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CHG wipes are disposable cloths that contain chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) to kill germs on the skin. Daily treatment using CHG wipes are one of the best ways to prevent infection during a hospital stay. During an inpatient stay, patients with a central line should not have tub or shower baths because of an increased risk for central line infection.
A cleaner used on the skin to kill germs.
CHG helps protect your child from infections. Your child may need a CHG treatment every day while in the hospital or at home. The CHG treatment also acts as a bath. CHG kills germs on the skin for up to six hours after treatment. In addition to protecting against germs, it can help patients feel better and gives the chance to check for skin changes before they cause problems.
If you have questions or concerns about giving your child a CHG treatment, talk to your child's care team.
Reviewed: March 2023