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how do you clean hands before putting in contacts?

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Dr. Todd Guyette
Specializes in Hand Surgery
Ol' soap and water: No special sterilization is required - regular soap and warm water.L.

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When will my hands start to be less swollen?

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6 weeks: Fluid retention is common in pregnancy. Rarely it might be a sign of preeclampsia so it is important to keep up with your prenatal visits. The fluid retention of pregnancy gets better by about 6 weeks after the delivery of the baby.
A 37-year-old member asked:

My hands are rainbows in cold weather what can I do?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Get warm!: This may be describing a situation known as raynaud's phenomenon in which the arteries leading to the fingers and toes tighten up reflexively in response to cold, which make them hurt and even colder. Because of the rapid blood flow change, they often become white and then painful and red as blood flow returns. Keeping warm, massaging all help. See your doctor if severe, there are some meds too.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What can you do about my hands that are severely cracked?

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Dr. Clayton Peimer
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Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Lubricate: - protect from excess cold - avoid constant moisture (wear work/household gloves) - avoid / minimize chemical contact pick your favorite moisturizer and use it regularly, at least twice a day. If, despite all this, your problem continues, you may need to see your doctor about skin allergies and eczema that could respond to specific skin or systemic medication.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Ensuring hands are clean when putting in contacts. What should you use?

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Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Soap: You should wash your hands with soap and water.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How do you make sure hands are clean when putting in contacts?

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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
Wash and rinse: Wash the hands thoroughly with soap and warm water. Rinse very well. Don't dry the hands with paper or cloth towels...To avoid getting particles on the lenses. Rinse the lenses with contact lens solution before inserting.

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