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Doctor insights on: Dettol Washing Body Safe For Pregnancy

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How accurate is the dettol pregnancy test?

How accurate is the dettol pregnancy test?

Is it an FDA: Approved test? All fda approved tests are about equally accurate. You should wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do the test, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

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Hi how accurate is the dettol pregnancy test?

Hi how accurate is the dettol pregnancy test?

Hard to say: This has not been adequately studied to assess false positives and negatives.
For any question about the surety of pregnancy, get the serum b-hcg (blood test) -- it's positive within 48 - 72 hrs of fertilization. ...Read more

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Dettol pregnancy test, how does it work?

Dettol pregnancy test, how does it work?

This can be googled: I didn't give you any of the links I found because frankly, none of them were from professional organizations. You can buy a pregnancy test for less than $1 & it should be accurate. ...Read more

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Can dettol be used as a home remedy for pregnancy test?

Pregnancy test: Not sure what you mean by remedy for a pregnancy test, but dettol is toxic to humans and can cause death from ingestion or inhalation. If you are pregnant and don't want to be please go to a provider who can take care of it safely. ...Read more

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My GF gave me a hand job and washed her hands with dettol soap, later she inserted her finger in to vagina once to check her ECP spotting. Pregnancy?

My GF gave me a hand job and washed her hands with dettol soap, later she inserted her finger in to vagina once to check her ECP spotting. Pregnancy?

A "handy" gift.: Your girlfriend is a very wise woman to have washed her hands thoroughly prior to vaginal finger insertion. Pregnancy is most unlikely under these circumstances, but it is a handy "gift that keeps on giving".. ...Read more

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Is dettol soap dangerous for washing varginal area?

Is dettol soap dangerous for washing varginal area?

Concerns: Dettol liquid antiseptic/ disinfectant could cause changes in vaginal flora and ph. Usually soap ; disinfectants are not needed inside the vagina. ...Read more

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Mosquito bite ended up painful, read and puss formed. What can I do other than washing it up in diluted dettol?

Mosquito bite ended up painful, read and puss formed. What can I do other than washing it up in diluted dettol?

Maybe infected: Mosquito bites can be red and painful, but pus is not part of the reaction to mosquito bites. It may be that a bacterial infection developed from scratching. Please see your doctor. You may need some antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is washing the genitalia with dettol a good idea? I am a 22 yr old female and have been doing this as it itches uncontrollably.

Is washing the genitalia with dettol a good idea? I am a 22 yr old female and have been doing this as it itches uncontrollably.

No! ↑es vaginitis: A crucial part of immune system strategy for preventing skin/mucous membrane problems is favoring growth of bacteria which out-compete other potentially harmful organisms. There is little evidence that antibacterial agents promoted to the public have any benefit over soap & water; indeed often ↑ problems. This is especially true for vaginal/labial tissues in which lactobacilli prevent pathogens. ...Read more

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Post popping pimple I applied undiluted dettol for 20 mints. Boroline antiseptic cream for another 10 mints without washing dettol. I have dark patch.

Post popping pimple I applied undiluted dettol for 20 mints. Boroline antiseptic cream for another 10 mints without washing dettol. I have dark patch.

Best to see a doctor: It is difficult to say if the dark patch will be permanent or not. It is best to see a doctor and have them evaluate your skin. It is best not to use chemicals that are not meant for the skin on your skin, especially face area. Good luck. ...Read more

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Suffering from vaginal yeast infection. Does washing the genital area with dettol antiseptic help reduce the itching?

Suffering from vaginal yeast infection. Does washing the genital area with dettol antiseptic help reduce the itching?

No.: Please do not wash your genitals with dettol. This is a household cleaning products and isn't made for use on the human body. For relief of the itching from yeast, you can use on over the counter yeast medication. In a pinch cold plain yogurt or cold packs can be used for instant comfort until medications have time to work. ...Read more

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How can I cure my bacne problem? The condition did not improve despite using Dettol and QV body wash. It got worsen when applying lotion to it. HELP!

How can I cure my bacne problem? The condition did not improve despite using Dettol and QV body wash. It got worsen when applying lotion to it. HELP!

Body acne: Can be difficult to treat if it is widespread or difficult to reach for application of topical acne products (available over the counter). Avoiding harsh or fragrances soaps will help reduce inflammation, but severe cases are sometimes treated with oral medications (Rx). ...Read more

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My 1.5yr old son poured dettol liquid over his body we washed only after 4-5 hrs. Later we found swollen, brown, burnt skin around urine organ.

My 1.5yr old son poured dettol liquid over his body we washed only after 4-5 hrs. Later we found swollen, brown, burnt skin around urine organ.

Chemical burn: Dettol is just a brand name - not sure which liquid it was, a topical body wash or a stronger disinfectant for the household. Regardless, it sounds like he has a chemical burn of the skin in the area you describe. Flush area hourly with clear, cool water. Make sure he is able to urinate ok. If skin starts to break down, peel, smell or drainage, then needs to see doctor immediately for burn care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to clean my anus with dettol handsoap? It's an antibacterial soap. After pooping I clean it with water and dettol. Is this safe?

Is it safe to clean my anus with dettol handsoap? It's an antibacterial soap. After pooping I clean it with water and dettol. Is this safe?

NO: Throw away this useless and sometimes toxic product. Clean yourself with Aveeno, (oatmeal) Eucerin, or other moisturizer lotion. ...Read more

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Bought used boxers from market. Scared of getting HIV, HPV&other STDs &diseases from dem. If I wash dem wid detergent&dettol, will it be safe to wear dem?

Bought used boxers from market. Scared of getting HIV, HPV&other STDs &diseases from dem. If I wash dem wid detergent&dettol, will it be safe to wear dem?

No risk: No chance. No STDs are ever transmitted by clothing, towels, toilet seats, etc. This sort of folklore disappeared almost a century ago. The only way you would ever be at risk is to have unprotected sex with infected partners. ...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 on my private part?

Can I use dettol on my private part?

Dettol: Yes you can use Dettol for bathing. Mix one teaspoon of Dettol to a bucket of water. ...Read more

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Does dettol give white in the vagina?

Does dettol give white in the vagina?

No: Dettol will not produce vaginal discharge. See a doctor and be examined for a professional diagnosis. ...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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Does dettol has any side effects to new born babbys?

Does dettol has any side effects to new born babbys?

It is not used in US: Dettol is not studied nor approved by FDA to use in USA, especially in newborns. ...Read more

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