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Rubbing alcohol to clean tool to remove sliver from finger be dangerous at 7 weeks pregnant? I soaked finger after then used soap. Thanks
No danger: There in risk to you or your baby from the actions you took. ...Read more
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
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
It doesn't: Work that way!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Even after the tragus piercing is healed I still can't clean it with alcohol. How long do I have to wait?
Alcohol can dry: Out the surrounding skin excessively.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Soap and water: Wash the injection area with mild soap and water, then wipe dry before injecting. ...Read more
I drank 3/4 a bottle of vodka on Saturday and took a drug and alcohol test Tuesday at 6pm. Will it come back clean?
I'm 36y/o male. Moderate cirrhosis from alcohol. Three years clean. Would intermittent fasting be ok? Trying to lose weight. 8 hrs on 16hrs fast
Would sticking your fingers into a bottle of rubbing alcohol after ejaculation as a means to cleaning them, would it contaminate the entire bottle?
Unlikely, but could: Rubbing alcohol kills over 99% of bacteria and other organisms. So, though it may not contaminate the bottle, I would presume it did. When using any bottled medicine, pour it into a cup, or on a cotton ball, and then clean the area. By the way, if there is even the tinest break in the skin, alcohol will cause severe burning sensation. ...Read more
Had this piercing for months and still using the starter earrings. But start hurting been taking it out to clean it with alcohol swabs I tot infection?
Piercing Problems: Signs of infection may include redness, swelling, tenderness, pus or warmth. What are your earrings made of? It is not uncommon for people to react to nickel/ stainless steel. Gold or titanium are often good choices to prevent reacting to the metal. Have this medically evaluated if you believe it is an infection. ...Read more
I got scratched by a stray kitten, it's really small and superficial with a little of blood drawn out. I cleaned it with soap, alcohol and even an antibacterial solution. Should I be worried?
Cat scratch disease:
You are at risk for cat scratch disease. Visit this site for information on this topic: https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/diseases/cat-scratch.html
If it was a scratch with the paw and not a bite, rabies may not be a concern.
If you develop any symptoms given in the website listed above, contact your doctor. ...Read more
Ear wax: Its safe as long as you don't have an ear infection. I was once tought a similar formula by an ENT friend of mine. He said mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar, and rubbing alcohol together right before using. Place 3-5 drops in each ear a couple of times per week and you won't have ear wax problems. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: Not recommended but safe.Get a more detailed answer ›