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A 39-year-old member asked:

is it safe to rub alcohol swabs in your skin?

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
In small areas: Alcohol swabs are meant to be used on the skin to sterilize small areas at one time. Be careful if you have sensitive skin.

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I heard alcohols are bad. Is Cetearyl alcohol bad for the skin?

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Last updated Mar 23, 2013

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