illnesses and other commonly transmitted diseases. Their effectiveness depends on the antibacterial ingredient, its concentration, its contact time on the skin and the product formulation. Who should use antibacterial soaps? Antibacterial soaps provide extra protection against bacteria that may cause many common illnesses.