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· Hibiclens® is an antiseptic antimicrobial skin cleanser that contains 4 percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG). CHG is not absorbed through the skin, instead it bonds to it and actively kills germs for up to six hours without leaving a residue. Hibiclens is gentle, used with water and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It kills the 2009 H1N1 virus strain and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
· Hibistat® is an individually-wrapped wipe that contains 70 percent isopropyl alcohol and 0.5 percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) and is used without water. It has the same ability to kill germs as Hibiclens, yet is portable (think backpack, sports bag, purse).
· Antimicrobial washes and wipes are different than soap and water and even antibacterial soaps because they are able to kill bacteria, fungus and viruses. In contact sports, skin infections caused by all three of these are a common occurrence and can start as a scratch, pimple or “spider bite.”
One Mom’s Story:
· Luke Ferrill, an Indiana 16-year-old, emerged from a high school football game with a scratch on his forearm. The scratch wouldn’t heal and a few months later he was diagnosed with impetigo, a common, contagious skin rash. Soon, a red pimple-like bump appeared on his thigh and he was finally diagnosed with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an antibiotic-resistant form of Staph that can cause serious skin infection and serious health complications.
· Within nine months of the turf burn, Luke was unable to walk and was awake only an hour a day. Through the dedication of his family and doctors, he was given antibiotics, vitamins and antiseptics and eventually was back on his feet for his senior year.
· “Clearly, the priority for moms of active kids is prevention,” said Charlotte Ferrill. “During Luke’s MRSA ordeal, we learned about Hibiclens®, an antimicrobial wash that Luke used, and it helped prevent spreading the infection to the entire family.” The Ferrills still use it today.
What Parents Can Do:
To help your child athlete avoid MRSA, follow these strategies:
- Throughout the day, wash hands with antimicrobial antiseptic soap, such as Hibiclens®, which kills germs on contact and for up to six hours after washing.
- Wash hands and forearms above the elbow immediately before and after sports activities using an antimicrobial wash or wipe, such as Hibiclens soap or Hibistat® wipes.
- Shower immediately after sports activity in hot water with an antimicrobial cleaner.
- Clean sports equipment after use and ensure it is dry after cleaning. Use antimicrobial wipes or sprays on equipment that cannot be washed.
- Keep wounds covered with clean, dry bandages. Have them checked by a doctor if they are red or won’t heal or if flu like symptoms develop (fever).
- Use a clean towel and don’t share towels or clothing with others.
- Put dirty clothes and towels in a separate bag, not in backpacks or sports bags with clean clothing.
- Wash and dry clothes and towels on the hottest setting possible. Make sure everything is completely dry before removing from the dryer.
(This was taken directly from the PR email that was sent to me. I take no credit for writing this information).
My kids are generally pretty safe year round but they get the occassional scrape. I have to admit I had Hibiclens in my medicine cabinet for 2 months before I ended up really needing to grab it for a kitty scratch on my son. We both loved it! My 2 year old son loved it because it didn't sting and burn and mommy loved it because it cleans and disinfects without causing any addition pain to my babies. It wasn't until I finished washing his scratch that I actually took the time to read the bottle. It's not just for boo boos. It's an antimicrobial skin cleanser which means we can use it everyday to prevent spreading bacteria infections such as H1N1, E Coli and Staph infections. I have to say I was very impressed with how well it works and stays working. It kills germs for up to 6 hours after using it! As for the wipes Hibiclens sells, they are super awesome for the diaper bag. No spills and messes to clean up!
For a chance to win a 4 ounce bottle of Hibiclens and five wipes of Hibistat and a $1 coupon for both, please complete the following entries.
Giveaway will end November 2nd at 11:59PM.
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The opinions stated in my review are 100% my own. I received a Hibiclens and Hibistat for reviewing purposes but was not paid to give a positive opinion. I will use Random.org to choose my winner.
The giveaway will close on November 2nd, 2010 at 11:59 PM. Drawings will occur on November 3rd, 2010. The winner will be contacted by email and announced on the Bunches of Bargains Facebook page.