Chlorhexidine Solution gallon
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- Provides antiseptic activity against a wide range of micro-organisms
- Good for bacteria, fungi, ringworm & yeast
- Non-toxic, non-irritating formula
- Contains 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate
- Label may be different than shown
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1. The active ingredient, chlorhexidine gluconate, is the ideal antiseptic skin cleanser - the "gold standard" in the opinion of numerous medical people. According to all available literature on the internet, a 2% solution kills a broad spectrum of micro-bacteria on contact. The chemical has a positive charge and binds to bacteria that is negatively charged. This electrical action weakens and disintegrates the bacterial cell membrane wall, thus destroying the organism. Because human and animal tissues are also negatively charge, the agent binds to the skin for the next five to six hours. As a result, the affected area inhibits bacterial growth.
. . . The antiseptic properties only affect organisms on the skin. ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY's "Penetration of Chlorhexidine into Human Skin" reported "poor penetration of chlorhexidine into skin following 2 min. and 30 min. exposures to chlorhexidine was observed." In other words, the agent is relatively safe because it does not penetrate the skin and get absorbed into human tissue or the blood stream and cause damage or toxic chemical reactions.
2. Its effective antiseptic action was demonstrated in one medical study with chronically ill children. Daily bathing with the stuff reduced bacterial growth by 35%.
3. A 2% solution is the recommended concentration to be used for surgical scrubbing according to EPIC and CDC guidelines. This maybe an overkill for consumer usage. As a skin cleanser, THE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS NURSING reported that anything over a 0.5% concentration showed "no significant differences statistically, including persistent effects within 24 hours.Read more ›
If you read the label of the Hibi_clens bottle at your local drug store, you'll notice that this chemical is the same thing, only about one-fourth as expensive. (By law, chemical ingredients must meet the same specifications, regarless of their source, so the notion that the same chemical works differently when it comes from a vet or a drug store or a vet supply is incorrect. It may be possible that the chemical supplied by the vet was 4% solution instead of 2%, however.
When I was in veterinary medical school, we had chlorhexadine gluconate in the gallon form, and we used it after giving dogs and cats dental treatments. We used the gluconate rather than the sulfate, because of the taste. So, recently, I looked for that gallon for my own use. To my glee, I found it was less than the pint of Peridex, but shipping and handling (8 pounds is a gallon), it came to just slightly more than the quart. The taste, while not bitter, isn't what I would call "good", but I can tolerate it, especially for just about the same price for a gallon that I pay for the prescription.
I happen to know that chlorhexadine is a hexachlorephine analog molecule...hexachlorephine was the active ingredient in Phisohex. Phisohex kills EVERYTHING, viruses, bacteria, and ricketsia (sp?). Unfortunately, some low intellect individual put Phisohex in baby powder. Some French babies got brain cancer after inhaling the powder so Phisohex was taken off the market. Chlorhexadine is quite a decent replacement and the chemical structure is very close to Phisohex, and it will do a number on acne.
Minus 1 Star -- "Storage" Temperature removed from new container on the old
container, I believe it stated store between 46 F, and 86 F
"Store this product at controlled room temperature of 59°-86°F" see link
Be prudent when procured; Tractor Trailer (shipper UPS, USPS, FedEx) the inside of a trailer can reach or exceed 140 F, also they can reach freezing temperatures
Minus 1/2 Star -- Directions on mixing state - used Distilled water or
Reverse Osmosis Water for mixing/dilution; When I mixed it with tap water
(after water softener)there was sediment bottom of the container
with the mixture with in a short time (couple of hours). When
mixed with Reverse Osmosis Water no sediment at the bottom of
container after mixing. Supposed to be used within 24 hours of mixing.
Minus 1/2 Star -- Per web site - should be in a opaque container not clear - store out of
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I bought this for my allergy prone Bulldogs.
Over the years I've generally used wipes and sprays that contain Chlorhexidine (Douxo, Triz-Chlor). Read more
When I ordered this I was looking for a soap and this is not a soap its a SOLUTION , where you can dilute with water . But none the less once you do this it works goodPublished 4 months ago by CSirles
Good value and good product. We've used for wound soaking. Mixed with warm water, cats tolerate it very well.Published 4 months ago by Harbor Hope Cat Rescue
Used for MRSA diluted with water every other day, then every 3 days, then every week, then every month. Once it's gone, you may never see another one pop up. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. K. Allman
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