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HIGHLY unlikely.: It is highly unlikely that someone would acquire an HIV infection from urine via intact skin. If the urine contained visible blood and the skin had an open wound, then there might be a small but real chance of infection. If the urine was not bloody and the skin did not have an open wound, then the chances of infection are immeasurably small. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does microbes such as HIV seep through microscopic breaks in the palm and reach the bloodstream causing infection from the hands?
No, not really: I think that you are thinking about this too much. Breaks in the skin are generally not enough to allow something in without letting something out. If you are not bleeding, you are probably not letting anything in.There are far more contagious things out there ten HIV so do not loose sleep from unfounded fear.Your body has a great defense around this type of infection. Trust it. ...Read more
No: Lactobacillus species are in cultured unpasteurized yogurt. In your gut you have hundreds or thousands of different organisms all in competition with each other, including candida. When the relative numbers of these are disturbed the candida can be there in greater number & more likely to produce infection elsewhere. The lactobacilli may, by competition, decrease the number of candida. ...Read more
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Will germs transferred from a person's dirty hands be killed when food is placed in oven? Does the heat kill the bacteria on the food? Yes? No?
Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?
Candidal overgrowth: This urban myth has not been scientifically proven, but it has not been disproved. The "balance" between bacterial flora and yeast cells in the intestinal tract (colon) is generally regulated by what you eat. If you choose to add unpasteurized yogurt to your diet it may well change the character of your stools, since it contains lactobacilli. Same available as a probiotic for oral use. ...Read more
Anaerobic bacteria: anaerobic bacteria - or bacteria that don't require oxygen to live and multiple are generally found in closed off spaces with low oxygen such as abcesses. The nose normal has airflow so anaerobic bacteria are rare. However, if swelling reduces or closes off passageways or sinuses - these types of bacteria start to flourish https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=sinus+passage+diagram&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-004 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flu prevention with hand sanitizers . . . Is there a problem with all the chemicals ending up in our lakes and streams?
Normal kid behavior: Kids often put their fingers into their mouths. That is normal behavior for children. The best that parents can do is to keep the children's environment fairly clean, and avoid places with obvious disease risks. A parent cannot constantly follow a child around and watch the child's hands, but giving the child gentle instructions every now and then is fine to do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Black bark fungal or bacterial infection are growing on the midjoint bones of my fingers both of my left hand & right hand?
Yes: Yes, it can. We sometimes, but rarely find it in the blood in blood cultures. That said, although it may go throughout the body, most do not affect the rest of the body. As one of my instructors used to say "bacteria usually go to one type of school", meaning that they tend to be specific to certain types of body tissues. Also, antibiotics go through the blood to the entire body so this covers. ...Read more
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