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Is liquid hand soap in public restrooms contaminated or clean if people dipped their hands into it? Its that pink liquid stuff. Is it antiviral?
Everything has germs: Everywhere around us, especially in bathrooms, there are germs (some are in soap). Looking at it that way, everything is contaminated... such is life on Earth. If it worries a person too much, then he should look at his world in a different light: we and germs all share this planet together, and it is only a problem when a few bad types of germs get inside our bodies and grow to large numbers. ...Read more
I eat soap and wanted to know what risks im taking I love the taste and I've been doing it 4 a long time now?
Depends on amount: Soap is not designed to be eaten but does dissolve in wet locations, so likely will cause bodily damage, depending on the amount eaten per day, the duration of the habit, and the type of chemicals in the soap. The eating of non-food items is not "normal", so should be evaluated by a primary care doctor. Referral to a psychologist or psychiatrist may help, if one is unable to stop eating objects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Facial soap: Ideally then, facial skin should not come in contact with soap or hot water so that the natural ph level of the skin, which is slightly acidic at 4 to 4.5, is not disturbed. Leaving the acidity of the skin intact protects it not only from dryness, but also from blemishes and irritations that might come from invading bacteria. The skin has its own protective shield, regular soap can cause damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soap not the answer: Acne is a major chronic disease that in spite of what anybody may have told you is not the result of your diet or your poor hygiene. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only thing you can buy yourself that can do much. Failing this, get with your physician. The oral contraceptive pill, a topical agent like clindamycin, or something stronger will be able to clear you -- depends on what's right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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