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Do I need to treat my minor, reoccurring MRSA lesions with an antibiotic? Currently using hibiclens and antibacterial soap. Currently treating the MRSA lesions with hibiclens and dial antibacterial soap. Letting the lesions drain and keeping them covered.

No.: Firstly, do you know that you have mrsa, have you had a wound culture? If not you cannot assume that you have mrsa.
If you do have a positive culture then the MRSA will show a sensitivity to a specific antibiotic. Most skin infections will clear without antibiotics. ...Read more

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I had MRSA. Doc said use Hibiclens but she also told me that using antiseptic soaps can kill normal bacteria leading to more infections? Is this true?

I had MRSA. Doc said use Hibiclens but she also told me that using antiseptic soaps can kill normal bacteria leading to more infections? Is this true?

Yes: Hibiclens will kill all types of bacteria on the skin, but it is sometimes necessary to use this strategy if you, or any close contacts, are getting recurrent skin infections with staph bacteria (incl MRSA). In order for this to work, all close family contacts should be treated. Also, nasal carriage of staph should be addressed. If not, the skin can quickly recolonize. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my armpits? They smell horrible everyday. I use dial soap, also tried hibiclens, topical cleocin, (clindamycin phosphate) mupirocin & clinical strength deo

What is wrong with my armpits? They smell horrible everyday. I use dial soap, also tried hibiclens, topical cleocin, (clindamycin phosphate) mupirocin & clinical strength deo

SMELLY ARMPITS: HOW OFTEN DO YOU WASH YOUR ARMPITS? SHOULD BE DAILY OR TWICE DAILY.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU CHANGE YOUR CLOTHING?
HOW OFTEN DO YOU WASH YOUR CLOTHING?
DO YOU EAT ONIONS AND GARLIC? STOP!
ALSO FISH, HOT PEPPERS, RED MEAT, AND CURRY MIGHT CAUSE OR INCREASE UNDERARM ODOR.
IF THIS PERSISTS PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. . .
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Do I use basic dial antibac soap 2 clean a lanced abscess from cellulitis? I was told no to hibiclens. I am taking bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) silver microbial gel ok??

Do I use basic dial antibac soap 2 clean a lanced abscess from cellulitis? I was told no to hibiclens. I am taking bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) silver microbial gel ok??

Yes: It's a very good idea to use dial wash the area, pat it dry and if u were to use the silver gel, use a very thin layer, making certain that u have no silver allergy. ...Read more

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Does hibiclens have to be rinsed off?

Does hibiclens have to be rinsed off?

Yes: Like any soap you use you have to rince off the hibiclens after you wash with it. ...Read more

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Why is hibiclens tinted red?

Why is hibiclens tinted red?

Manufacturer: Contact the people who make this to get the accurate response, but it is probably to distinguish it from other materials in your cabinet so that it does not get misused. It contains Chlorhexidine and is an antiseptic provided in different carriers. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hibiclens on a daily basis?

Is it safe to use hibiclens on a daily basis?

Yes: Hibiclens or Chlorhexidine is not recommended for use in children 2 months of age or younger. It is usually not used for more than 2 weeks at a time on a dsily basis. ...Read more

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Can hibiclens be used anywhere on the body (except for the head)?

Can hibiclens be used anywhere on the body (except for the head)?

Yes: It's often used in some surgical procedures, especially cardiac. You can shampoo the entire body with it. Just don't get in the eyes, nose, mouth. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could hibiclens cause aging of the skin if used everyday?

Please tell me, could hibiclens cause aging of the skin if used everyday?

Possibly: Per Drugs. Com - possible side effects from it's use include: " Rash, erythema/generalized erythema, urticaria, dermatitis, pruritus, eczema, skin irritation, blisters, cold sweat, irritative or allergic skin reactions"/ See: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/hibiclens-side-effects. Html. It is an antiseptic and the active ingredient is Chlorhexidine gluconate solution 4.0% w/v. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the cheapest source of chlorhexadine cleansers like hibiclens?

Help please? What is the cheapest source of chlorhexadine cleansers like hibiclens?

Use generic brand: The generic name for Hibiclens is Chlorhexidine gluconate. The likely cheapest source is on the internet, but be careful and use a reputable company- just look for "4% Chlorhexidine gluconate" for TOPICAL use (note that less concentrated forms of this is sometimes used as a non-alcoholic antibacterial mouth rinse).

Read the packaging of generic products like "Wallclens", "Hibitane", and others. ...Read more

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Can I use hibiclens to clean my bottom?

Can I use hibiclens to clean my bottom?

Hibiclens: Hibiclens is a safe and effective means of cleaning any area of the skin. However, any antibacterial soap should work just as well. ...Read more

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Is hibiclens okay to use down 'there" for a lady?

Is hibiclens okay to use down 'there" for a lady?

No!: I would not use any harsh soap near a mucous membrane at either end of the body as well as the eyes. Sensitive tissue deserves sensitive cleasing agents. Try dial or lever 2000. They are both anti-bacterial as well. ...Read more

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Is Hibiclens effective in killing norovirus?

Is Hibiclens effective in killing norovirus?

Norovirus: Ina study at Emory U. norovirus was placed on fingers of volunteers and allowed to dry. One liquid antibacterial soap and one popular brand of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to see how effective they were. They found that washing the fingers with plain water gave the greatest reduction in virus. Check Dr. Pengbo Liu ...Read more

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Does hibiclens say not to use on genitals?

Irritating: Hebiclens is a strong anti-bacterial soap. The stronger the soap the more likely to cause chemical injury to sensitive skin. ...Read more

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Can Hibiclens cause a burn when used on the face?

Can Hibiclens cause a burn when used on the face?

Irritation: Burn, not likely, but it can certainly be irritating for some. Usually patients told to use on neck down. ...Read more