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Can i use dettol to clean and heal wounds on my penis?

Can i use dettol to clean and heal wounds on my penis?

Possibly: Am not aware of any study that has been done on this. The first question would obviously be "What wounds?" and what are they due to? Need more info before making further comments about this, but you might try calling the company that manufactures this and asking them about it. ...Read more

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Can I use dettol antiseptic for vaginal wash?

Can I use dettol antiseptic for vaginal wash?

Use of this type of: Product could alter vaginal ph or alter flora. ...Read more

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When suffering water infections should you you use dettol?

When suffering water infections should you you use dettol?

Infections: Have no idea what you mean by "water infections". There are numerous diseases that can be transmitted to humans thru contaminated water. The active ingredient in dettol that confers its antiseptic property is chloroxylenol which should not be taken by humans as it has potentially lethal toxicity. It can be used in contaminated water, but then you could not drink the water. ...Read more

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Is good to use dettol to wash my vagina? Can it fight against yeast infection?

Is good to use dettol to wash my vagina? Can it fight against yeast infection?

Bad idea: Dettol is a good antiseptic for toilets, sinks ; counters not for vaginas. Vagina is designed to keep itself clean ; normally contains lactobacilli (good bacteria) which tend to keep vagina infection free. Best to wash around vagina with unscented soap. Vaginal yeast, if present, can be treated with antifungals such as monistat, Gyne-Lotrimin or miconazole. Dettol will kill good bacteria. ...Read more

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I had scratches on my legs so I stupidly decided to use Dettol on them, now I have a really big dark spot!! How can I treat this burn? I'm so scared!!

I had scratches on my legs so I stupidly decided to use Dettol on them, now I have a really big dark spot!! How can I treat this burn? I'm so scared!!

May: See a doctor. It may require debridement if the dark area represent necrotic tissue or may use debridding topicals but if it is just hemolyzed blood the cleansing with soap and water and the applying topical antibiotics ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use dettol for ichiness at the groin and inner thigh area, seems to be a fungal infection?

Is it a good idea to use dettol for ichiness at the  groin and inner thigh area, seems to be a fungal infection?

Dettol: This will probably not help treat the fungal infection. You need to have the fungal type diagnosed and then treated with an appropriate medical which may involve topical as well as oral medication. ...Read more

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Is dettol harmful to use in testicles and penis? I had applied there because i got fungal infection?

Is dettol harmful to use in testicles and penis? I had applied there because i got fungal infection?

Yes, ....: Yes, you can try as you have used to other sites of body. If you doubt developing undue effects, stop its use. Of course, over-jealous usage + physical cleansing is not advisable for anywhere of body surface, just in moderation since natural skin usually has its own protecting effect for us. Best wish ... ...Read more

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I had a cyst that bust is it safe to use dettol in bath while im 34 weeks pregnant?

I had a cyst that bust is it safe to use dettol in bath while im 34 weeks pregnant?

Yes: Dettol must be used in a very dilute form otherwise your skin can get dry and also it may irritate your vagina. Make sure that the water temperature is not higher than your body temperature as otherwise you may get contractions. Drink lots of water prior to your bath. Some women get dizzy when they take baths during pregnancy. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Can i use dettol antiseptic CREAM on my vagina inner labia cut?? Pls help! I just dont want it to sting when i wash my bottom or pee

Can i use dettol antiseptic CREAM on my vagina inner labia cut?? Pls help! I just dont want it to sting when i wash my bottom or pee

Here are some ...: You may use it and see for next 3-5 days. Meanwhile, refrain from any further chemical and physical stimulation to whole genital area (of course, no sex & masturbation!) for 7-10 days and see. If not getting better as expected or worsening, see Doc right away to ensure no UTI and/or STD-related vaginitis. ...Read more