How antiseptics and disinfectants make you resistant to antibiotics.

It has always been assumed that antimicrobial resistance would only develop in response to the use of antibiotics, but newer data suggest that antiseptics, disinfectants and other antibacterial approaches are even worse at creating resistance. Data namely indicate that these chemicals cause the bacteria to become tolerant or resistant not only to a specific antiseptic or disinfectant,…

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Chair of the WHO Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) group

Publication shows that MPPT acts as a passive immunotherapy that interacts with the microbiome and calls for a paradigm shift in the treatment of wounds and ulcers (Sams-Dodd et al. 2018). In response to these findings, Executive Board member of the World Health Organization (WHO), and chair of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Anti-Microbial-Resistance,…

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How does MPPT break up the biofilm and what does this instigate?

Where MPPT touches the biofilm, the MPPT micro-pumps absorb and suck away the water in the biofilm. This creates holes in the biofilm which allow the immune system access to the bacteria inside. Now the immune system can do its job and clear the infection. MPPT works this way on both new and mature biofilm.

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What is Biofilm?

Biofilm is a mucous substance that bacteria secrete and in which they embed themselves. Biofilms are part of the bacterial defences against the immune system and constitute a barrier to the body’s immune cells as these encounter considerable difficulties penetrating the biofilm in order to target the bacteria inside. Biofilms are complex structures with well organised own…

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Does Acapsil contribute to the creation of antibiotic resistant bacterial strains?

No. MPPT is not an antibiotic and it does not have any direct antimicrobial action – it does not kill the bacteria. Bacteria have two main defence mechanisms by which they fight off the body’s immune cells: Toxins and biofilm. MPPT removes the toxins when it absorbs the exudate thereby preventing these from attacking the immune cells;…

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Can wounds with antibiotic resistant infections benefit from MPPT?

Yes. MPPT has assisted in clearing up antibiotic resistant infections. MPPT is not an antibiotic but instead allows the body’s own immune system access to the bacteria enabling the immune cells to fight back via many different routes. MPPT will not contribute to the creation of antibiotic resistance.

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