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A 26-year-old female asked:

Is regular soap and water good enough to wash high risk cervical hpv off of the hands to prevent transmission?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Sounds fine: Water has been used for thousands and thousands of years, and is fine. However, one should not overwash, as that will cause skin problems. Adding a gentle soap will help with washing away things like bacteria, viruses, or fungi.
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Last updated Oct 19, 2017

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