Dichlorophene is a fungicide and bactericide acclimated in dentifrices, shampoos, antiperspirant and abrasive creams, powder, toilet waters, and affairs for dermatophytosis of the foot. It is aswell acclimated abundantly as a mildewcide to amusement and bottle affection fibers, assorted fabrics, paper, constructed covering lattices, and some adhering band backings.
Dichlorophene is a added almighty sensitizer than hexachlorophene. Although carefully accompanying chemically, they rarely cross-react. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has belted abundantly the use of hexachlorophene for its accessible toxic, but not allergic, effect.