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Eosin is a molecule known in its pharmaceutical form as an aqueous solution. It is a liquid substance, fluorescent red in color, used as a disinfectant because of its antiseptic and drying properties. It is normally applied on superficial wounds of the epidermis (such as scratches) in children, to dry the skin and avoid secondary bacterial infections. It constitutes only an adjunct treatment.

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