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PHISOHEX was a disaster
  1. #1
    [email protected] Guest

    Default PHISOHEX was a disaster

    Many years a soap called PHISOHEX was touted very highly.

    It used hexachlorophene as an antibacterial agent.

    It worked very well on the odor causing gram positive
    bacteria.

    However it was not effective against the problem gram
    negative bacteria.

    This led to some serious skin problems. I think it was banned
    i the early 1060's.

    I think a soap called PHISODERM is still on the market. it is a mild
    soap

    i am from the old days and have been involved with home
    soap making. These soaps were very effective but since they were
    made from scrsp hog meat and lye, they were very alkaline.

    The military was pusing them durng the Korean war.

    A mild soap probably serves most the best.

    For laundry heat is your friend but hard on some wash items.

    There is no one answer. Each person must learn from ytheir
    experieces.

    TV Ad's are a ooor source of advice.

  2. #2
    Loretta Eisenberg Guest

    Default Re: PHISOHEX was a disaster

    Wow, a name from the past I remember that soup. I used it in the
    sixties when I had acne. It was a very strong substances and dried out
    the skin.

    Loretta


  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Loretta Eisenberg" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Wow, a name from the past I remember that soup. I used it in the
    > sixties when I had acne. It was a very strong substances and dried out
    > the skin.


    I used it too. I think it was prescription.



  4. #4
    MI Guest

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    On 1/13/08 5:14 PM, in article 7Iyij.1331$rG.114@trndny02, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "Loretta Eisenberg" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Wow, a name from the past I remember that soup. I used it in the
    >> sixties when I had acne. It was a very strong substances and dried out
    >> the skin.

    >
    > I used it too. I think it was prescription.
    >
    >

    When my daughter was born that is what they used to bathe babies in the
    hospital. How times change. I think it was about 4 or 5 years later they
    took it off the market. When I was young and had acne my dermatologist
    wouldn't allow phisohex but made me use phisoderm which was the same thing
    minus hexachlorophene.

    --
    Martha T2 Canada
    1500mg. Metformin, 4mg. Avandia


  5. #5
    Jeff Guest

  6. #6
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: PHISOHEX was a disaster

    On Mon, 14 Jan 2008 13:16:05 GMT, Jeff <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >[email protected] wrote:
    >> Many years a soap called PHISOHEX was touted very highly.

    >
    >It is still made and sold. It is also used by surgeons and nurses before
    >during surgery.
    >
    >http://products.sanofi-aventis.us/ph.../phisohex.html
    >
    >Jeff
    ><...>

    I would;not be surprised if it is still used. It was not effective
    against gram negative bacteria. That was it's shortcoming.

    I have several surgical cleaning solutions on hand. Most of them are
    some iodine based solution.

    The main advantage of PHISOHEX was it inhibited the odor producing
    bacteria that made us stink. It was a variation of PHISODERM which is
    a good mild cleaner.
    I have no idea why is use by surgeons today.

    Contamination of Hospital facilities comes up frequently.

    The Grand Central Station nature of hospital facilities today is
    accepted. It was not that way before antibiotics were
    available.

    I have had three major surgeries and I came out of the facility
    two times with a bit of added problems.

    A couple of weeks I was in for a couple of days of tests.
    Came out with a minor.respiratory problem.

    I think there is a greater problem than the overuse of
    antibiotics

  7. #7
    Uncle Enrico Guest

    Default Re: PHISOHEX was a disaster

    [email protected] wrote:
    > Many years a soap called PHISOHEX was touted very highly.
    >
    > It used hexachlorophene as an antibacterial agent.
    >
    > It worked very well on the odor causing gram positive
    > bacteria.
    >
    > However it was not effective against the problem gram
    > negative bacteria.
    >
    > This led to some serious skin problems. I think it was banned
    > i the early 1060's.



    Phisohex was the soap from Hell and was aptly named with the suffix HEX.
    Doctors were all recommending it--everyone was using it--it was as
    popular the Hoola Hoop.

    Then we found out that washing the heads of infants caused some serious
    damage (brain damage maybe?). It was apparently the hexachlorophene.
    Again the Hex BUT now used as a prefix.

    The soap looked and smelled terrible and dried your skin to leather.

    Well, I just checked. Phisohex is still out there. It's made by Sanofi
    Aventis--the producer of Lantus.

