The new formulation of the 0,05% sodium hypochlorite electrolytic solution for cutaneous use: reasons and advantages


  • Alessandro Scalise Clinica di Chirurgia Plastica e Ricostruttiva, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona - Italy



Antiseptics, Efficacy, Skin lesions, Sodium hypochlorite, Tolerability


Superinfection of skin lesions is quite common, and often delays wound recovery. Infection control plays therefore a key role in the management of skin lesions, requiring the use of specific antimicrobials. Among available agents, topic antiseptic drugs are currently recommended as a first-choice option, to be preferred to antibiotics, given the growing resistance to these drugs. Compared to antibiotics, antiseptic drugs have a wider spectrum of action, including bacteria, fungi, virus, protozoa, and prions. The ideal antiseptic for the management of an infected skin lesion is expected to be both highly effective and well tolerated, in order to promote the physiologic process of tissue restoration. Among available antiseptics, the 0,05% sodium hypochlorite electrolytic solution meets these criteria: the product proved to be effective in vitro and in animal experimental models against a wide range of microorganisms, besides exerting an anti-inflammatory action in the absence of any irritating, cytotoxic or carcinogenic adverse effect, and being useful in biofilm removal. Similarly, in several clinical trials, the 0,05% sodium hypochlorite electrolytic solution was demonstrated to be very effective and safe in the management of infected skin wounds: based on these results, this product should be strongly considered among the first-choice options for the disinfection of skin wounds. The new formulation, developed according to the latest reference standards for wound healing and in agreement with current guidelines, is qualitatively improved, with an expected positive impact in every field of clinical application and a subsequent benefit for treated patients.


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How to Cite

Scalise, A. (2021). The new formulation of the 0,05% sodium hypochlorite electrolytic solution for cutaneous use: reasons and advantages. AboutOpen, 8(1), 14–22.
Received 2020-12-10
Accepted 2021-02-09
Published 2021-03-22