Peridex

What is Peridex?

Chlorhexidine is an antibacterial used as an antiseptic and for other applications. It is a cationic polybiguanide (bisbiguanide). It is used primarily as its salts (e.g., the dihydrochloride, diacetate, and digluconate).

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.

Questions and answers on "Peridex"

I am being treated for a jaw infection w amoxicillin and peridex.
there was an abcess and cellulitis where a tooth had been extracted and later bone graft sphere's placed. there has been considerable improvement after I&D and curettement, bot some mandibular bone is exposed. Will Peridex .12% interfere w healing? PWS MD.

doctor1 MD

hello,

I have gone through your query.

As per you said that there is improvement in lesion after incision and drainage, the healthy tissue would grow up as the infection subsided and the exposed bone will be filled with new bony tissue covered with healthy soft tissues,so not to worry about that....

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Good Afternoon Doctor, my question is....how do I use both Peridex and PreviDent 5000 Booster at bedtime (or even during the day) if I should not 'drink' anything after taking one or the other? During the day might not be a problem but before bedtime....?? This might be a question for one of the dentists :) Thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi & Welcome.

Peridex (Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12%) is antiseptic mouth wash commonly prescribed for the treatment of gingivitis.

15 mL of Peridex should be taken twice daily after brushing. Oral rinse should be retained for 30 seconds then expectorated after rinsing.

PreviDent 5000 Booster...

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Is it possible to fail a Breathalyzer while using chlorhexidine gluconate (Periedex mouth rinse)? would you also fail the 2nd test 15 minutes later? work for bnsf had a random Breathalyzer right before I reported to work, 30 minutes before that I brushed my teeth and rinsed with peridex, did not have any alcohol to drink for months and got a reading on the Breathalyzer that I had failed. I'm desperate to find out what could have caused this. Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Periedex can cause this

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this failed test despite you not having tasted alcohol in months.

This mouth wash solutions have as one of the ingredients alcohol(11.6%). This can therefore be picked up by...

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Went to dentist yesterday and had oral evaluation. Dentist put me on Peridex oral rinse for two weeks.
He did not explain why. Used last night and could not sleep very well it tastes no bad. Can I rinse out before going to bed. Teeth are looking dark, will it come off after I discontinue use?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for your query.
Some mouthwashes can even cause staining. This is due to a chemical called chlorhexidine gluconate — an antiseptic designed to reduce bacteria and remove plaque, both of which can lead to bad breath.
However, when regularly exposed to the teeth it can cause brown...

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can I attach photo of wife's brown tongue?
wife has horrible taste for months. couldn't eat. loss lots of weight. doc treated for thrush and later did fungus test. not thrush. our dentist said bad taste is most likely due to Biofilm/bacteria. he did some oral cleaning and gave Peridex. and said to floss, brush, scrape and use salt water rinse. she stopped the peridex as it burnt even after diluting and had more bad taste at back of tongue. since then tongue turned brown and most food tastes bitter.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Due to debris and microorganisms

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome and thanks for your query.
I understand your concern.
Your wife has a form of what is described in medical terms as black hairy tongue.
Normally, the papillae are pinkish. It can become brown or black from food,...

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Hello, I am having severe pain from my right ear down to my right gum. I went to the westend Creek er and they rx Peridex solution. I have been gargling at least 8x aday and I am having severe pain where I have taking 8 ES Tylenols today. Please can you refer a MD that will take Medicare and Anthem insuranure. I am hurting so bad, I have been crying to my family. Help please.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for contacting HCM
You have severe pain from right ear down to right gum.
Cause of this condition may be lie either in the right ear or in the right side of teeth . Better to consult ENT specialist for better diagnosis and treatment according to the cause.

Thanks

Dr Hariom...

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Hi I feel like something (Ex : hair) struck in throat from last 2 days,I had a treatment done for gingivitis (scaling) few weeks back and do regular flossing,brushing now.
used Peridex (suggested by Dentist) for 3 weeks and stopped and there is no such feeling then.
When the feeling started I tried to do a deep toungue cleaning to get that hair out but seen some blood coming out from sputum and I got panic.
There is no blood there after whenever I do a tongue clean
Im 33 no cough,no fever and had a chest x-ray done in feb -2015 and found clean.
I used to smoke for 10 years and stopped 2 years back.
Please let me know the remedy to cure this.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
COnservative care will resolve, Laryngoscopy if problem persists.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. Feeling of foreign body sensation in throat is very common and mostly benign condition secondary to mostly inflammation of...

