Antiseptics and antibiotics

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What are antiseptics?
Chemicals that destroy bacteria or stop them growing.
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How are antiseptics used?
They're used outside the body to clean wounds and prevent infection.
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What are antibiotics?
Drugs used inside the body, usually taken as a pill or injection.
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What is an antibacterial antibiotic?
They are used to treat bacterial infections. They work by killing bacteria or stop them from growing.
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What are antifungal antibiotics?
They are used to treat fungal infections. They work by killing the fungi or stop them from growing.
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What's a disadvantage of using antibacterial antibiotics?
They can evolve a resistance to certain antibacterial antibiotics meaning the antibiotics won't work any more.
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How are antiseptics used?

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They're used outside the body to clean wounds and prevent infection.

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What is an antibacterial antibiotic?

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