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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

Dr. Ricardo Maselli
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Botulinum Poisoning (Definition)

An illness due to toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. ...Read more


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Can you get botulism from a glass beer bottle if the cap was not sealed properly? I dropped the bottle. Can it grow in alcohol?

Can you get botulism from a glass beer bottle if the cap was not sealed properly? I dropped the bottle. Can it grow in alcohol?

Time ForDog Botulism: If they could, I suppose they'd be pretty happy bacteria!!
I don't think the alcohol concentration in beer would be adequate to kill Clostridia spores or live bacteria but on the other hand, that's not really the right environment for either to grow. So unless you dumped a bunch of dirt in the bottle and buried it for a week or two would much happen. Any doubts? Just give some to the dog. ...Read more

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Will botulism kill me?

Rare, but toxin can: Botulism is caused by a bacteria. For most adults, we can fight the bacteria before it causes a problem. But in babies (especially <1yo), the elderly, and people with weak immune systems, it can cause infection.
The botulinum toxin can definitely kill an adult. That is why it so important to cook canned foods thoroughly.
Be suspicious of unopened cans with bulges as they can be harboring toxin. ...Read more

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Can I kill botulism in the microwave?

Toxin yes, spore not: Although the botulinum toxin is destroyed by thorough cooking over the course of a few minutes, the spore itself is not killed by the temperatures reached with normal sea-level-pressure boiling, leaving it free to grow and again produce the toxin when conditions are right. ...Read more

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Can you kill botulism in a microwave?

Botulinum toxin: Is not denatured by heating cooking or microwaving. The baceria, corynbacteria botulinum may be killed, but not the toxin. Ergo, you get sick. ...Read more

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How long dose it take for botulism to kill you?

How long dose it take for botulism to kill you?

Prolonged time frame: Depending upon exposure, route of exposure, underlying health issues, course can be very prolonged and require extensive amounts of resources
typically death due to secondatry pneumonia or resp failure. ...Read more

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How much time would it take for botulism to kill you?

Depends: The severity and time to recover from this toxin- induced neurological disease varies on the amount of toxin ingested and the time of toxin. Serotype a is generally more severe than the other usual types, b and e. It can be days to months. Also the rapid use of antitoxin can assist in lowering the time to recovery. ...Read more

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Do disinfectants like lysol kill botulism?

No. The 5 kinds of: Botulism are: Foodborne, from foods that contain botulinum toxin; Wound infection; Infant & the rare Adult, from ingesting spores of Clostridium botulinum & Iatrogenic, from Botox overdose. Do not give honey, raw or undercooked foods to infants < 12 mos. The bacterium can live on cleaned carpets, floors & countertops; spores, in dust & soil. See: cdc. Gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/botulism/ ...Read more

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Is it possible that consuming alcoholic beverages along with possibly infected canned food kill the botulism toxin and reduce the risk of getting sick?

Is it possible that consuming alcoholic beverages along with possibly infected canned food kill the botulism toxin and reduce the risk of getting sick?

Not recommended: If any suspicion that food is contaminated do not eat it. Usually, that is appreciated visually, by smell and taste. Alcohol may neutralize bacteria, but not their toxins once they get in your system. There is a popular belief that alcohol would help in fighting infections and it may, however would not recommend it against deadly conditions, like botulism. ...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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How much alcohol does it take to kill someone?

How much alcohol does it take to kill someone?

Size/time/ tolerance: Several factors determine how intoxicated a person will become (and thus their risk of posioning) when consuming alcohol
1) size- the smaller the individual, the less alcohol required to become intoxicated
2) time- because the body metabolizes alcohol, drinking spread out over a number of hours lessons the effect
3) tolerance- because of tolerance- the more often you drink, the less the effect. ...Read more

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What drugs will kill you if you mix them with alcohol?

What drugs will kill you if you mix them with alcohol?

Why are you asking?: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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What number of people does alcohol kill per year, (1) worldwide, and (2) just in the usa?

What number of people does alcohol kill per year, (1) worldwide, and (2) just in the usa?

ETOH related deaths: "An estimated 88, 0009 people (approximately 62, 000 men and 26, 000 women9) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States". REF: https://www. Niaaa. Nih. Gov/alcohol-facts-and-statistics ...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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Is 2 oz of ethyl alcohol 70% by volume... Enough to kill a human?

Is 2 oz of ethyl alcohol 70% by volume... Enough to kill a human?

Suicide ideation: Nope. Not at all. If this is your way of asking for help...All of us here at health tap want you to know that life can get better! ...Read more

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I read on the NY Times website that alcohol does not kill neurons, but instead damages the dendrites. Will dendrites heal if damaged?

I read on the NY Times website that alcohol does not kill neurons, but instead damages the dendrites. Will dendrites heal if damaged?

Dendrites = neurons: Dendrites are part of the neuron. Alcohol damages neural transmission and neurons. The cumulative effects of alcohol are largely irreversible. Medical advice shoudl comes from a physician (a neurologist in this case) instead of a newspaper. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/alcoholismandalcoholabuse. Html ...Read more

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My friend's husband is an alcoholic. He's lost control of his bowels about 5x this year. Is he close to killing himself with the alcohol?

My friend's husband is an alcoholic. He's lost control of his bowels about 5x this year. Is he close to killing himself with the alcohol?

Recovery: Is difficult unless the person is willing. Try to convince him that he needs to see a specialist in addiction medicine who can offer treatment for his alcoholism. He may not take this well so be prepared and try to be understanding as this is a real disease that may have a disastrous outcome if untreated. Good Luck!!! ...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?

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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Is alcohol poisoning always fatal? How does it kill people?

Is alcohol poisoning always fatal? How does it kill people?

Not Always: It is not always fatal. The risk of death is due to respiratory problems, aspiration pneumonia leading to respiratory arrest in sleep, seizures and coma. ...Read more

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I am elderly, I want to quit alcohol. Will my withdrawals kill me?

I am elderly, I want to quit alcohol. Will my withdrawals kill me?

It could: Depending on many factors such as how much you have drank, your age and other medical problems trying to quit on your own could kill you. Seizures and dts are possible, untreated dts have a mortality of up to 30%. If you are wanting to stop seek medical care first, I would recommend finding a detox facility that has a medical staff. You doctor may be able to assist with this. ...Read more

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Can HIV survive on earrings after 3 days? Can alcohol wipe kill HIV if there were HIV on the earrings?

HIV Risks: Nope. Yes, HIV can be killed or immobilized by air, alcohol wipes and time. Hiv infection happens with acute exposure to infected semen or blood that is directly introduced to your insides or your blood stream. It is not very contagious on it's own out in the light of day. ...Read more