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Why Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG)-based Products Should Not Be Used on Open Wounds

Why Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG)-based Products Should Not Be Used on Open Wounds
 
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Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG)–containing products are widely used for preoperative skin flora management, but many of these products have high concentrations of CHG that impair wound healing and should not be used on open wounds. Evidence shows that hypochlorous acid is safer than CHG for wound care.

This white paper sponsored by URGO Medical, maker of hypochlorous acid–preserved Vashe Wound Solution, reports the findings of six key publications that support concerns related to CHG cytotoxicity.

Wound care professionals faced with the vast array of available wound care products will appreciate this clear presentation of evidence extracted from the literature.

This white paper contains information on the following topics:

Mechanism of CHG cytotoxicity
CHG-induced inhibition of wound healing
Skin sensitivity to CHG
Safety of hypochlorous acid
Hypochlorous acid in biofilm disruption
Study comparing Vashe Wound Solution and CHG

Sponsored by URGO Medical North America

Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG)–containing products are widely used for preoperative skin flora management, but many of these products have high concentrations of CHG that impair wound healing and should not be used on open wounds. Evidence shows that hypochlorous acid is safer than CHG for wound care.

This white paper sponsored by URGO Medical, maker of hypochlorous acid–preserved Vashe Wound Solution, reports the findings of six key publications that support concerns related to CHG cytotoxicity.

Wound care professionals faced with the vast array of available wound care products will appreciate this clear presentation of evidence extracted from the literature.

This white paper contains information on the following topics:

Mechanism of CHG cytotoxicity
CHG-induced inhibition of wound healing
Skin sensitivity to CHG
Safety of hypochlorous acid
Hypochlorous acid in biofilm disruption
Study comparing Vashe Wound Solution and CHG

Sponsored by URGO Medical North America

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