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Sperm killed by tap water

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spermicide ?: Tap water is definitely going to create an osmotic deficit when contacting living cells, but it is not sufficient to kill sperm effectively, so pregna ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: A good washing with water will do just fine in rinsing away sperm. Soap is optional, but using soap is ok too.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Almost certainly!
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Sperm: Sperm last outside the body one hour.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not from tap water: Many things are possible in life. The chances of catching brain-eating amoeba from tap water in the U.S. is so unlikely that the answer is "no". If th ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola Virus: No - chlorinated water will not kill Ebola.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mirella Mircescu
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Under disinfected: Sometimes the level of disinfectant decreases due to pipes on land and warmer conditions and then Naegleria can survive but you cannot be infected wit ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parthiban Munnainathan
7 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Hi, Thank you for your question. I use a neti-pot and have been using only tap water to clean it. I have been using it for years with no problems. B ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably minutes: HIV virus does not thrive that well when outside of the body and thus I don't expect it to survive at most a few minutes when in toilet water Your r ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
Infection unlikely: Infections from Naegleria Fowleri are very rare especially from tap water. I don't think you should worry. More info here: http://www.cdc.gov/parasit ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
You heard wrong: Chlorine kills Naegleria, but even unchlorinated tap water probably never transmits it. All cases are acquired in warm water outdoors, typically in st ... Read More
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