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What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

To actually wash : Stuff off of hands- soap and water. The hand sanitizer just kills germs - it isn't designed for removing gunk off of hands. ...Read more

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Can dial antibacterial soap help acne?

Can dial antibacterial soap help acne?

Basically no: Acne is a non-hygiene-related disease, and the bacteria that cause it are deep and won't be touched by bathing soap. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't helped your acne after two weeks, get with your personal physician. It's a serious, chronic disease that's often a grave personal and professional liability. Do what you have to. ...Read more

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Can soap wash HPV off hands?

Can soap wash HPV off hands?

No: Hpv is a virus and it will present as a wart on you hand. A wart is remove by chemical treatment, freezing or laser. ...Read more

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Could dawn dish soap burn your hands?

Could dawn dish soap burn your hands?

Unlikely: but the hot water that it is in might. ...Read more

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Is hand soap effective at removing germs to wash dishes?

Is hand soap effective at removing germs to wash dishes?

Yes: Hand washing with use of a soap or detergent can be effective in removing germs. Also, alcohol based "hand sanitizers" can serve this purpose. ...Read more

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Would washing hands with soap and pretty hot water along with hydrogen peroxide kill any sperm on hand?

Would washing hands with soap and pretty hot water along with hydrogen peroxide kill any sperm on hand?

Spermicides: dear Lois326 your regimen would kill just about everything in sight! Just use soap and water for a minute or 2 and you would be ok here. I am assuming you are more concerned about STD and HIV and the answer is that a wash with soap and water for about 2-3 mins will protect you from everything of that nature. Also, u cannot get preg from dry sperm on your hand inserted into the vagina.thx ...Read more

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Does handwashing with soap and water work better than hand sanitizer?

Does handwashing with soap and water work better than hand sanitizer?

Depends: I think both are adequate as long as they are done correctly. I am not sure there has been a lot of studies in this area but I do know that soap and water is better for one particular bacteria called C. dificile- the main things are time and contact so that the whole hand gets covered and the rubbing helps get bacteria off the hands ...Read more

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Does showering with fragranced soap worsen bv?

Does showering with fragranced soap worsen bv?

No: But the chemicals in the soap can be irritating to tissue that is already inflamed from an infection. ...Read more

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Could I use mouthwash as hand soap?

Could I use mouthwash as hand soap?

You could: With its antiseptic properties, mouthwash is good for cleaning hands. This isn't necessarily less expensive but if you run out of hand soap mouthwash can be used. ...Read more

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Can hand sanitizer sterilize sperm on my hands immediately on contact?

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Can hand sanitizer sterilize sperm on my hands immediately on contact?

Here are some...: Are you the same man asking the same Q in different imaginative ways? What is the point of answer you would like to get? Known to all of common sense, life events have never been perfect although the likelihood for sperms to survive after contacting hand sanitizer should be next to zero. Nonetheless, still do HPT in a wk after missing period & repeat it in another wk if the first is (-) & still... ...Read more

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Could I use hand sanitizer instead of washing my hands?

Could I use hand sanitizer instead of washing my hands?

Kills most things: Hand sanitizers will kill most common germs. However it does not kill all things. If you have been in a hospital setting or have been around very sick people, i would advise warm soap and water, washing for 30 seconds before rinsing. ...Read more

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Dr.Bronner's bar soap okay to wash hair with?

Dr.Bronner's bar soap okay to wash hair with?

Sure: I see no problem with using this to wash your hair. If you do it for awhile and your hair does not seem to respond well you can try something else but this should be fine for most. ...Read more

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How effective are alcohol-based hand sanitizers or benzalkonium chloride sanitizing wipes at killing cold germs?

How effective are alcohol-based hand sanitizers or benzalkonium chloride sanitizing wipes at killing cold germs?

100%: Both are 100% effective if used properly: make sure all areas are wiped (e.g., back and front of hands, fingertips, under the nails, etc) and keep rubbing until the alcohol or moisture from the wipes has dried. No cold viruses can survive such treatment. Soap and water also works! ...Read more

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Is hand washing dish detergent dangerous for children?

Is hand washing dish detergent dangerous for children?

