Can Chlorhexidine (CHX) Provoke an Allergic Reaction?
Chlorhexidine has been used by dentists, medical doctors, and the general public for decades. Known for its disinfecting and antiseptic properties, CHX is commonly used as a topical skin disinfectant, a mouthwash, and in pharmaceutical products. But for some, patients and care providers alike, Chlorhexidine can cause an allergic reactions ranging from moderate to deadly.
Today, we’re talking to Dr. Mark Donaldson to help deepen our understanding of CHX and learn what dentists need to know to prevent allergic reactions in patients under their care.
About Dr. Mark Donaldson
Mark Donaldson, BSP, RPH, ACPR, PHARMD, FASHP, FACHE, is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon and Adjunct Professor, in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia.
He has a special interest in dental pharmacology and has lectured internationally to both dental and medical practitioners. He has spent the last 20 years focusing on dental pharmacology and dental therapeutics and is a leader in the field. Dr. Donaldson has published numerous peer-reviewed works and textbook chapters. He has practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist, clinical coordinator and director of pharmacy services at many healthcare organizations in both Canada and the United States.
Dr. Donaldson is also the 2019 recipient of the Special Friend of Canadian Dentistry Award conferred on an individual or organization outside of the dental profession in appreciation for exemplary support or service to Canadian dentistry and/or to the profession as a whole.
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