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America's #1 Antiseptic Plus Pain Reliever

Now with 4% Lidocaine, the highest strength available over-the-counter (OTC) for a first aid antiseptic, Bactine® MAX helps prevent minor skin infections, and relieves the pain and itching associated with minor cuts, scrapes and burns, including sunburn.
Bactine is now FSA/HSA eligible

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Bactine is now FSA/HSA eligible

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an antiseptic?

An antiseptic is a chemical that when applied to the skin, kills or halts the growth of microorganisms.

Some additional examples of an antiseptic include, soap, iodine, and hydrogen peroxide. The antiseptic in Bactine is benzalkonium chloride.

How does an anesthetic work?

Pain and itching from a skin injury are felt because the nerve cells send a message to the brain that something hurts or itches.

A local anesthetic works to interfere with the transmission of nerve impulses at the site of application.

Can the Bactine bottles be recycled?

Yes. They are #2 code HDPE (High Density Polyethylene).The caps are currently not recyclable.

Why are there child resistant caps?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requires the use of child resistant caps on all products that contain more than 5.0 mg. of lidocaine.

How do I use Bactine? (What is the purpose of the product? i.e. indications for use)

Bactine can help protect you and your family from minor skin infections. It also temporarily relieves pain & itching from minor cuts, scrapes and burns.

For Minor Cuts and Scrapes:

  • Adults and children 2 years and older, clean the affected area; spray a small amount on the area 1-3 times daily; may be covered with a sterile bandage (let dry first).
  • Children under 2 years ask a doctor.
Can I use on body piercing?

We cannot recommend that Bactine be used for this purpose since body piercings are considered puncture wounds.

Consumers should consult their doctor for treatment of such wounds.

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