A 22-year-old female asked:
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i have touched newspapers and washed hands with soap and dettolantisepticliquid b4 remove my lens.will there be gems/worm eggs from paper get into eye?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: In the U.S., where the tap water is clean, washing hands with tap water is fine... and regular soap is a bonus. In general, nothing else is needed (no Dettol nor other antiseptics). Also, "worm eggs" in newspapers is not a normal worry... unless the newspapers have been used to catch pet poop. If poop is involved, one can go ahead with using regular soap.
Answered on Jan 7, 2015

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