What disinfectant solutions do we recommend?
We propose several types so that their alternation prevents the possible emergence of resistance. We always combine the so-called oxidation type with quaternary ammonium compounds. Oxidation types generate a small amount of oxygen, quaternary bases destroy bacteria by disrupting their cell wall and cytoplasmic membrane, or disrupt the functions of the enzymes present in the membrane. In enveloped viruses (coronaviruses, influenza viruses), they dissolve their envelope and also inhibit some enzymatic reactions. Due to the low surface tension, the quaternary bases easily enter even small crevices and have an excellent cleaning effect. The advantage of quaternary ammonium compounds is their very low toxicity, they do not penetrate and are not absorbed by the skin or mucous membranes. In the concentration used, they are not harmful to the eyes and do not burn in case of contact with a wound.
PharmDr. Milan Krajíček