These drugs are applied to living tissues to kill the
bacteria and to stop their growth in wound, thus preventing its
infection. Antiseptics do not heal the wound but prevent the wound from
getting infected. Dettol ( a mixture of terpeniol and chloroxylenol) is
an antiseptic. Other antiseptics are tincture iodine, bithional,
iodoform, boric acid, phenol (dilute solution) etc.