What are the side effects of hexachlorophene?

Hexachlorophene may cause some common, minor side effects, including dryness, scaling, redness, skin swelling or becoming sensitive to light. You don't need to contact your doctor about these side effects, unless they don't go away or interfere with your daily life. More serious side effects include: irritability, seizures or a severe allergic reaction, characterized by rash, hives, breathing difficulty, chest tightness or swelling in the mouth, face, lips or tongue. If you experience any of these side effects, get emergency medical help.

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