Chlorhexidine gluconate (Hibitane) is an antiseptic skin cleansing agent that is used in soaps, cleansers and oral solutions. Chlorhexedine acts to remove surface bacteria on the skin and is often recommended for managing acne, rosacea, eczema and other bacteria-related skin conditions, as well as fungal infections such as athlete’s foot. It’s also commonly used as a disinfecting ingredient in wound cleansers and in the soaps that surgeons scrub with before surgery.

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