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Doctor insights on: Chlorhexidine Uses

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Can I use chlorhexidine for my infected eczema?

Can I use chlorhexidine for my infected eczema?

Makes no sense : Chlorhexidine is an antibacterial wash. Eczema is an allergic condition with no relation to infection other than secondary infection. If anything, using it may worsen the eczema. See your doctor for proper treatment of eczema. ...Read more

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Can I use chlorhexidine oral rinse for gingivitis?

Can I use chlorhexidine oral rinse for gingivitis?

Not really: Get advice from dentist for what you need, including possibly more than 2 cleanings a year, improved home care, electric toothbrush, etc. ...Read more

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Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Clinical effectiveness and safety of Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) have not been established in children under the age of 18. In addition, why would a child have severe gingival problems? ...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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I use peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) for gingivitis & it results naseua?

I use peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) for gingivitis & it results naseua?

Then stop: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a rinsing solution that is useful adjunct to good oral hygiene, brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist or periodontist on a regular basis. While nausea is not a common side effect of this medication, if it is intolerable to you, then stop. Be sure you tell your dentist that you have modified your at home treatment. ...Read more

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I had a extraction 4 days ago and am now experiencing pain. I can actually see the bone area. and can't reach my dentist should I use periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

I had a extraction 4 days ago and am now experiencing pain.   I can actually see the bone area. and can't reach my dentist should I use periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Yes: Post dental extraction may cause dry socket pain, as well as pain resulting from irritation of the root, and surrounding structure, including the gum. Chlorhexidine mouth rinse, such as Perigard or Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) can decrease post extraction infection. If you experienced increase pain, you may need to consult your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) after a tooth extraction?

Is it safe to use peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) after a tooth extraction?

Yes: you should wait at least 24 hours before you start rinsing your mouth, at least until the bleeding stops. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is definitely a great mouthwash. ...Read more