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Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Wipes Market Segmented By Product Type (Bath Wipes & Alcohol-based Wipes); By Concentration (0.5% & 2%); By Application (Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, ); By Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacies, Retail Pharmacies); By End Use (Hospitals, Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centers) - Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2027

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Report ID: 1468 | Published On: Apr 07, 2022

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Introduction to Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Wipes

Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Wipes are a type of disinfectant wipes which contains chlorhexidine gluconate which eliminates micro-organisms and also helps to prevent wound contamination. Chlorhexidine are available in a variety of formulations and concentration. These wipes are extensively used to clean the skin during hospital stays. These wipes are disposable and have a spectrum of applications which includes urology, hand hygiene and oral care. Chlorhexidine gluconate wipes helps to reduce the risk of acquiring post-operative infections. These wipes are not recommended for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

The use of chlorhexidine gluconate wipes reduces hospital related infections. A positively charged chlorhexidine molecule binds with the negatively charged bacterial cell wall which results in cell wall rupture which results in cytoplasmic leakage, lysis and then cell death. Chlorhexidine acts as an invisible anti-bacterial shield which can reduce bacteria’s from the skin for several.  Chlorhexidine gluconate wipes are ideal for bed baths. The chlorhexidine gluconate wipes are cost-effective to use. Chlorhexidine present in the wipes have the potential to cause serious allergic reactions and facial swelling which may be life threatening.

Market Size and Forecast

The global chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) wipes market is observing vibrant growth on account of increasing cases of hospital-acquired infections coupled with surgical site infections. Rise in the geriatric population followed by increase in the number of surgical procedures are an important factor which is supporting the growth of the market. Enhancing awareness regarding chlorhexidine gluconate wipes for reducing harmful bacteria’s from the body is also a factor which is expected to propel the growth of the market. Rise in investments in the healthcare sector and highly developed technology are some of the factors which are anticipated to bolster the growth of global chlorhexidine gluconate wipes market over the forecast period.

Chlorhexidine gluconate wipes market is anticipated to record a CAGR of 4.56% over the forecast period. The chlorhexidine gluconate wipes market is expected to showcase a vibrant growth by the end of the forecast period. The market is segmented into distribution channel such as hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies and online platforms out of which hospital pharmacies are expected to showcase the largest market share on account of increasing cases of hospital related infections and post-operative infections. Hospital acquired infections such as catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) and surgical site infections (SSI) are the common infections which are supporting the growth of the market. 

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Growth Drivers

Rise in Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)

Cather associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) is the common hospital acquired infection. According to the report by World Health Organization (WHO), CAUTI accounts for approximately 40 percent of all hospital acquired infections. Risk of acquiring catheter associated urinary tract infections enhances with the increase in the duration of stay in a hospital. On account of such factors, it is expected that the demand for wipes or napkins especially for urinary catheterisaton is going to increase over the forecast period.

Rise in Geriatric Population

The risk of acquiring hospital associated infections enhances linearly with increasing age. Older people who are admitted in the hospital for a longer duration of stay are more susceptible to a variety of different infections. Hospital acquired infection such as urinary tract infections and skin related infections are more common to the geriatric population. These infections can be effectively prevented by adopting anti-infection products which includes sterile wipes and tissues. According to World Bank, total geriatric population was 8.482 percent of the overall global population in 2016 which enhanced to 8.696 percent of the total population in the year 2017. This rise in the geriatric population is anticipated to increase the demand of chlorhexidine gluconate wipes which is further expected to support the growth of global chlorhexidine gluconate wipes market over the forecast period.

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Side Effects Associated with Chlorhexidine Gluconate Wipes

Chlorhexidine present in chlorhexidine gluconate wipes have several side effects associated with it which includes itching, redness, blistering, swelling, severe skin rash and many more. Some of the severe side effects related to chlorhexidine may be life threatening. These side effects of chlorhexidine are anticpated to have a negative impact on the market.

Market Segmentation

Our-in depth analysis of the global chlorhexidine gluconate wipes market includes the following segments:

By Product Type

  • Bath Wipes
  • Alcohol-based Wipes

By Concentration

  • 0.5%
  • 2%

By Application

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections
  • Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
  • Surgical Site Infections
  • Others

By Distribution Channel

  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Online Platforms

By End Use

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Others

By Region

On the basis of regional analysis, global chlorhexidine gluconate wipes market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region.

North America is anticpated to dominate the global chlorhexidine gluconate wipes market on the back of rising number of surgical procedures and presence of key market players. Rising investment in the healthcare sector is also anticipated to support the global chlorhexidine gluconate wipes market over the forecast period.

Europe is also expected to have the largest market share on account of rising case of surgical site infections (SSI) coupled with rising geriatric population. Asia Pacific region is expected to be the fastest growing region on the back of large pool of patient population and growing medical facilities.

Global chlorhexidine gluconate wipes market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC,  Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

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