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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Avoid too much hot water as it makes the skin dry. Appy moisturizing creams liberally after bath. Taking bath itself is a good means if hydrating your ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If you experience chronic dry skin, you need to moisturize more than you bathe. Twice a day moisturizing is good.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
You can't: Either he enjoys doing this, or he has obsessive-compulsive disorder. If it bothers him, read up on this and ask, "Hey Bro, does it bother you having ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not common: Your pediatrician should be able to help you with examining those spots. Usually sweating or wearing clothes that have dried sweat on it will not incr ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Thorough washing with ordinary soap will inactivate sperm.
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A female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: no need
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
26 years experience in Hand Surgery
Yes: Hand washing with use of a soap or detergent can be effective in removing germs. Also, alcohol based "hand sanitizers" can serve this purpose.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
To actually wash : Stuff off of hands- soap and water. The hand sanitizer just kills germs - it isn't designed for removing gunk off of hands.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Soap and water instantaneously kills HIV.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Acne Treatment: Acne face soap is the least effective way to control acne.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Jones singer
37 years experience in Gynecology
No: Hpv is a virus and it will present as a wart on you hand. A wart is remove by chemical treatment, freezing or laser.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Assuming detergent is added and the wash is dried in a drier.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
I wouldn't go so far: as to recommend this (hydrogen peroxide is not completely benign if used frequently on the hands), but here is a reference that suggests spermatoa are ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus answered
15 years experience in General Surgery
Sperm killer: yes.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Will sting, but won't cause harm. Similar to putting a disinfectant on a wound. It is then best to rinse it off with claen water.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Soap: Regular soaps attach to oils that germs cling to. Hydrophilic/ hydrophobic. This allows the oil and germ to be flushed away with water. If you use onl ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Concerns: Dettol liquid antiseptic/ disinfectant could cause changes in vaginal flora and ph. Usually soap ; disinfectants are not needed inside the vagina.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Low risk: Low risk, unless you have an open wound and blood from someone with a known blood-borne pathogen. The risk is still less than being injected with that ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitzi Scotten
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: I think both are adequate as long as they are done correctly. I am not sure there has been a lot of studies in this area but I do know that soap and ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No need to: It's not transmissible by sweat. Truth be told, I'm a little upset that nobody told you that. Forget any "scare stories" or "in theory" stories. It's ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Depends on how the exposure is. If ingested, exposed to the eyes or a mucosa surface, the detergents can be harmful. If you have any concerns about ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: It's unrelated to hygiene. A daily wash with a salicylic acid preparation may help. Othewise, if your acne has not responded to topical benzoyl peroxi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
I wouldn't : I'm not specifically familiar with this soap, but bar soaps in general tend to be pretty harsh on the hair. In a pinch you could use it but i would ge ... Read More

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