Cetrimide is a surfactant or surface-active antiseptic agent. It has a various number of antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral (against enveloped viruses) properties and can be applied to the skin or mucous membranes to avoid or minimize the risk of infection.
Uses of Cetrimide
What is it prescribed for?
- Seborrheic Dermatitis and Scalp psoriasis
This medicine is used along with other medicines to treat seborrheic dermatitis and scalp psoriasis, conditions characterized by symptoms such as red, scaly, itchy patches of skin on the scalp and persistent dandruff.
- Wound cleansing
This medicine is used for cleaning wounds and to prevent infection in cuts, small wounds, grazes, nappy rash, chapped hands, etc.
- Minor burns
This medicine is used to treat minor burns. It kills bacteria and promotes rapid healing of the burns.