User Reviews for Chlorhexidine

Also known as: Bactoshield, Betasept, Biopatch, Calgon Vesta, ChloraPrep One-Step, Chlorostat, Chlorostat 4, Denti-Rinse, Dyna-Hex, Exidine, Hibiclens, Hibistat, Hibistat Towelette, Peridex, PerioChip, ...show all 19 brand names

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Mucositis 1 reviews 33 medications
   
10
Periodontitis 2 reviews 29 medications
   
10
Gingivitis 7 reviews 106 medications
   
8.6
Skin Disinfection, Preoperative 2 reviews 7 medications
   
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Summary of Chlorhexidine reviews 12 reviews 7.7

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Review by Diana 5000:

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6.0

For Gingivitis: I had gingivitis it did cure it. I noticed every time I rinsed my mouth with Chlorhexidine my eyes would turn red. It also raised my blood pressure from 140/90 right arm and 130/85 left arm, to 190/96 on the right arm and 173/110 on the left arm. This happened not to long after I rinsed with it. It took 2 days for my pressure to go back to normal. Caution for people with hypertension.

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August 7, 2014 7:20 PM

Review by cureing my bad breath... (taken for less than 1 month):

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7.0

For Gingivitis: I have had bad breath for 3 years now. I've tried mouth washes and brushing 4 or more times a day. I've been using this product for 2 days and my breath is smelling better.

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June 7, 2014 1:35 PM

Review by Stac1:

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10

For Periodontitis: I tried the oral rinse chlorhexidine because I was going in for a first appointment with my (now) periodontist. I wanted to look healthy, and not have as many problems with aging, since I'm getting up to retirement age. The rinse made me feel like I was doing something good for myself. I didn't see any results at first but after several treatments my gums and tongue turned pinker and a cracked tooth that was causing pain fell out on its own.

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June 1, 2014 8:02 AM

Review by Mrszilch2 (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

For Skin Disinfection, Preoperative: As part of my pre-op, I was instructed to use from neck to toes, avoiding mucous membranes & genital area. Three hours later my nose began to really itch. Have seasonal allergies so didn't think too much about it. Through pre- op the itching got worse. When I came out of surgery itching was much worse & upper lip swollen. By the time I got home, itching, swelling worse and everywhere I had used the chlorhexidine wash was red and felt like I had a bad sunburn. Took Benadryl which reduced symptoms. Had to take it for 3 days to stop symptoms from coming back.

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February 2, 2014 8:19 AM

Review by BadBreath Lady:

For Gingivitis: I've had bad breath for over 20 years. I had regular dental exams and cleaning, twice a year. My dentist would tell me my teeth was in good condition but I would complaint about having breath. I would get so embarrass whenever I had to talk to my co-worker, friends and family member. I could tell by the expressions on their faces that my breath was bad. Sometimes people would put their fingers over their noses when I talked to them. I even stopped going to my faith/religion service because I could tell whenever I talked to the members of my faith they would talk to me from a distance. One women after I said hello she turned around and held her nose. My new dentist saved me! Gave me this ...after 3 days no bad breath!

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October 16, 2013 11:25 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Periogard (chlorhexidine) for Mucositis: I was getting sores in my mouth (bad ones). The Periogard worked quick and I use it twice a day. If I forget, my tongue gets sore and I RINSE immediately! It is the most fabulous thing I have found.

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September 13, 2013 3:28 AM

Review by Robert Frayer (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Periodontitis: Im staring to notice that the extraction areas of my mouth are less inflamed and finally shrinking. Anyone who knows me extremely well knows I had extremely impacted and crooked teeth. Because of this there was no skin or bone between each individual tooth, making it a rough spot to heal. I finally got back in touch with the dentist last week and he put me on a prescription mouth rince that contains Chlorhexidine in it (Nasty stuff) but it seems to be doing the trick. Wile there is still bone exposed the bone is no longer grey and much of it has been covered over by scar tissue. I count my blessing that they did my uppers in 2 settings letting the first batch heal before extracting the second batch or I would have been layed open so much worse. There is some slight bone loss but the Dentist says its nothing they cant work with and nothing that will need any bone graphting (Thank the Lord)

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August 12, 2013 9:48 AM

Review by Highlyl:

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10

Peridex (chlorhexidine) for Gingivitis: For years I suffered with gum bleed and bad breath... But after using Peridex all the problems have gone away and it helped me with self esteem because I don't have stinky breath anymore.

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March 16, 2013 7:41 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

For Skin Disinfection, Preoperative: By the evening of the neck lymph node biopsy, my neck was red and itchy. By the next morning I had huge welts/hives across the area that had been swabbed. I went back to the hospital to be checked and the nurses confirmed it was a reaction to the chloroprep (after checking in file for medicines used). I now have it listed as an allergy.

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September 14, 2012 12:09 AM

Review by tjcarita (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Periogard (chlorhexidine) for Gingivitis: I have had Gingivitis and very deep pockets for quite some time now. My gums would bleed when I flossed, brushed and used my water pick. Nothing I did worked. I had gum surgery also and the bleeding continued. On a visit to my Dentist I was given Periogard to try and within 10 days of using this product the bleeding completely stopped. I was amazed to see how this product worked to kill the germs that cause my Gingivitis. I do have some tooth staining but I can live with that. My teeth feel much better and the taste of blood from bleeding is gone. Saying I'm very happy with Periogard would be an understatement. For me Periogard is my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I just wish my dentist recommended this to me sooner.

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April 29, 2012 11:03 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Peridex (chlorhexidine) for Gingivitis: I have been in so much pain and discomfort. I have a problem of serious dry mouth and perhaps Sjogren's. My tongue was always sore and burning and my gums hurt. My dentist gave me this to try and it has been the greatest thing. It didn't give me an unpleasant taste or anything. Just less pain and fresh mouth.

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March 28, 2012 7:37 PM

Review by Anonymous:

For Gingivitis: I think it is a good oral mouth wash. I like how it makes my mouth feels after a rinse. It is good for bad breath and other problems that you may have with your teeth. It is a little pricey, but all in all I think it is well worth it.

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