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A 25-year-old female asked:

I've been using bleach everyday to clean my hands/fingers after shower/toilet, my clothes n everything for 2months since diagnosed with hpv n genital warts.is it true, hpv virus dna can be detected on finger/object?my skin burned so much from bleach.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
That's not good: Not good, for many reasons. First, everybody can ask for a vaccine, and many will qualify to get it, thus getting rid of HPV anxiety. Secondly, we now know that excessive cleanliness is detrimental to health. We humans need a good balance of microbes ON ourselves and IN our guts. Thirdly, a beautifully smooth, intact skin surface sheds germs, chemicals, etc... Don't mess up the skin surface.

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