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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Whats peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) ?

Whats peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) ?

An antibacterial rin: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a brand name for chlorhexadine mouth rinse...There are other brands as well. Chlorhexadine is an antibacterial rinse that will reduce the number of certain bacteria known to cause "gum" disease (periodontal disease). ...Read more

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What is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) used for?

What is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) used for?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is : A brand name for a chlorohexadine gluconate oral rinse. It is used to help oral tissues heal. It is a topical antiseptic used to treat gum infections, swelling, as a post-op surgical rinse, gingivitis ... . Dosage instructions should be followed to get the maximum benefit of the rinse. It has a negative, that is, it has the potential to cause brown stains on teeth if ones brushing habits are r. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: chlorhexidine gluconate?

Please describe the medication: chlorhexidine gluconate?

RX mouthwash: In dentistry, Chlorhexidine is used as an active ingredient in mouthwash designed to reduce dental plaque and oral bacteria. And to help in the treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis. It is a prescription medication that improves on swelling, redness and bleeding gums. ...Read more

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Is there a nonprescription peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

No: The active ingredient in Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) (chlorhexidine) is not available without a prescription. That's primarily because this medicine should not be taken long-term, & it's indicated only for specific oral conditions. If people could just buy it, they would use it indiscriminately & for far too long, so it has to be regulated. There are potential side-effects from improper use which have to be avoided. ...Read more

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Why do denstist precribe chlorhexidine gluconate?

To fight gum disease: Chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse can significantly reduce plaque bacteria & prevent the development of gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by redness and swelling of the gingiva, which often includes gingival bleeding upon probing. Dentists will often rx Chlorhexidine for patients to use between dental visits as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis, . ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Can pregnant women use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have not been done. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. http://www.drugs.com/pro/peridex.html ...Read more

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Can you get a high from swallowing chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse?

Can you get a  high from swallowing chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse?

No: Seek emergency medical attention if you or anyone else has swallowed a large amount of chlorhexidine. An overdose of Chlorhexidine would occur only if the medicine were swallowed deliberately by an adult or if a child swallows 4 or more ounces. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting or the appearance of being drunk. If getting drunk is your aim, Chlorhexidine is not your drink of choice! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about using peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) for gums?

Can you tell me about using peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) for gums?

Antibiotic: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) oral rinse contains the prescription-strength ingredient Chlorhexidine gluconate. This ingredient is only available through your dentist or doctor. Chlorhexidine gluconate has years of clinical study and experience showing effective antimicrobial activity (in other words, it destroys or inhibits the growth of microorganisms). ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Chlorhexidine Gluconate (Definition)

In dentistry, Chlorhexidine is used as an active ingredient in mouthwash designed to reduce dental plaque and oral bacteria. And to help in the treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis. It is a prescription medication that improves on swelling, ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more