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Does rubbing alcohol kill botulism?

Does rubbing alcohol kill botulism?

Not really: Botulism is caused by a toxin produced by a particular germ clostridium botulinum, most commonly found in canned foods that have gone bad (often the can fills with gas and expands). Since the illness is produced by a toxin that has already been made, killing the germ, whether with alcohol, bleaches or whatever does not reduce the toxin already made. Avoiding food from damaged cans is key. ...Read more

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Does rubbing alcohol kill dry precum ?

Does rubbing alcohol kill dry precum ?

Pre-Cum: Pre-cum is semen. It houses fresh sperm. Are you asking if rubbing alcohol can or should kill sperm? If one has precum on their penis one can wash this with soap and water. I would not recommend putting rubbing alcohol on the penis skin. If you meant something else please ask again. ...Read more

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Does alcohol kill probiotics?

Does alcohol kill probiotics?

Yes: Alcohol is a an acidic agent that can alter probiotics in the GI tract. Avoid concomitant use by 3-4 hours. ...Read more

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Can alcohol kill scabies?

Can alcohol kill scabies?

Not treatment.: Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. ...Read more

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Does 70% alcohol kill sperm?

Does 70% alcohol kill sperm?

Please clarify: I do not understand the question. Are you asking if using alcohol post coitus will kill sperm and prevent pregnancy? If you are asking this the answer is not very effectively. Alcohol would not reach the internal cervix or uterus to kill any sperm swimming there. Topical alcohol is not a form of birth control. ...Read more

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Can alcohol kill intestinal worms?

Can alcohol kill intestinal worms?

No: They're stronger than that. And by the time the stuff to drank gets to where they live, the alcohol has been absorbed. ...Read more

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Can alcohol kill your sex drive?

That is possible.: It can. Either acute intoxication or chronic use can do a number on sex drive & erectile function. ...Read more

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Is it possible that alcohol kill papilloma virus?

Is it possible that alcohol kill papilloma virus?

No: If you have to ask, the virus is already present and integrated into your own genome. The good news is that you can manage hpv-related disease by keeping close tabs on your body with your physician's help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I cleaned my retainer with listerene before i put it in. I read MRSA can live on them. Would alcohol kill it? Should i be worried?

I cleaned my retainer with listerene before i put it in. I read MRSA can live on them. Would alcohol kill it? Should i be worried?

MRSA ; alcohol: As long as u r using alcohol-based listerine (check label: newer versions don't have alcohol), u should be safe. Be sure to clean off food particles before soaking the retainer ; soak at least an hour. You could also add some hydrogen peroxide for added sterilization. (ask doc if either ingredient might damage retainer).Rinse off with distilled/boiled water to remove any Fluoride residue. ...Read more

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Can alcohol kill someone with mvp trivial MR? why is it advised to lessen it? I drink occasionally, still can't have a good night out w friends?

Can alcohol kill someone with mvp trivial MR? why is it advised to lessen it? I drink occasionally, still can't have a good night out w friends?

Keep it moderate!: You chances of dying that night are similar to your friends who also should not overdo it if they care about living. But your special issues matter over time. Alcohol can overstimulate the heart and worsen the condition to the point that a mild case requires surgery. That seems foolish to me. Fun is possible w/ moderate drinking - learn how to do it. Best! ...Read more

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Does alcohol kill grey matter in the brain?

Does alcohol kill grey matter in the brain?

Yes: The brains of longstanding alcohol abuse patients may reveal diffuse atrophy (loss of brain tissue). ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol kill stds?

Does drinking alcohol kill stds?

No: There's no evidence that drinking alcohol will cure an std. Specific antibiotics are necessary to be treated appropriately for specific std's. It's also important the the partner be treated as well. ...Read more

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Can rubbing alcohol kill sperm easily? Especially when the alcohol is applied on the clothing where sperm is

Yes, but : Alcohol will kill sperm as it dries, but sperm on clothing isn't going to get you pregnant. It has to be inside your body. Why are you having unprotected sex? It's an excellent way to have an unwanted pregnancy or hiv/std infection -- or both. If you're old enough to have sex, you're old enough to act responsibly. ...Read more

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Does alcohol kill sperm? What if i had some sperm on my vagina opening and i wipe it with a wipe thar contains alcohol?

Does alcohol kill sperm? What if i had some sperm on my vagina opening and i wipe it with a wipe thar contains alcohol?

Probably: The alcohol probably kills the sperm that it comes in contact with. The problem is that there are millions of sperms in ejaculate and sperm are good swimmers. If there is semen at the vaginal opening, those sperm can still swim to the cervix (and farther). You are still at risk for pregnancy. Wiping with alcohol wipes will not really help. ...Read more

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Would hydrogen peroxide or 70% rubbing alcohol kill cancer cells on contact if those cells were on a regular surface like a table or even glass slide?

Would hydrogen peroxide or 70% rubbing alcohol kill cancer cells on contact if those cells were on a regular surface like a table or even glass slide?

Quit worrying about: This is nothing but paranoid thinking. You will be fine. You can not catch cancer even if you tried very hard to get it. ...Read more

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Can i prevent food poising if i drank alcohol with food?im traveling to india and getting anxious. doesnt alcohol kill germs and bacteria and parasite

Can i prevent food poising if i drank alcohol with food?im traveling to india and getting anxious. doesnt alcohol kill germs and bacteria and parasite

Alcohol/ food poison: Doubt it , would have to soak food before eating in 70% alcohol for 10 minutes ( > 140 proof),may be more then 10 minutes for dense foods as every niche has to be soaked. Bacteria will resist destruction by the stomach ( very acid pH of 2-4) and then grow in the intestines. Eat completely cooked foods/meats( nothing raw or pink), fish, boiled disinfected water.Bring peptobismol ,discuss with MD ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol kill bacteria in a wound?

Does hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol kill bacteria in a wound?

Not indicated use: Hand sanitizer is for intact skin. Putting it on a wound (not intact skin) would burn and sting. Better choice wound be to wash wound with mild soap and water, pat dry, hair dryer the wound and cover with dry gauze. Ok to check with your doc or wound clinic. ...Read more

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