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Is cleaning atopic dermatitis skin with hot wet towel okay/safe?

Is cleaning atopic dermatitis skin with hot wet towel okay/safe?

Maybe: Hot can mean different things to different people. Hot could also burn and aggravate any existing skin problem. I prefer the idea of warm, with the temperature comfortable to your skin when you test it. ...Read more

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Chafing (Definition)

Chafing is skin irritation because of something rubbing against the skin, such as from clothing or sports equipment. Helpful ideas include avoiding rough clothing, wearing 100\% cotton fabric, cutting off clothing tags, or changing to different types of sports clothes and sports activities to decrease the rubbing on ...Read more


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Could dawn dish soap burn your hands?

Could dawn dish soap burn your hands?

Unlikely: but the hot water that it is in might. ...Read more

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Dr.Bronner's bar soap okay to wash hair with?

Dr.Bronner's bar soap okay to wash hair with?

Sure: I see no problem with using this to wash your hair. If you do it for awhile and your hair does not seem to respond well you can try something else but this should be fine for most. ...Read more

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Contact dermatitis from clothes washed in machine contains nickel?

Contact dermatitis from clothes washed in machine contains nickel?

Contact dermatitis: I think your question is if clothes washed in a laundry machine could be contaminated with nickel? If this is your question then no, it is unlikely that machine would seep nickel into clothes. Try changing to fragrant-free, dye-free detergent to see if this helps. See an allergist to exam rash and provide further treatment and evaluation. Patch testing helpful to determine sensitivities. ...Read more

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Something about my laundry causes my skin to burn, particularly when I dry off with towels. I use ECOS laundry detergent, and avoid fabric softeners.

Switch : I'd suggest switching your laundry detergent ... Try Dreft (it's actually baby detergent so it's hypoallergenic). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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If clothing touched paper with fresh nonflowing blood, can clothes transmit disease? No blood stain on clothes. Cuts on hands, what if touched clothes

If clothing touched paper with fresh nonflowing blood, can clothes transmit disease? No blood stain on clothes. Cuts on hands, what if touched clothes

Blood borne pathogen: Most infectious agents carried by blood ( blood borne pathogens) enter the body through a break in the skin or mucous membranes. Clothing coming in contact with fresh blood should be a barrier to transmission of HIV and hepatitis C if skin is intact. Unfortunately, this is not true with Ebola virus. Cuts on the hands represent a break in the skin and are an avenue for HIV and hep C infection ...Read more

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washing not mine, dried blood off object why lowrisk for blood borne pathogens with paper towel dish soap and water ? Washed hands after with soap

washing not mine, dried blood off object why lowrisk for blood borne pathogens with paper towel dish soap and water ? Washed hands after with soap

Low risk: Low risk, unless you have an open wound and blood from someone with a known blood-borne pathogen. The risk is still less than being injected with that blood. ...Read more

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Can yeast infections from damp bathing suits?

Can yeast infections from damp bathing suits?

It can contribute: Yes, change out of your wet bathing suit when you get out of the water. ...Read more

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Accidentally touch toilet water wif bare hands.Wash wif soap,30min later wash 2 times wif water.2hrs later wash wif soap,took off lens.Eye Infections?

Accidentally touch toilet water wif bare hands.Wash wif soap,30min later wash 2 times wif water.2hrs later wash wif soap,took off lens.Eye Infections?

Ok: I don't quite understand what you are asking. You've done a fine job of protecting yourself from getting the infection. If you have an eye infection then you need to see a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Does washing dishes with cold water cause arthritis?

Does washing dishes with cold water cause arthritis?

No: If you have arthritis, the cold may make your joints feel stiffer and more painful, but cold water does not cause arthritis. ...Read more

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Does Normal Clothes Washing and Ironing kills Adenovirus(Conjunctivitis)?

Yes: Assuming detergent is added and the wash is dried in a drier. ...Read more

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Can yardley almond oatmeal soap be used for laundry soap?

Can yardley almond oatmeal soap be used for laundry soap?

Yardley products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can a cloth contaminate another cloth? For example put clean Shirts in my couch(i sit with dirty clothes), or sit with my dirty pants on a clean cloth

Can a cloth contaminate another cloth? For example put clean Shirts in my couch(i sit with dirty clothes), or sit with my dirty pants on a clean cloth

It's all dirty...: Dirt is everywhere. I bet these types of things routinely cause you great stress and anxiety. You should talk to your doctor about possible OCD. There are medicines and therapies that can help reduce stress in these situations. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/obssessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd.htm ...Read more

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Can i use disposible diaper or cloth diaper while normal diaper rash ???. M also using baby wipes

Can i use disposible diaper or cloth diaper while normal diaper rash ???. M also using baby wipes

Yes: You can still use diapers but it may also help if you open the diaper at times to "air the area out". Follow topical or oral treatments that the doctor may have recommended ...Read more

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Can soap wash HPV off hands?

Can soap wash HPV off hands?

No: Hpv is a virus and it will present as a wart on you hand. A wart is remove by chemical treatment, freezing or laser. ...Read more

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Can STD be transmitted through clean underwear mixed with STD contaminated underwear during laundry?

Can STD be transmitted through clean underwear mixed with STD contaminated underwear during laundry?

No - shouldn't: I can't imagine that happening. Even if the clothing came in contact, the process of washing the clothing in a washing machine should remove contaminants. ...Read more