Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hibiclens for GBS

I have been looking into treating GBS with hibiclens. Below are the links I was given to research. Of course the most useful one to me is the Hibiclens flush protocol. I will be doing this before my test this week in hopes that I come back negative and can avoid the whole antibiotics dilemma all together.

Hibiclens Vaginal Wash as an Alternative Treatment to Antibiotics in Labor

Some research has demonstrated the effectiveness of using a Chlorhexidine (Hibiclens) vaginal flush to prevent newborn GBS infection. Hibiclens is an over- the-counter, medical grade antiseptic and antimicrobial soap.

Hibiclens Flush Protocol

Studies on Hibiclens for GBS:

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2002 Feb;11(2):84-8. Chlorhexidine vaginal flushings versus systemic ampicillin in the prevention of vertical transmission of neonatal group B streptococcus, at term. Facchinetti F, Piccinini F, Mordini B, Volpe A.
Lancet. 1992 Jul 11;340(8811):65-9.Prevention of excess neonatal morbidity associated with group B streptococci by vaginal chlorhexidine disinfection during labour. The Swedish Chlorhexidine Study Group. Burman LG, Christensen P, Christensen K, Fryklund B, Helgesson AM, Svenningsen NW, Tullus K.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 1995 Aug;61(2):135-41. Randomized study of vaginal chlorhexidine disinfection during labor to prevent vertical transmission of group B streptococci. Adriaanse AH, Kollee LA, Muytjens HL, Nijhuis JG, de Haan AF, Eskes TK.
Obstet. Gynecol., November 1, 2007; 110(5): 977 – 985. Chlorhexidine Vaginal and Neonatal Wipes in Home Births in Pakistan: A Randomized Controlled Trial S. Saleem, T. Reza, E. M. McClure, O. Pasha, N. Moss, D. J. Rouse, J. Bartz, and R. L. Goldenberg