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Action of Chlorhexidine Gluconate, Features of CHG Swabs

What is Chlorhexidine Gluconate

  • Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) has a better bactericidal effect than other antiseptics, providing rapid and sustained bactericidal action without irritating the skin while still having bactericidal activity against protein-rich microorganisms.
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate disrupts the cell membranes of germs, turning them into precipitable material. At the same time, isopropyl alcohol rapidly destroys the proteins of most microbial cells, denaturing them and providing an antibacterial effect for at least 48 hours. 

Therefore CHG swab is widely used for skin disinfection.

Features of CHG Swabs

  1. Easy to use: Open the package for private use. No need to wait a long time for the medicine to wet the sponge.
  2. Aseptic technology: The CHG swab is a latex-free, single-use product with a long-handled plastic rod to avoid hand contact with the sponge tip and the patient’s skin, reducing the chance of cross-infection.
  3. Easy skin wiping: The soft sponge rubbing the skin surface helps the disinfectant penetrate the epidermis’s first five layers of cells, killing 80% of residual microbial cells.
  4. Still effective in protein-rich microorganisms: CHG swab still has bactericidal activity in blood, serum, and other protein-rich microorganisms.
  5. Fast germicidal: Rapidly kills most microbial bacteria on the skin
  6. Long-lasting antimicrobial: CHG swab has at least 48 hours of antibacterial activity.
  7. Broad sterilization: Effective against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including most viruses and fungi such as Staphylococcus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacter spp. (CRE), Clostridium difficult and Bacteroides spp.
  8. Individual packaging: Each CHG swab is individually packaged to eliminate contamination.

“HCY, Health care for you” is our forever mission. We dedicate to offering safe & reliable products and medical services with our global creditable partners. HCY has already supplied to WHO, MAYO clinic, MGI, DDC, Yale University, Qorvo, Quanterix, Thomas Scientific, SD biosensor, Cardinal Health, Cleveland Clinic, Mars Petcare & LumiraDx, etc. in the past years.

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