What should I know about hexachlorophene before taking it?

Hexachlorophene should not be used if you are allergic to any of the ingredients within the medication. If you have burns, skin lesions or are missing skin, you shouldn't use hexachlorophene. It should not be used on mucous membranes like your mouth, nose, eyes or genitals, and shouldn't be used in conjunction with bandages, wet packs or lotions. You shouldn't use hexachlorophene to bathe your entire body in an effort to prevent infections. If you are pregnant, may become pregnant or are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before starting hexachlorophene, as the risk to a fetus or breastfeeding baby is unknown.

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