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does clorox bleach harm the vagina

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: There is no way for the bleach odor to each the baby.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Hermann
42 years experience Family Medicine
Minimal: Your body will tell you when too much is too much. While some people can tolerate a lot, some people are highly sensitive and their bodies react at v ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Can cause burns: clorox can cause significant chemical burns, which can cause immediate life threatening complications. The effects tend to be immediate. The risks an ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: There are bacteria in a dogs mouth that the vagina is not usually exposed to. An infection resulting from that exposure, while maybe not terribly like ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
You don't have to...: Any methods providing unfriendly environments such as tap water washing, quick drying, etc. will kill the sperms in dried-up semen on hands in conside ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Skin Damage: No it is not safe. It is extremely unwise and dangerous.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
U bet!: and how.Bleach kills most any bacteria or virus too.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Sheynin
21 years experience Internal Medicine
They already dead: Those cells are already dead once they reach superficial layer of the skin.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Doesn't matter: You're asking the wrong question. It doesn't matter whether HPV survives away from the body, on clothing, on a surface, etc. Contact with these things ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
32 years experience Dentistry
Toothpaste: Only if teeth are present, but that would be another problem.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably: Cannot find any definitive data, but hard to imagine these critters surviving application of bleach. The question is what other effects will the blea ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure, but: Vinegar would somewhat cleanse the vagina and some women douche with half strength vinegar. But a mild soap and plain water outside the vagina and pl ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Definitely with detergents or alcohol. Sperm can live for some period of time on untreated hands.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Dettol will not produce vaginal discharge. See a doctor and be examined for a professional diagnosis.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Duman
19 years experience Gastroenterology
Soap and water: Soap and water can decrease the burden. Good luck.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Most: Bleach will kill all active bacteria. It might not kill certain bacterial spores like tetanus and a few viruses may have some resistance. But it i ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Unnecessary: Douching is totally unnecessary and in fact contraindicated. You do not want to change the bacteria in the vagina without a good reason to do so. If ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bressler
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
NOT SAFE!!: Household bleach is not the same as the bleach dentists use. Household bleach is poisonous and should not be ingested or even inhaled. Only use produc ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Hand sanitizer: Hand sanitizer helps reduce bacteria on your hands, but doesn't sterilize them completely. Soap and water is more likely to clear semen from you ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
It wouldn't be ...: .... a bad idea. While you are correct that theoretically there was be no "dirty water" just consider what has probably been in that receptacle. I wo ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Rinse skin: Lysol disinfectant spray is not intended for use on the skin. It can irritate the skin. Key to rinse area well if sprayed on skin. Also avoid sprayi ... Read More
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A 110-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sperm in: chlorinated water won't live long at all. Don't worry, if someone ejaculates in a swimming pool - the sperm won't swim over to a female and impregnate ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably: It sounds like a really bad idea.
A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Kern
39 years experience Pediatrics
No. Use Elimite (permethrin). : No, Elimite (permethrin) (Topical Permethrin) is generally used to treat scabies. It requires a prescription. Generally ALL household members should b ... Read More
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