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Doctor insights on: Denatured Alcohol Vs Isopropyl Alcohol

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Is it enough to clean my grooming tools (nail clippers, scissors etc.)with a paper towel and spray them with some isopropyl or denatured alcohol?

Is it enough to clean my grooming tools (nail clippers, scissors etc.)with a paper towel and spray them with some isopropyl or denatured alcohol?

Do a bit better: Please wash your utensils with soap and water and then soak in alcohol. It is preferable to get the sanitazion formulas from a beauty equipment store and after thoroughly cleaning soaking in that liquid. Do not share utensils with others. Fungal infections come from this behavior. ...Read more

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Is alcohol denatured a carcinogen? I use 12 anti bacterial wipes. Does this increase my cancer risk?

Is alcohol denatured a carcinogen? I use 12 anti bacterial wipes. Does this increase my cancer risk?

Not a carcinogen: But it is an irritant. Do not be afraid of germs most of them are quite friendly and we need them ...Read more

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Is using isopropyl alcohol on a big wound considered safe?

Is using isopropyl alcohol on a big wound considered safe?

Not the best: Initially clean with betadine, then daily dress with a less caustic medicine. Daily application of even hydrogen peroxide causes tissue destruction and retards natural healing. Best to see a doctor, at least once, and get a good treatment regemin so you will heal as fast and safely as possible. Your pharmacist can be of help as well. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why isopropyl alcohol is harmful to the skin?

Can you please explain why isopropyl alcohol is harmful to the skin?

The alcohol: Isopropyl alcohol contains just that, alcohol. Alcohol is extremely drying and kills germs on your hands by disolving their membranes. Your skin cells have membranes too. ...Read more

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Swan isopropyl alcohol 99 msds is made of?

Isopropyl Alcohol: Here is the msds for the product: http://www. Officedepot. Com/pdf/msds/877218.Pdf. It consists of pure isopropyl alcohol and deionized water. Are you experiencing a skin reaction to it? Ia is a powerful drying agent and can irritate the skin. Topical corticosteroid creme can help. If this doesn't clear up, consult your dermatologist. Of course, you should never ingest isopropyl alcohol! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are side effects of drinking isopropyl alcohol?

Could you tell me what are side effects of drinking isopropyl alcohol?

Horrible: The international programme on chemical safety, says ingesting isopropyl alcohol can be lethal (8 oz lethal -adult & 3 oz lethal- child). It can cause vomiting, seizures, loss of consciousness & respiratory problems. Isoproply alcohol would only be consumed by someone who was stupid or someone who was suicidal. If are considering suicide - please go to your nearest er for help. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with drinking isopropyl alcohol?

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What side effects are commonly associated with drinking isopropyl alcohol?

Toxic alcohol: Drinking rubbing alcohol cause vomitting, stomach cramps, severe drownsiness which can lead to coma and death! ...Read more

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Can I clean razor blades with isopropyl alcohol? I bought gillete Mac 3 disposable razors. Should I throw that razor away or use it till it's dull?

Can I clean razor blades with isopropyl alcohol? I bought gillete Mac 3 disposable razors. Should I throw that razor away or use it till it's dull?

OK to keep using it: Disposable razors are designed and intended to be used repeatedly until they become too dull, and probably almost all men do it that way, without cleaning or disinfecting them. If you have no obvious skin infection in the shaved area, and if the razors are not shared with other persons, there is no health risk. ...Read more

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Will you die if you inject isopropyl alcohol into your vein.?

Will you die if you inject isopropyl alcohol into your vein.?

Alcohol: Unlikely, but not the best idea. Injection could cause local problem. The amount would be important. Isopropyl alcohol causes metabolic acidosis in large amount. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use 3% hydrogen peroxide and 99% isopropyl alcohol on a wound?

Wound: You can use hydrogen peroxide to cleanse your wound or you can use rubbing alcohol but you may want to use one or the other, not both together ...Read more

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Could prolonged/frequent exposure to isopropyl alcohol on your skin be absorbed and affect your liver?

Could prolonged/frequent exposure to isopropyl alcohol on your skin be absorbed and affect your liver?

