Hibistat products are antiseptic wipes and foaming solutions for hand and skin antisepsis in healthcare settings.
Common Questions Asked by Customers About Hibiclens & Its Products
What is Hibiclens used for?
Hibiclens is an antimicrobial skin cleanser that is commonly used for infection control in healthcare settings, as well as for pre-operative skin preparation. It can also be used for personal hygiene to reduce the risk of infection.
How does Hibiclens work?
The active ingredient in Hibiclens is chlorhexidine gluconate. It works by disrupting the cell membranes of microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, and viruses, ultimately killing them.
Is Hibiclens safe for daily use?
Hibiclens is safe for daily use for individuals who are at higher risk of infection, such as healthcare workers or people with certain underlying medical conditions. However, it is not recommended for long-term use as it can disrupt the natural balance of the skin microbiome.
Can Hibiclens be used on open wounds?
Hibiclens can be used on intact skin or closed wounds, but it should not be used on open wounds as it can delay healing and potentially cause irritation.
Is Hibiclens effective against COVID-19?
Hibiclens has not been specifically tested against COVID-19. However, its active ingredient chlorhexidine gluconate has been shown to be effective against other coronaviruses, and Hibiclens may be effective as part of a broader infection control strategy to reduce the risk of transmission.