Bathing with Antiseptic Liquid to Prevent Blood Infection in Child

In order to keep the children not susceptible to infection by bacteria, usually mothers bathe their children with water that has been mixed with antiseptic solution. In addition to a cleaner, in fact, a new study has revealed that the bath with water that has been mixed with antiseptic solution may reduce the risk of dangerous blood infection in children who are seriously ill.

This conclusion was obtained after a team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center held a trial of more than 4,000 children who were hospitalized in 10 pediatric care unit that is in five hospitals in the United States.

In this experiment compared to regular soap to bathe with an antiseptic solution containing chlorhexidine gluconate diluted (CHG), the fluid that is used to kill viruses, bacteria and fungi. Once the trial is completed, the child reportedly washed with an antiseptic solution are susceptible to bloodstream infections (bloodstream infections) 36 percent lower than children who bathed with water and regular soap.

"Bath water mixed with antiseptic every day can be a relatively inexpensive, quick and easy way to reduce the risk of deadly infections in children who are vulnerable," said lead investigator Aaron Milstone as reported from zeenews, Tuesday (29 / 1/2013).

The findings are considered important because bloodstream infections frequently occur in critically patients, but this condition can lead to serious complications, including organ damage and death.

But according to researchers, bathe with an antiseptic solution seems to reduce bloodstream infections caused by various factors. Because previously known that the majority of these infections are at risk of attack due to the use of central venous catheters (central venous catheters).

"Bloodstream infection, whether it has something to do with the catheter or not, a lot happened in pediatric patients whose condition was critical and morbidity, so efforts should be to reduce the risk of bacteremia (presence of bacteria in the bloodstream) are caused by a variety of factors," concluded Other researchers, Trish M. Perl.