This chemical is most commonly used as a preoperative skin disinfectant and as preservative in eye medications and solutions.
Burn and ulcer treatment
Disinfectant for surgical instruments
Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other uses topical skin care products that contain this chemical, skin-to-skin transfer may occur to you. Also it may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.
Other names you may see this preservative:
Alkyl benzyl dimethylammonium chloride
Alkyl dimethyl benzylammonium chloride
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Possible Occupational exposures
Medicated paper tissues
Preoperative skin disinfectant
Softeners for textiles
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This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.