See below: Depends on how the exposure is. If ingested, exposed to the eyes or a mucosa surface, the detergents can be harmful. If you have any concerns about a present exposure, call your local poison control center for advise. ...Read more

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Does washing your hands with soap (versus just water) really kill bacteria?

Soap: Regular soaps attach to oils that germs cling to. Hydrophilic/ hydrophobic. This allows the oil and germ to be flushed away with water. If you use only water - you would have to rely on rubbing motion to remove the germs that are flushed with water. ...Read more

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Is it the soap or water that cleans your hands?

Is it the soap or water that cleans your hands?

Yes to both: Water helps to mechanically and chemically remove dirt and water soluble substances. Soap dissolves fatty substances, oils, grease, etc. Soap helps destroy viruses, bacteria by messing with their cell walls; water is better than nothing. Alcohol based hand cleaners, e.g. Purell don't get rid off dirt, but can destroy viruses and bacteria-not spores though-not good enough for c. Diff diarrheas. ...Read more

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If i washed blood off my hands with soap and i can't see it anymore is the blood gone from my hands?

Yes: In all practical purposes, you are safe from any contamination of blood. If you are not punctured, and simply blood stained your hand, washing your hand with soap and water eliminates your risk of getting infected by blood born disease. Provided that you hand has no open wound. ...Read more

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What diseases could someone who touched a puddle of urine from the ground of a public washroom but washed their hands right after with soap get?

What diseases could someone who touched a puddle of urine from the ground of a public washroom but washed their hands right after with soap get?

In real life...: In real life... none. That's why everyone should wash his hands after being in a public washroom. At home, it's also a good idea to wash hands after using the toilet. ...Read more

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Can soap wash HPV off hands?

No: Hpv is a virus and it will present as a wart on you hand. A wart is remove by chemical treatment, freezing or laser. ...Read more

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What soap is best for disinfecting your hands?

What soap is best for disinfecting your hands?

Antibacterial soap: The h1n1 flu outbreak of 2009 and 2010 led to further concern about transmitting germs. An increased focus on hand washing led to many people finding security in antibacterial soaps; however, research by the cdc found that the soap's antibiotic was no better at killing germs than regular hand soaps. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to every kind of hand soap, what is wrong with me?

I'm allergic to every kind of hand soap, what is wrong with me?

Possible contact der: If one get a rash to using topical agents, soap or moisturizers for example, this may be a an allergic or irritant contact dermatitis. Patch testing may be a tool that could be used to understand if this is the cause of one's symptoms. ...Read more

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I have an open cut on my hand and i washed my hand alot with soap in these 6days (more than 6times in a day) is this will cause serious diseases?

I have an open cut on my hand and i washed my hand alot with soap in these 6days (more than 6times in a day) is this will cause serious diseases?

Unlikely: Washing it 6 times a day is a lot. If your hand does not appear to be infected, no redness, pain, fever, pus or drainage it will likely be fine at this point 6 days later. ...Read more

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Boil water order in neighborhood. Accidentally turned water on hands for split second. Washed hands with bottle water and soap 2x. Will I get sick?

Boil water order in neighborhood. Accidentally turned water on hands for split second. Washed hands with bottle water and soap 2x. Will I get sick?

Not likely: Boil water order is done to kill bacteria in DRINKING water. As long as you did not drink the water you should be ok. Also you used the universal precaution by washing your hands with bottled water and soap which helps preventing spread of ALL germs (bacteria and viruses.) ...Read more

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Could I use mouthwash as hand soap?

You could: With its antiseptic properties, mouthwash is good for cleaning hands. This isn't necessarily less expensive but if you run out of hand soap mouthwash can be used. ...Read more

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Could dawn dish soap burn your hands?

Unlikely: but the hot water that it is in might. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to every kind of hand soap?

I have an allergy to every kind of hand soap?

Would be strange: It would be strange to get allergy to all hand soap. It usually starts when you have a skin lesion or skin rashes. Soap can irritate your already inflamed skin and make it worse and hard to heal. Skin lesions need to be seen and examined. See a local allergist or dermatologist for this problem. ...Read more

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Will soap and water wash sperm off your hands?

Will soap and water wash sperm off your hands?

Yes: A good washing with water will do just fine in rinsing away sperm. Soap is optional, and using soap once is ok too. ...Read more