The efficacy of selected antiseptic soaps sold around Wandegeya, Kampala on common skin bacterial contaminants
Kabatesi, Octavia Hope
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The efficacy of selected antiseptic soaps sold around Wandegeya on common skin bacterial contaminants was conducted by agar well diffusion and determination of the MIC. Reference bacterial strains Escherichia coli (ATCC25922) and Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC25923) were treated with two different concentrations of 250 mg/ml and 500 mg/ml of each antiseptic soap. Four different soaps of brand name Skin guard, Protex, Dettol and lifebuoy were used in the study. All brands of soaps gave positive results. Antibacterial activity of these antiseptic soaps was different from each other. Higher concentration of each antiseptic soap showed good result against reference bacterial strain. Staphylococcus aureus was more susceptible than Escherichia coli. Skin guard showed the most antibacterial activity while lifebuoy showed no activity on Escherichia coli.