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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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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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