Common "Chlorhexidine" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Chlorhexidine is a disinfectant solution with antiseptic properties and has numerous uses. It includes pre-surgical disinfection, wound cleaning, limiting dental plaque, treating oral yeast infections, and preventing urinary catheter blockage. Adverse effects of using chlorhexidine are allergic reaction, discoloration of teeth, and irritation of the skin. Chlorhexidine mouthwash helps in reducing dental plaque and treats mild gingivitis.

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I have a slightly raised bump in my gums. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I found about a week ago this slightly raised bump in the gums between my two front teeth (front and back). It does not look like there is puss in it. The first two days were very painful and hard to eat. The next couple days after that, there really was not any pain. It is just a real...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern. Most probably it can be because of hormonal imbalance at this age. This is called age-related gingivitis and it will heal with time. Do not mess with it too much. For relief and quick control, you can...  Read Full »

Why does my palate have a dent after recovering from a blister?

Query: Hello doctor, I was eating a hot curry last week when the top of my mouth blistered over as if I had burnt the hard palate, which I thought was unusual as I felt the heat on my tongue first but did not. The blister has gone but left a small dent in my hard palate which I am concerned about as it is...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, this is common. You do not need to worry. The mucosa of palate is very sensitive as compared to the tongue. So it gets affected easily. You just put an Oral gel Clinica (Chlorhexidine with Metronidazole) gel on the spot for three days and three times a day. Then gi...  Read Full »

Why is my gum swollen at the extracted wisdom tooth site?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my wisdom tooth pulled two years ago and have not had any issues until yesterday. My gum where my wisdom tooth used to be is swollen and feels like it is pulling away from my gums. What could be the cause and how can I make the swelling go down at home?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern. As per your history, it looks you are having retromolar area infection. It can be because of the left root stem or cavity in adjacent tooth. To get proper advice and safe diagnosis, you need to upload pictur...  Read Full »

I have a swollen incisive papilla after orthodontic treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, After an orthodontic adjustment three months ago, my incisive papilla was irritated, slightly numb, and swollen. I had a cleaning done and an x-ray taken by my dentist. I was suggested better flossing and mouth rinse. The issue is still there, which sometimes gets better, sometimes wor...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The papilla is red and swollen palatally and looks like it bleeds on the touch. But it is nothing serious. If it does not cause pain or does not continue to grow, then you do not have to worry about it. It is a comm...  Read Full »

Why are my gums and neck lymph nodes swollen?

Query: Hello doctor, I have swelling in my gums and my lower lip. Also, sometimes I feel burning sensations inside my mouth and around my lips. I have been having night sweats also. I consulted a doctor and they told me I have mild gum disease, so I started flossing once a day. I also have two palpable, sw...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the I have read your query and understood your concern. However, without the attachment photographs of the mouth and neck, it is difficult to rule out the reason. Based on your chief complaint, symptoms, and neck swellings, it is definitely an infection.I suggest yo...  Read Full »

How to choose a high-quality hand sanitizer for my institution?

Query: Hi doctor, What should I look for in a good quality hand sanitizer? In what concentration, consistency, and components should we buy in bulk for our institution? Is it essential to wash one's hands before eating meals, or is it fine to use sanitizer instead? Is it hazardous to health?  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) is an effective hand sanitizer. Similarly, you can use Ethanol with Isopropyl alcohol (Tru Saniz) as a hand sanitizer. Yes, it would be best to always wash your hands before eating.  Read Full »

Why is Chlorhexidine mouthwash used only twice daily?

Query: Hello doctor, Why is Chlorhexidine mouthwash used only twice and not thrice daily?  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Chlorhexidine mouthwash is only used twice daily because of the some reasons. It has a property to stain teeth if we use it more. As we brush twice a day, which is recommended for every healthy person, and mouthwash works best after brushing teeth. Using mouthwash unne...  Read Full »

I accidentally swallowed Chlorhexidine mouthwash. Will I have serious problems?

Query: Hello doctor,A doctor suggested using a Chlorhexidine mouthwash, but I unknowingly swallowed it. I am worried about what will happen now, and I do not know what should I do now. Will I have any serious problems after swallowing the mouthwash? I am 25 years old, and I think I have swallowed a minimal...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is nothing to worry about because you swallowed a minimal amount of mouth wash, and it will not cause any discomfort. In case you have any discomfort, I suggest you consult a general surgeon. I suggest you take a half-cup of mouth wash, mix it with drinking water...  Read Full »

How to treat the awful taste and tooth infection in my oral cavity?

Query: Hello doctor, My dentist told me I have a tooth infection, but did not seem too worried and said I could wait until next month to extract it as that is when I will have insurance. This was a week ago. Since then I have been having moderate sinus headaches. Is this something that I should be worried...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question, I can understand your concern. The taste may be because of the pus discharge from the draining sinus into the mouth. In case there are such symptoms, you need to take a course of antibiotics and you can wait till next month and if the sym...  Read Full »

What could cause small bumps in tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have hurt places on my tongue, and I am currently scared because I never had any type of oral engagement and I am nervous. I have very small bumps, but I think I may be overreacting.  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Upload an image of the bumps having white ulcers, they can be as simple as an aphthous ulcer to many serious issues. As you have mentioned no oral engagement, please do not take it otherwise but if you are comfortable letting me know if any history of unprotected ...  Read Full »

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