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I developed a white patch in my throat 3 months ago it changes shape occasionally looks better someday than others very painful. Only way to stop pain is to let my percocet dissolve in the back of my throat I am prescribed for my back nothing else will stop the pain. Doctor says in turn this irritates it and won't let it heal acting as an irritant. I have also been experiencing severe sinus pain and clear gel like drainage. The patch on my throat has been cultured comes back as nothing no infection fungus, cancer ect.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Granular Pharyngitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. It will be better if you upload a closeup image of the throat.

2. Most likely this will be an area of inflamed lymphoid (tonsil like) tissue normally present in the throat.

3. A Post Nasal Drip ( PND) and...

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please help. i have very bad health insurance and i am having this problem in my throat. i have swollen glands often, get tonsilloths on the regular, ie my tonsils are always enlarged. last year i had tonsillitis a few times due to my right tonsil. it seems when i try to gently pull the debris off of my tonsil with a qtip, i end up making it worse. i think i now have puss on my right tonsil, plus a red circle and it bleeds a little sometimes for no apparent reason. this bout of tonsil issues has been going on for about two weeks, but for about 6 days in the middle, it didn't hurt at all. currently, my right side of my neck is so swollen because of that tonsil that its actually visible to others who know me. i am wondering, do you have any idea what this is? i have no fever or anything, i am thinking its tonsillitis but is it possible to be the non contagious kind because its self inflicted almost? also, last year i had this issue and it was accompanied by a high fever- i had a good health insurance then, and the drs had to put me on steroids so i could swallow. am i going to develop a fever if i dont get on meds? also, long term, am i going to need to get my tonsils out in order for this not to continue occuring? please help!!!! its sooo painful to swallow and my left tonsil is completely fine.. I have a picture but not sure how to upload it into here, is it possible to send you a picture? Also, am i contagious? i assume not but i have family members with weakened immune systems and i dont want to get them sick over thanksgiving if i am

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. You seem to have developed Acute Tonsillitis on the Right side. A few follicles are seen. upper pole is obscured by the uvula (soft palate). A large number of viruses and bacteria may cause this. Injury and abrasions while removing Tonsilloliths may have caused...

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what home remedies are good for healing gingivitis?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Gingivitis most commonly occurs due to accumulation of the plaques followed by bacterial infection.Gingivitis due to any other cause gets worsened due to secondary bacterial infections.

The best remedy would be to wash mouth with an antiseptic solution.CHLORHEXIDINE...

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Recent questions on  Peridex

doctor1 MD

Good Afternoon Doctor, my question is....how do I use both Peridex and PreviDent 5000 Booster at bedtime (or even during the day) if I should not drink anything after taking one or the other? During the day might not be a problem but before bedtime....?? This might be a question for one of the dentists :) Thanks

doctor1 MD

I developed a white patch in my throat 3 months ago it changes shape occasionally looks better someday than others very painful. Only way to stop pain is to let my percocet dissolve in the back of my throat I am prescribed for my back nothing else...

doctor1 MD

Hi I feel like something (Ex : hair) struck in throat from last 2 days,I had a treatment done for gingivitis (scaling) few weeks back and do regular flossing,brushing now. used Peridex (suggested by Dentist ) for 3 weeks and stopped and there is...

doctor1 MD

can I attach photo of wife's brown tongue? wife has horrible taste for months. couldn't eat. loss lots of weight. doc treated for thrush and later did fungus test. not thrush. our dentist said bad taste is most likely due to Biofilm/bacteria. he...

doctor1 MD

Went to dentist yesterday and had oral evaluation. Dentist put me on Peridex oral rinse for two weeks.
He did not explain why. Used last night and could not sleep very well it tastes no bad. Can I rinse out before going to bed. Teeth are looking dark, will it come off after I discontinue use?

doctor1 MD

Hi, I had all 4 wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago, have been on a medrol dose pack and Cleocin 150 qid since surgery. Now have thrush! Treatment? Should i call oral surgeon tomorrow? Otherwise healthy female, age 49. I am also using peridex 15 ml bid mouth rinse as prescribed.

doctor1 MD

I am being treated for a jaw infection w amoxicillin and peridex.
there was an abcess and cellulitis where a tooth had been extracted and later bone graft sphere's placed. there has been considerable improvement after I&D and curettement, bot some mandibular bone is exposed. Will Peridex .12% interfere w healing? PWS MD.

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