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Dial Hand Soap
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
Is it okay to wash my scalp with Dove Unscented Body Wash or the dove bar soap? Shampoo's make me itchy.
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
My fingerprints have fainted after using too much soap. Can i regain them now, my hands have become slippery?
Fingerprints: Please rephrase your wuestion. At the moment it does not make sense. ...Read more
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
Sorry: But i don't understand your question. Soap and water do clean hands well. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No, not unless you're about to perform surgery. ...Read more
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?
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?
Is washing one's hands with cold water and soap (or even just rinsing them with cold water) a sufficient means of removing any semen residue on hands?
Its a good start.: Wash thoroughly with warm water and soap. Typically about 5 minutes should clean the hands. ...Read more
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