    Here's a list of the warnings: Note the caution on using it on infants:

    WARNINGS

    RINSE THOROUGHLY AFTER EACH USE. Patients should be closely monitored
    and use should be immediately discontinued at the first sign of any of
    the symptoms described below.

    Rapid absorption of hexachlorophene may occur with resultant toxic blood
    levels when preparations containing hexachlorophene are applied to skin
    lesions such as ichthyosis congenita, the dermatitis of Letterer-Siwe's
    syndrome, or other generalized dermatological conditions. Application to
    burns has also produced neurotoxicity and death.

    pHisoHex SHOULD BE DISCONTINUED PROMPTLY IF SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS OF
    CEREBRAL IRRITABILITY OCCUR. (Oh yeah...you want to avoid cerebral
    irriation for sure)

    Infants, especially premature infants or those with dermatoses, are
    particularly susceptible to hexachlorophene absorption. Systemic
    toxicity may be manifested by signs of stimulation (irritation) of the
    central nervous system, sometimes with convulsions.

    --------------------------------

    Glad to be steering clear of the HEX.

    Uncle Enrico

  8. #8
    MI Guest

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    On 1/14/08 5:16 AM, in article pgJij.8798$W73.4836@trnddc04, "Jeff"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > [email protected] wrote:
    >> Many years a soap called PHISOHEX was touted very highly.

    >
    > It is still made and sold. It is also used by surgeons and nurses before
    > during surgery.
    >
    > http://products.sanofi-aventis.us/ph.../phisohex.html
    >
    > Jeff
    > <...>

    Not here. Both it and Phisoderm were banned.

    --
    Martha T2 Canada
    1500mg. Metformin, 4mg. Avandia


  9. #9
    Jeff Guest

    Default Re: PHISOHEX was a disaster

    MI wrote:
    >
    >
    > On 1/14/08 5:16 AM, in article pgJij.8798$W73.4836@trnddc04, "Jeff"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> [email protected] wrote:
    >>> Many years a soap called PHISOHEX was touted very highly.

    >> It is still made and sold. It is also used by surgeons and nurses before
    >> during surgery.
    >>
    >> http://products.sanofi-aventis.us/ph.../phisohex.html
    >>
    >> Jeff
    >> <...>

    > Not here. Both it and Phisoderm were banned.
    >


    Let's see: I have found a web site showing that Phisohex is still being
    sold.

    How about you show that Phisohex is banned?

    As one can readily find, Phisohex the FDA banned it in most soaps,
    shampoos, etc., however, it is still used in hospitals to scrub up
    before surgery. I have used it myself. It was essentially banned from
    over the counter sales, but is used by doctors and nurses before surgery
    and is available by prescription.

    Have a good day.

    Jeff

  10. #10
    Harold Groot Guest

    Default Re: PHISOHEX was a disaster

    On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 00:23:25 GMT, Jeff <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >MI wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> On 1/14/08 5:16 AM, in article pgJij.8798$W73.4836@trnddc04, "Jeff"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> [email protected] wrote:
    >>>> Many years a soap called PHISOHEX was touted very highly.
    >>> It is still made and sold. It is also used by surgeons and nurses before
    >>> during surgery.
    >>>
    >>> http://products.sanofi-aventis.us/ph.../phisohex.html
    >>>
    >>> Jeff
    >>> <...>



    >> Not here. Both it and Phisoderm were banned.



    >Let's see: I have found a web site showing that Phisohex is still being
    >sold.
    >How about you show that Phisohex is banned?
    >As one can readily find, Phisohex the FDA banned it in most soaps,
    >shampoos, etc., however, it is still used in hospitals to scrub up
    >before surgery. I have used it myself. It was essentially banned from
    >over the counter sales, but is used by doctors and nurses before surgery
    >and is available by prescription.
    >Have a good day.
    >Jeff



    The person saying "Not here. Both it and Phisoderm were banned" was
    not from the USA, hence the "Not here" part. Her signature was
    "Martha T2 Canada".

    Regulations vary from country to country. US FDA regulations don't
    apply there. They have their own.



