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CHG wipes are disposable cloths that contain chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) to kill germs on the skin. Daily baths 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 bath every day while in the hospital or at home. In addition to protecting against germs, a bath can help patients feel better. It also gives the chance to check for skin changes before they cause problems.
If your child weighs less than 20 pounds, use 2 wipes.
If your child weighs 20–60 pounds, use 4 wipes.
If your child weighs more than 60 pounds, use 6 wipes.
If you have questions or concerns about giving your child a bath with CHG wipes, talk to your child’s care team.
Reviewed: February 2022