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Rubbing alcohol to clean tool to remove sliver be dangerous at 7 weeks pregnant? I soaked finger in it then used soap. There was blood present.

Rubbing alcohol to clean tool to remove sliver be dangerous at 7 weeks pregnant? I soaked finger in it then used soap. There was blood present.

Probably not dangerous: Rubbing alcohol, or isopropyl alcohol, can be metabolized by the body, but slowly. It also dries out the skin, which is why u probably bled with the sliver. Since u did not ingest the rubbing alcohol, chances r that ur fetus did not get significant exposure. No need to overreact, but do take care & avoid exposure as much as u can. When ur baby is older, lock the alcohol away. Thanks for ur questio ...Read more

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Is it enough to clean my grooming tools(nail clippers, scissors etc.)with a paper towel and spray them with some isopropyl or denatured alcohol?

Is it enough to clean my grooming tools(nail clippers, scissors etc.)with a paper towel and spray them with some isopropyl or denatured alcohol?

Do a bit better: Please wash your utensils with soap and water and then soak in alcohol. It is preferable to get the sanitazion formulas from a beauty equipment store and after thoroughly cleaning soaking in that liquid. Do not share utensils with others. Fungal infections come from this behavior. ...Read more

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Is alcohol good to clean face?

Is alcohol good to clean face?

No. : Alcohol will strip away all the natural oils that you do need and dry out your skin too much. Not only will you have dry and flaky skin, but usually it becomes oily as a result of trying to replace what is lost. Try a more gentle astringent or toner. ...Read more

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Is it OK to use rubbing alcohol to clean face?

Is it OK to use rubbing alcohol to clean face?

Not a great idea: This will dry your skin out too much. A mild soap and warm water is the best way to clean your face. ...Read more

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Can you use rubbing alcohol to clean a child's skin wound?

You can, but...: You can, but I wouldn't recommend it. Alcohol on an open wound will sting like crazy, and your child won't let you near him or her again! Plain old soap and water, used gently, will do an excellent job of cleansing the overwhelming majority of superficial skin wounds. ...Read more

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Received a puncture wound from nonrusty metal about 0.5mm thick, cleaned it with alcohol and taped a dressing on it is there anything else I should do?

Received a puncture wound from nonrusty metal about 0.5mm thick, cleaned it with alcohol and taped a dressing on it is there anything else I should do?

It depends.: As long as you are otherwise healthy and have an up to date tetanus vaccination it is reasonable to watch the area. Wash it daily with soap and water. If the area developes increasing redness, pain, or drainage see a healthcare professional right away. If this nail went thru the bottom of a shoe this increases risk of a certain type of infection that you would best be given antibiotic for now. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to clean alcohol out of your body?

What is the fastest way to clean alcohol out of your body?

There is none.: Alcohol is metabolized at a very steady and predictable rate. That is why police are able to test and make it stick in court and why doctors can tell about how long it will take for you to wake up. There is no magic cure for being drunk. ...Read more

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Which is better for cleaning out a cut peroxide or alcohol?

Both are limited: Hydrogen peroxide is actually quite good to use on a dirty or acutely infected wound. The downside is that it coagulates proteins, forming pieces of matter that will most likely sit in the wound and serve as food for organisms. Alcohol is not good on wounds period. It will cause destruction of all living cells in the wound including your own. ...Read more

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Would you suggest to use alcohol to clean a new cartilage piercing?

Dilute peroxide: Alcohol can be irritating to the site. Usually use of very dilute peroxide solution (half water/half peroxide) and a topical antibiotic ointment is preferred. Also, twisting the post 2-3 times per day with that combination makes for proper healing. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how I can clean a tick bite without rubbing alcohol?

Can you please explain how I can clean a tick bite without rubbing alcohol?

Soap and water: Wash the area of the tick bite with a lot of warm water and soap. A mild dishwashing soap, such as ivory, works well. ...Read more

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Should I clean cellulitis area with alcohol pads? What kind of soap do I use when washing it?

Should I clean cellulitis area with alcohol pads? What kind of soap do I use when washing it?

Just soap and water: The best way to clean the area is a mild soap like Dove or Ivory and water. Alcohol may dry the skin. ...Read more

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What is the medical word for the alcohol preparation used to clean skin before routine phlebotomy?

Isopropyl alcohol : Isopropyl alcohol (isopropanol). It is also known as rubbing alcohol. It is a wood alcohol so don't drink it will make you blind. [no joke this really can blind you}. ...Read more

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My son got bite by a spider today is the second day and it look like its getting bigger. What can I do? I clean it with alcohol.

My son got bite by a spider today is the second day and it look like its getting bigger. What can I do? I clean it with alcohol.

Not likely serious: 1. For a serious spider bite, the appearance will be profound and progressive: ER.
2. Any spider or insect bite will leave a puncture wound and an area of inflammation.
A) Inflamed area can spread, especially with scratching. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and hydrocortisone can help.
B) Puncture site can become infected and should be monitored and kept clean. See doc if there is drainage or spreading redness! ...Read more

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Had botox then allergic reactions x3 in a week. No topical used, only alcohol to clean skin. How long will the reactions keep happening? And to what?

Had botox then allergic reactions x3 in a week. No topical used, only alcohol to clean skin.  How long will the reactions keep happening? And to what?

Very unusual: "Allergic" reactions to Botox or Dysport (botulinum toxin a) are very rare. I would discuss the signs and symptoms with your treating physician to verify that it was an apparent true allergic reaction. Then consider reporting it to the manufacturer. Obviously if disturbing enough to outweigh the intended benefits, strongly consider a different treatment option in the future. ...Read more

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Will stopping cocaine and alcohol for 18 day give me a clean urine drug test.

Will stopping cocaine and alcohol for 18 day give me a clean urine drug test.

Likely: Alcohol most likely yes, Cocaine tends to hang around in the system for a week easily, but could be longer depending on other factors. ...Read more

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