  11. #11
    Jeff Guest

    Default Re: PHISOHEX was a disaster

    Harold Groot wrote:
    > On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 00:23:25 GMT, Jeff <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> MI wrote:
    >>>
    >>> On 1/14/08 5:16 AM, in article pgJij.8798$W73.4836@trnddc04, "Jeff"
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> [email protected] wrote:
    >>>>> Many years a soap called PHISOHEX was touted very highly.
    >>>> It is still made and sold. It is also used by surgeons and nurses before
    >>>> during surgery.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://products.sanofi-aventis.us/ph.../phisohex.html
    >>>>
    >>>> Jeff
    >>>> <...>

    >
    >
    >>> Not here. Both it and Phisoderm were banned.

    >
    >
    >> Let's see: I have found a web site showing that Phisohex is still being
    >> sold.
    >> How about you show that Phisohex is banned?
    >> As one can readily find, Phisohex the FDA banned it in most soaps,
    >> shampoos, etc., however, it is still used in hospitals to scrub up
    >> before surgery. I have used it myself. It was essentially banned from
    >> over the counter sales, but is used by doctors and nurses before surgery
    >> and is available by prescription.
    >> Have a good day.
    >> Jeff

    >
    >
    > The person saying "Not here. Both it and Phisoderm were banned" was
    > not from the USA, hence the "Not here" part. Her signature was
    > "Martha T2 Canada".
    >
    > Regulations vary from country to country. US FDA regulations don't
    > apply there. They have their own.


    Thanks. I completed missed that.

    Interestingly, though, Phisohex is still available in Canada, probably
    by prescription only:
    <http://www.sanofi-aventis.ca/live/ca/en/layout.jsp?scat=526069AB-1A0D-49BB-87BB-310894DBE97E>

  12. #12
    Oleg Lego Guest

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    On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 14:59:34 GMT, Jeff posted:

    >Harold Groot wrote:
    >> On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 00:23:25 GMT, Jeff <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> MI wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> On 1/14/08 5:16 AM, in article pgJij.8798$W73.4836@trnddc04, "Jeff"
    >>>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> [email protected] wrote:
    >>>>>> Many years a soap called PHISOHEX was touted very highly.
    >>>>> It is still made and sold. It is also used by surgeons and nurses before
    >>>>> during surgery.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://products.sanofi-aventis.us/ph.../phisohex.html
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jeff
    >>>>> <...>

    >>
    >>
    >>>> Not here. Both it and Phisoderm were banned.

    >>
    >>
    >>> Let's see: I have found a web site showing that Phisohex is still being
    >>> sold.
    >>> How about you show that Phisohex is banned?
    >>> As one can readily find, Phisohex the FDA banned it in most soaps,
    >>> shampoos, etc., however, it is still used in hospitals to scrub up
    >>> before surgery. I have used it myself. It was essentially banned from
    >>> over the counter sales, but is used by doctors and nurses before surgery
    >>> and is available by prescription.
    >>> Have a good day.
    >>> Jeff

    >>
    >>
    >> The person saying "Not here. Both it and Phisoderm were banned" was
    >> not from the USA, hence the "Not here" part. Her signature was
    >> "Martha T2 Canada".
    >>
    >> Regulations vary from country to country. US FDA regulations don't
    >> apply there. They have their own.

    >
    >Thanks. I completed missed that.
    >
    >Interestingly, though, Phisohex is still available in Canada, probably
    >by prescription only:
    ><http://www.sanofi-aventis.ca/live/ca/en/layout.jsp?scat=526069AB-1A0D-49BB-87BB-310894DBE97E>


    Yes, it's a prescription-only item.

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    DX 24 Aug 07. D&E
    Metformin 2000mg, Ramipril, Simvastatin
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  13. #13
    Frank t2 Guest

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    "Harold Groot" <[email protected]> a écrit ...
    >
    >
    > The person saying "Not here. Both it and Phisoderm were banned" was
    > not from the USA, hence the "Not here" part. Her signature was
    > "Martha T2 Canada".
    >
    > Regulations vary from country to country. US FDA regulations don't
    > apply there. They have their own.





    Amazing !
    Soon countries will have their own flavour of democracy.
    THAT will not please Bush, Cheney et al ONE BIT.
    )



  14. #14
    Frank t2 Guest

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    "Loretta Eisenberg" <[email protected]> a écrit ...
    > Wow, a name from the past I remember that soup. I used it in the
    > sixties when I had acne. It was a very strong substances and dried out
    > the skin.
    >
    > Loretta



    You used SOUP on your skin ?



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