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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
I'm having viginal smelling and my current doctor prescribed me Antibiotic but its not working... Some people suggested that I should use dettol liquid is it okay?
BV? Trich? STD?: The main cause of strong vaginal odor, sometimes with discharge, isbacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of bacteria. Trichomonas causes the same odor, and other STDs also are more common with BV. The treatment is different for each and Dettol won't work for any. Douching (with Dettol or anything else) can make it worse. Your topic tags show STDs are on your mind, so get tested. Good luck. ...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
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
Can I use dettol antiseptic CREAM on my vagina inner labia cut?? Pls help! I just don't 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
Depends: You can use the personal hygiene products, but don't use their floor cleaner. ...Read more
Face burn due to low diluted use of dettol. .... To clean shave wound. ....Reddish and burning sensation with black spots. ...
Face burn: You definitely need to see a dermatologist asap. ...Read more
Only use medications recommended by a Medical Professional preferably your Primary Care Provider!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more
Rashes and spots in inner thigh region and itches a lot when sweating. Use of dettol reduces for some days but reappears shortly. It has been 2 month.
Possible Fungus: Fungus grows more with heat and sweat. This should be scraped and tested by a Dermatologist, to see if it is a fungal infection, psoriasis, or Seborrheic Dermatitis, all which can look similar, in the groin. You may wish to try first over the counter Clotrimazole Cream, twice a day, 2 weeks, to kill fungus. Using an anti-fungal powder through the summer may prevent recurrences. ...Read more
I'm having internal anal wart outbreak. I can see blood on toilet paper when I wipe. Can I use diluted Dettols to douche to disinfect? Is it harmful?
Anal warts: There are many possible causes of the symptoms you note, which include warts, but also other things. Topical treatment is generally not recommended in this setting due to the risk of more serious diseases like cancer or a cancer pre-cursor. I suggest you see your physician to exclude more serious issues. ...Read more
No dettol is toxic: And I would not use it. The same applies to septor. ...Read more
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How to disinfect touchscreen cellphones and remotes to eliminate bacterias like staph etc? What to use and how to use? Can I wipe them with dettol?
What if you put antiseptic like dettol in your bathing water and use the water to wash you vagina, will it be infectous?
I would be concerned: That dettol liquid antiseptic /disinfectant could cause irritation and change vaginal ph. ...Read more
I'm 20 weeks and 3 days pregnant and just want to know if I can have a dettol bath? Or what can I use to kill bacteria and germs of my skin?
Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more
Hello Doctor, is it safe to use Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream on Penis? I had a dettol burn on penis (the tip)
Yes: But I would be evaluated for a burn, especially in this area. ...Read more
Can I use hydrocortisone acetate 1.0% cream or dettol antiseptic cream on the side of my vulva (labia?) for itch and slight redness/swell/pain? Virgin
Yes: But in small amounts, if no improvement, you need to see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more