The Chlorhexidine in PYOHEX works by binding to hair and penetrating the follicle via a wicking action down the hair shaft, to eliminate bacteria in situ. Chlorhexidine kills bacteria by disrupting the cell membrane and precipitating the cell contents.
PYOHEX binds strongly to the skin and hair, resulting in a 4 day residual action. As Chlorhexidine is poorly absorbed through the skin, PYOHEX is completely safe.
PYOHEX contains an advanced surfactant base that removes abnormal lipids that occur due to bacterial lipases. PYOHEX does not dry or strip the coat of essential lipids needed to prevent transepidermal water loss, a process that promotes infection.
PYOHEX is pH neutral, specifically designed for canine skin.