Phisohex skin cleanser is a topical antibacterial wash used to treat skin bacteria and keeping it free from several problems. It works like a detergent to cleanse skin and prevents the growth of certain bacteria. This medication is a skin cleanser that kills certain types of bacteria such as staph. It is used to help prevent passing germs to others. Using large amounts, of Phisohex skin cleanser more often, or keep using it for a longer time than directed. Overuse of this product can allow the medication to be absorbed into the body, possibly causing serious side effects.

How to use Phisohex Skin Cleanser

Wet hands with water and apply a small amount of Phisohex skin cleanser on the palm of the hand. Work into lather with water and wash the affected area with the lather as directed by your doctor. Immediately rinse the area well after washing, especially if washing genital or anal areas.

This medication should be used on normal skin only. Do not use on red, broken, cut, irritated, scraped or burned skin. Be careful to avoid your eyes. If contact occurs, flush the eyes well with cool water. Do not use on mucous membranes like inside the nose, mouth, vagina, anus and rectum. This cleanser should not be used regularly to wash the entire body, especially in infants and children.

Do not leave the medication on the skin. Do not cover the area with plastic or waterproof bandages.

Cautions before use Phisohex Skin Cleanser

The cautions that are required to maintain before using Phisohex are as follows:

  • Before using Phisohex cleansing foam tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other halogenated phenols such as chlorocresol, trichlorophenol or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients such as lanolin, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of skin infections/problems such as eczema, psoriasis, dryness, and scales.
  • This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
  • Caution is advised when using this drug in infants and children because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially seizures. It should not be used regularly for bathing infants.
  • Pregnant women should take proper advice regarding this medication before taking into use.

Phisohex Skin Cleanser Side effects

The following side effects may arise with the usage of Phisohex skin cleanser:

  • Skin irritation at affected area, such as burning, itching and redness
  • Allergic inflammation of the skin
  • Rashes
  • Severe dizziness
  • Trouble in breathing
  • Swelling in face, throat and mouth
  • Mood Changes
  • Extreme Sleepiness
  • Skin Infections
  • Muscle spasms
  • Seizures
  • Stiff muscles

Phisohex Skin Cleanser Reactions and Overdose

Before using this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist about all prescribed and nonprescribed or herbal products you are using as it may cause reactions with them. It is better not to use any kind of moisturizer or cream, which contain alcohol with Phisohex skin cleanser.

Phisohex skin cleanser may be harmful if swallowed. If overdose or swallowing is suspected the patient should be taken to the medical center immediately.


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