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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
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
Is it safe to use dettol antibacterial surface wipes inpregnancy?I'm 7wks preg & need to use with my toddler.Have a strong smell bt temporaryWorried?
Wipes: Trust your instinct and avoid contact with strong chemicals and use soap and water for cleaning ...Read more
What can I buy from the pharmacy to help with Hidradenitis Suppurativa at home? I already use Dettol and Dial antibacterial soap but still get bumps.
Don't to it!: Antiseptics and soaps should never be used in the vagina. Never douche with anything: douching always is unhealthy, unnecessary for hygiene (the vagina is self-cleaning), and will not cure any infection or irritation. In fact, it often causes infections or makes them worse. See a doctor to learn the cause of irritation (maybe a yeast infection?). But do not douche with Dettol or anything else. ...Read more
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
Is it a good idea to use dettol for ichiness at the groin and inner thigh area, seems to be a fungal infection?
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