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What is Hypochlorous acid?
Hypochlorous acid is a substance present in the white blood cells of humans that helps to protect the body against foreign bodies.
It is non-toxic, non-corrosive, eye-safe, and antiseptic.
What are the benefits of Hypochlorous acid?
- Treatment of various skin disorders: hypochlorous acid can help in the treatment of various skin disorders, including atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, lower extremity diabetic ulcers, pruritus, and acne vulgaris. Other treatments include the promotion of wound healing and scar prevention.
- Treatment of blepharitis: hypochlorous acid is used in the treatment of blepharitis by reducing the bacterial load on the surface of the periocular skin.
- Act as a biofilm: hypochlorous acid may be effective for cleaning biofilm-contaminated implant surfaces. It significantly lowered the lipopolysaccharide concentration of Porphyromonas gingivalis when compared with chlorhexidine and sodium hypochlorite and was well tolerated by the oral tissues. It was effective as a mouthwash and for toothbrush disinfection.
- Surface Application: a study looked at disinfecting outpatient surgical centers using HOCl. After cleaning, the rooms in the HOCl cleaning and disinfection study arm had significantly lower bacterial counts than the rooms that underwent standard cleaning and disinfection. It can also be used to sanitize chambers to reduce occupation-related COVID-19 exposure.
- Can help with body odor: since it helps to reduce bacteria, hypochlorous acid can be used under the arms to reduce body odor.
- Treat ocular rosacea: hypochlorous acid can also be used to treat ocular rosacea.
- Hand Sanitizing: It can also be used in hand sanitizers.
Frequently asked questions:
Is Hypochlorous acid safe for babies?
Yes, Hypochlorous acid is safe to use for babies because it is very gentle and non-toxic.
Can Hypochlorous acid be used for eye infections?
Yes, hypochlorous acid can be used for eye infections like meibomitis/MGD, glaucoma, seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, chalazion, blepharoconjunctivitis, and ectropion