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Table 3 Subjective side effects as reported by the participants

From: Comparing the effect of 0.06% -, 0.12% and 0.2% Chlorhexidine on plaque, bleeding and side effects in an experimental gingivitis model: a parallel group, double masked randomized clinical trial

Mouthwash Number of participants Side effects as reported by participants. n (%)
   B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8
0.06 CHX 19 1 (5.3) 10 (52.6) 10 (52.6) 4 (21.1) 5 (26.3) 7 (36.8) 4 (21.1) 10 (52.6)
0.12 CHX 20 5 (25) 11 (55) 7 (35) 11 (55)* 8 (40)* 7 (35) 5 (25) 14 (70)
0.2 CHX 20 4 (20) 15 (75) 4 (20) 13 (65)* 12 (60)* 9 (45) 2 (10) 15 (75)
  1. *p<0.05
  2. B1: Taste; Bad – nauseating
  3. B2: Taste: too strong/bitter
  4. B3: Taste: Good (“I like it”)
  5. B4: Taste perturbation (loss of taste)
  6. B5: Numb feeing in tongue and mouth
  7. B6: soreness in tongue and mouth
  8. B7: desiccating/dry feeling
  9. B8: Subjective Discoloration