Isopropyl alcohol: Definitely some isopropyl alcohol absorbs through the skin when applied- usually for medical uses. Fortunately, however, you need very large doses for toxicity to develop. Your liver can certainly handle the trace amounts that may come through the skin from hand sanitizers and the like. Even over the long term, I wouldn't worry too much. Drinking alcohol (any) would have far more of an affect. ...Read more

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Which of these kills microbes faster, 3% hydrogen peroxide or 70% isopropyl alcohol? I am considering them as alternative cleaners around the house.

Killing bacteria: Hydrogen peroxide is useless for the purpose that you describe. It is good for removing blood. Alcohol will kill bacteria. However, a few drops of bleach in a cup of water would do better than the others. ...Read more

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Does isopropyl alcohol heal your ear?

Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Why does prolonged skin contact with isopropyl alcohol cause eczema and sensitivity?

Why does prolonged skin contact with isopropyl alcohol cause eczema and sensitivity?

The alcohol: Isopropyl alcohol contains just that, alcohol. Alcohol is extremely drying and kills germs on your hands by disolving their membranes. Your cells have membranes too. ...Read more

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Is it okay to rub isopropyl alcohol on head for razor bumps? Will it be able to dry out the razor bumps?

Not effective: Best to use non alcohol containing facial moisturizer. Also shaving with, not against the direction of hair growth can reduce irritation from shaving as well. Softening hair with warm, moist towel prior to shaving or shaving in shower also helpful. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if it's less dangerous to smell alcohol wipes then a cotton ball soaked in isopropyl alcohol?

No: Either one basically gives off similar fumes and produces the same effects - killing brain cells. You are basically engaged in a type of huffing. There is no good side to this except to feed a compulsion/addiction you have, so I would seek out psychological evaluation and treatment to help you overcome this habit. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a bac level of. 219 from rubbing isopropyl alcohol on skin. If so how much alcohol and for how long?

Is it possible to get a bac level of. 219 from rubbing isopropyl alcohol on skin. If so how much alcohol and for how long?

Blood alcohol: There us no way rubbing alcohol on your skin can lead to a blood alcohol level that is three tines the legal limit and nearly high enough to cause death. ...Read more

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Can eyeglass cleaner with isopropyl alcohol cause eczema on the eyelids?

Can eyeglass cleaner with isopropyl alcohol cause eczema on the eyelids?

Unlikely.: See a dermatologist. It is unusual to get eczema on your eyelids, so it should be thoroughly investigated. A rash from topical products would not be eczema. Instead it would be a contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Why do they say not to put isopropyl alcohol on large areas of the body? I got some on my chest and stomach, and now I'm really worried it absorbed.

Why do they say not to put isopropyl alcohol on large areas of the body? I got some on my chest and stomach, and now I'm really worried it absorbed.

Not to worry: Do not drink it - that is the risk. The absorption from topical application of these areas is little from your brief exposure. Drinking it is where the risk is. ...Read more

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I Inhaled some isopropyl alcohol while removing hair extensions and some got on my scalp. I feel strange now, is it dangerous?

I Inhaled some isopropyl alcohol while removing hair extensions and some got on my scalp. I feel strange now, is it dangerous?

Fresh air: Always try to work in a well ventilated area when working with volatile liquids. Go get some fresh air for about 20 - 30 minutes and you should be fine. ...Read more

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I dropped a temp. Dental crown down the sink and retrieved it. Will washing with soap)water and soaking it in 91% isopropyl alcohol disinfect it well?

I dropped a temp. Dental crown down the sink and retrieved it. Will washing with soap)water and soaking it in 91% isopropyl alcohol disinfect it well?

Disinfect: It will disinfect it but it won't sterilize it. I recommend you get a new one as soon as possible from your own dentist. At least call and ask what to do. Your dentist has better disinfection methods anyway. ...Read more

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Does inhaling isopropyl alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Does inhaling isopropyl alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Rubbing alcohol?: I'm not sure whether you mean an accidental sniff while using this rubbing alcohol, or purposefully breathing it in? If it's the latter, please stop now and get help! You're risking your respiratory system, your brain, your liver, and your life. Inhaled alcohol gets into your bloodstream and is delivered through your placenta. Yes, this could harm your baby including fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more