Is The Ointment Containing 0.2% Benzethonium Chloride Safe For The Face?

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, I use facial wash soap with sriti ointment, is it safe or not to use? but now I have acne spots on my neck and zidat. Please info, thanks

1 Answer:

Hello Kamaludin,


The ointment you mentioned contains 0.2% benzethonium chloride which functions as an antiseptic and disinfectant that is used to treat the growth of microorganisms.


The use of ointments containing these contents should be under the supervision of a doctor because if used in the long run it is feared to cause allergic reactions or irritation to the skin. Besides that if you use antiseptics in the long run without any indication, it can interfere with the normal flora in the skin.


You should first consult about the use of the ointment to the doctor directly. To help reduce acne, you can use over-the-counter acne medications (only on the zits, for example those containing sulfur or salicylic acid).


Make sure you use skincare that has been registered with BPOM and if the skin is acne, choose skincare that is non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic.


Hope it helps you,


Thank you

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