I had oral laser gum surgery, rinsed with chlorhexidine gluconate, suffered alergic reaction and still have irritated mouth tissue, loss of taste 2 months after
11 Sep 2009
This from the FDA Chlorhexidine monograph http://www.drugs.com/pro/periogard.html
"Some patients may experience an alteration in taste perception while undergoing treatment with a chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse. Rare instances of permanent taste alteration following chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse use have been reported via postmarketing surveillance. "
I would see your dentist or Oral surgeon.
- Chlorhexidine Information for Consumers
- Chlorhexidine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Chlorhexidine (detailed)
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