Chloraprep Report: Severe allergic dermatitis extremely
A following Chloraprep side effect report was submitted by a user.
Female patient reported the following Chloraprep (chlorhexidine) side effects :
Severe allergic dermatitis, extremely itchy, where the Chloraprep was applied. I scratched myself bloody, which is unfortunate, because I\'m diabetic and infection is a serious concern.
I had bilateral carpal tunnel release surgery, and the Chloraprep was applied on both my arms in preparation for the procedures, and left on underneath tight bandages for five days.Side Effect Event date: Monday October 6th 12:00:00 AM
Medication Dosage: Unknown
Medication Frequency: Single application
Patient Age: 45
Patient Weight: 180
Other medications: Propofol (\"twilight\" anasthesia), oxycodone.
Diagnosis: Pre-surgical prep.
Pre-existing conditions: Allergies include shellfish, morphine, penicillin. Diabetic. Otherwise in excellent health, active, exercise frequently, no red meat, etc.
Birth Defects? No
Was intervention required to prevent damage? No
Other serious medical events? Yes Arms unsightly due to scratching; risk of infection a concern both because I am diabetic, and have joint replacements.
It is estimated that 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events occur each year. Many more millions of mild adverse drug events occur each year which can affect your health, mental state, and normal everyday functioning. Drug side effects can cause death, disability, and illness.
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