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pHisoHex
Hexachlorophene based cleaner that was taken off the market in 1972.
pHisoHex

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Posted by notsteve at 2:13 am (PDT) on Fri October 14, 2016   
Hexachlorophene is suspected to cause brain damage, and pHysoHex production was discontinued by Sanofi-Aventis in 2013. Better off with plain soap and water.
Posted by chrisbroz at 3:19 pm (PDT) on Sun October 2, 2016   
When I had my first (and second) pilonidal cystectomies (1967 & 1970) my doctor specified that the area be clensed with PHiosoHex...for obvious (at the time) reasons.  The pilonidal cyst is a painful (and very annoying) one located near the base of the spine...makes it difficult to sit.....if ya catch my drift...
Posted by Bob Matthews at 2:14 pm (PDT) on Sat October 1, 2016   
My sister and I used to use this liberally in our teenage pimple days.
Can still remember that unique smell of the white goo.
It didn't lather up like soap did so of course the tendency was to squeeze out more than the instructed ¼ to ½ teaspoon to get it to make lather.
However the instructions on the back clearly stated "to make more and more suds add more and more water -- NOT more pHisoHex."
Which seemed odd since, why not use more?
So I used more surprised
Only years later, after the FDA pulled it off the market, did we understand why:  pHisoHex's harmful main ingredient, hexachlorophene!
Posted by LoyalTubist at 1:08 pm (PDT) on Fri September 30, 2016   
The product is still made but is not for sale to the general public.

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