What is Chlorhexidine Gluconate?
Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) is a fast-acting antiseptic that helps reduce the chances of infection prior to surgery. Do not use this product if you are allergic to Chlorhexidine. Instead use antibacterial body wash, such. as Dial soap.
These cloths are mainly use for children and by the Doctors in operations as it kills about 99% germs. CHG cloth is consider as the cleanest cloth.
Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cloth in Surgery
Before and after of the surgery CHG cloths are use. Before the surgery patient take bath by chlorhexidine gluconate soap. So as the body and hairs are free from germs. Even the cloths of patient are wash from the CHG cloth. But avoid using soap at eyes, ears, face and head.
At the time of operation doctors clean the area which to be operated with the CHG cloth. Whereas, after the surgery the for about two to three days, till the wound is heal properly the CHG cloths are use. So as to avoid the risk of infections.
Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cloth for Kids
This cloth is use for new born kids also as they are very sensitive for the germs present in the surroundings. Chlorhexidine Gluconate comes in the form of wipes of children. But you should avoid it using on head, face, mouth and hands as they frequently take hands in their mouth. You can use it on back, abdomen and on buttocks of infants.
Read all the essential information about the percentage of CHG use in wipes and cloths. Excessive amount may cause allergies like irritation, rashes and red spots on skin of kids.
These side effects should go away quickly. Rinse the CHG soap off your skin if you have any skin irritation (redness, itching, or burning).