No-one knows. There are records dating from Athens and from ancient Egypt that speak of people applying moldy bread to wounds (which may actually be taking advantage of the ef…fects of Penicillium mold!). All throughout recorded history, there are records of people applying things to wounds in an attempt to increase healing..
While the idea of bacteria being the problem probably didn't come into the picture until the likes of Anton van Leeuwenhoek and his contemporaries showed up (early 1700's), people have always tried to enhance wound healing, and often with ways we considered primitve once, but are now taking another look at. (MORE)
A lotion that you use to wash your nose or ears with after you got a piercing... antiseptic lotion is what is recommended by professionals and is better to be used after getti…ng a piercing to wash away any bacteria. To keep away from infections. (MORE)
Yes, coal tar and pine tar have been used for over 100 years insoaps and shampoos for its antiseptic properties. An antiseptic canbe either a germicide or a bacteriostatic com…pound. The tars arehelpful in controlling germs, or at least the itch, for suchailments as: .
head lice .
dry skin, .
itchy skin .
Anaesthetics are chemicals that makes a patient go unconscious and/or feel no pain. Antiseptics are chemicals that are used to make certain areas, tools and items in a hospi…tal sterile, so no diseases can infect the patient in an operation (MORE)
Their uses include cleansing of skin and wound surfaces after injury, preparation of skin surfaces prior to injections or surgical procedures, and routine disinfection of the …oral cavity as part of a program of oral hygiene. (MORE)