hexachlorophene


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hexachlorophene

[‚hek·sə′klȯr·ə‚fēn]
(organic chemistry)
(C6HCl3OH)2CH2 A white powder melting at 161°C; soluble in alcohol, ether, acetone, and chloroform, insoluble in water; bacteriostat used in antiseptic soaps, cosmetics, and dermatologicals.
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Daily hexachlorophene showers were in use from August 25 to September 19.
These interventions included covering wounds, using hexachlorophene 3% (an antibacterial skin cleanser), prohibiting multiuse pump lotions or other topical massage products, and educating players and trainers about hygiene and the importance of not sharing equipment, towels or other personal items.
The purchase and use of antibacterial soaps from the grocery store is far different from the purchase and use of scrub and prep solutions -- those containing chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), hexachlorophene, alcohols, povidine iodine, PCMX or combinations thereof, in medical settings.