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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That will not help: To resolve it.Your doctor can prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral which can actually help regarding transmission to others. Melissa ... Read More

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Dr. Matthias Peuster
8 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
No. : Alcohol swabs alone are not virucidal or virustatic. Use designated wipes or desinfectants labeled for that purpose.
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
OCD: you are going way overboard with the washing, this is getting in the obsessive compulsive range. Why do you feel the need to do all these things, do ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Am concerned about: anybody who asks about whether they can or cannot drink with some procedure or with drug X, because that is a red flag that drinking alcohol is too im ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Just soap and water: The best way to clean the area is a mild soap like Dove or Ivory and water. Alcohol may dry the skin.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
One home remedy: Egg whites are a home remedy for oily skin. Spread a whipped egg white over the skin and rinse off with warm water after it dries. This can help to ti ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: There is such a small amount of alcohol in a alcohol pad. There is not enough to hurt you
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Not likely: You really can get the definative answer by getting the appropriate blood test at one of the major hospitals. You live in Baltimore, so go to Johns H ... Read More
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