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I have just had an outbreak and found that bathing the area with TCP (diluted or neat) worked really well. It stings, but numbs the area and is a great disinfectant.

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What is TCP?


Would be really nice if you didn't use an acronym completely uncommon and unkown. What is TCP??? I googled it and came up with nothing useful, making your comment equally useless.


I agree. I had no idea what TCP is, but it's an antiseptic / antifungal.
TCP is a mild antiseptic, produced and sold in the United Kingdom by Pfizer. The brand name comes from its original chemical name, which was Trichlorophenylmethyliodosalicyl (not to be confused with Trichlorophenol, a common fungicide). Trichlorophenylmethyliodosalicyl was replaced as the active ingredient by a mixture of phenol and halogenated phenols in the 1950s. The liquid form of TCP is one of the most well-known brands of antiseptic in the UK, and its distinctive sweet, medicinal odour can be identified by many as the generic smell of antiseptic.

The rights to TCP have been sold by Pfizer for 'strategic reasons' to a Belgian company known as Omega Pharma


Sorry guys, didn't realise you don't have TCP in the US, it's really common here. I'm using it on an outbreak now and it is helping.

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