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Chris Thomas
3 % chlorhexadine scrub

I would like to know if anyone has converted from the 2% Chlorhexadine (Chloraprep) to the 3% Chlorahexadine (Chlorascrub) for central line care and prep.    We are being asked to evaluated since it is cheaper.  It does have the same 70% alcohol content  but does not come in colors. 

I know the FDA recommends the least percentage of antimicrobial necessary to achieve asepsis.

Do I remember someone writing about increased skin irritation in the past with this increased percentage of chlorhexadine or was that in a dream?   Would appreciate any feedback or resources available. 


Chris Thomas