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I accidentally swallowed one ounce of Chlorhexidine

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I accidentally swallowed one ounce of Chlorhexidine Gluconate mouth wash. I am 83 years old, and weigh 210 lbs.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 10 months ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.
It's my first priority to help you.

I understand your concern.

As per your description,swallowing Chlorhexidine gluconate mouth rinse can sometimes result in nausea,stomach pain if taken more than 4 ounces.

So possibly ingesting one ounce wouldn't hurt you so much.

However you should continue to maintain a good hydration.

Eat a bland food,banana,yogurt.

Also take OTC Zantac.

And watch for any symptoms like vomiting,pain abdomen for next few hours.

Otherwise you'll be fine.

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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 10 months ago.

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