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Use disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizers to minimize germs ...Read more


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I am about 5 weeks pregnant and just did quite a bit of cleaning (without gloves or a mask) with lysol disinfectant wipes. Should I be worried?

I am about 5 weeks pregnant and just did quite a bit of cleaning (without gloves or a mask) with lysol disinfectant wipes. Should I be worried?

No: Lysol disinfectant is a safe product, even if you did a lot of cleaning! . It may cause eye irritation if you get some in your eyes, and possible skin irritation if you have sensitive skin. There are no known cancer causing ingredients and no known dangers if inhaled to the degree you would be exposed while cleaning, so you and your baby will be fine. Wear gloves if you have skin irritation tho'! ...Read more

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Do disinfectant wipes kill flu and norovirus germs. If not is there something that does work on surfaces?

Do disinfectant wipes kill flu and norovirus germs. If not is there something that does work on surfaces?

Depends: Majority of disinfectant wipes if you look at the label should clarify percentage of germs kills. Most viruses do not linger around surfaces that long, though I am aware that norovirus can linger on fomites. But disinfectant wipes should eliminate surface contaminants as changes in ph or chemical agents affect the viability of viruses as well as other organisms. ...Read more

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If often wonder if I use lysol disinfectant wipes or some time of clorox cleaning spray, if I wash my hand after can I finger food? Safely

If often wonder if I use lysol disinfectant wipes or some time of clorox cleaning spray, if I wash my hand after can I finger food? Safely

Sounds safe...: It is generally safe to eat with one's hands after his hands are washed, regardless of what household cleaner he was using prior to washing his hands. If worried, just wear gloves next time when doing household cleaning. ...Read more

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How to disinfect toys of germs like streptococcus, staph, etc? Some disinfectant wipes smell strong. What else kills these germs that's not so harsh?

How to disinfect toys of germs like streptococcus, staph, etc? Some disinfectant wipes smell strong. What else kills these germs that's not so harsh?

What kind of toys?: If the toys are washable, putting them through the washer will cleanse those. If these are plastic or other hard surface, you may clean those with soap and water. Please note that you may be trying to sterilize the environment for your child and that is not necessarily a good thing. You may consult this site for related info:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2841828/ ...Read more

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Can blisters and inflammation on the scrotum caused by cleaning it with disinfectant wipes/alcohol cause fistula of any kind?

Can blisters and inflammation on the scrotum caused by cleaning it with disinfectant wipes/alcohol cause fistula of any kind?

Use only: Mild soap and water. Those other "cleaners" are too harsh and irritating and will damage your skin. If you would not use it on a baby don't use it on yourself... ...Read more

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I have herpes sore on my lip If I touched a surface after touching my sore, r disinfectant wipes (Clorox brand) enough to clean the surface/kill virus?

I have herpes sore on my lip If I touched a surface after touching my sore, r disinfectant wipes (Clorox brand) enough to clean the surface/kill virus?

Yes: Most disinfectant wipes will list on the side what types of organisms they can kill. As a general rule, most will kill viruses and bacteria effectively. ...Read more

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I shaved my public hair and accidentally get hurt. The cut is small and on my labia majora. I wipe it with antiseptic disinfectant. Risk of infections?

I shaved my public hair and accidentally get hurt. The cut is small and on my labia majora. I wipe it with antiseptic disinfectant. Risk of infections?

SHAVING PUBIC HAIR: IF IT IS ONLY A SMALL CUT, DAB A BIT OF NEOSPORIN OR POLYSPORIN (bacitracin and polymyxin) ON IT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS (NO FINANCIAL INTEREST), AND WASH THE AREA WITH AN ANTISEPTIC SOAP.
(THAT SHOULD BE PUBIC; NOT PUBLIC!) ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between antibacterial and disinfectant?

Antibacterials: Antibacterials generally are medicines that are designed to help the body fight infection.
Disinfectants are generally more for environmental clean-up and decontamination.
Similar principles, different sites of action. ...Read more

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Does using disinfectants around the house affect my child's immunity to sickness?

No but don't overdo: They should be safe but don't go crazy, kids need to be exposed to a certain amount of germs and dirt. ...Read more

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Is contact lens solution a type of disinfectant? Please advise!

Is contact lens solution a type of disinfectant? Please advise!

Some are: Disinfectants. The label will usually indicate this. Hydrogen peroxide and multipurpose (clean, disinfect and store) contact lens solutions are all disinfectants. Saline solution does not kill germs; so you should use a separate disinfectant with this. ...Read more

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Is it possible for regular disinfectant to contain flourine or flouride?

Yes, it is possible: Fluoride is the reduced form of fluorine. Both organic and inorganic compounds containing the element fluorine. Fluoride, like other halides, is a mono-valent ion negative 1 charge. Sodium Fluoride is used as a rodenticide and insecticide (mainly for roaches and ants), as a disinfectant for fermentation apparatus in breweries and distilleries. Hope it make sense? ...Read more

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What diseases are prevented by disinfectants?

Disinfectants: Well this is a complicated Q- since there are a number of different types of disinfectants (think bleach, ammonia compounds, alcohol based, iodine based etc) AND many, many types of microbes- from the viruses (different kinds of those) to bacteria (a whole universe of different organisms) and even infectious proteins (prions) which are tough to kill with disinfectants alone. ...Read more

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In an emergency, is mouthwash as effective as disinfectant for a scratch or graze?

Orally: If the problem is in the mouth, it would be better than nothing. Advise visit a dentist to visually inspect the damage ...Read more

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Which are the OTC effective disinfectants to use if there is trichophyton in the home?

Treatment: If you are having a problem with trichophyton, you should see your dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I got scratched by my cat pretty seriously. I disinfected it with some disinfectant, but do I need to worry about tetanus?

What to do if I got scratched by my cat pretty seriously. I disinfected it with some disinfectant, but do I need to worry about tetanus?

If notUptodate with: If there is a break in the skin and you are not uptodate with your immunization against Tetanus. If it has been more than 5 years since your DT or Tdap shot, and there is break in the skin then you need to get DT orvTdap shot. ...Read more

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Do disinfectants like lysol kill botulism?

Do disinfectants like lysol kill botulism?

No. The 5 kinds of: Botulism are: Foodborne, from foods that contain botulinum toxin; Wound infection; Infant & the rare Adult, from ingesting spores of Clostridium botulinum & Iatrogenic, from Botox overdose. Do not give honey, raw or undercooked foods to infants < 12 mos. The bacterium can live on cleaned carpets, floors & countertops; spores, in dust & soil. See: cdc. Gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/botulism/ ...Read more

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Can you tell me how disinfectants kill bacteria?

Disinfectants: Disinfectants, such as bleach, will react chemically with microbial cells to destroy them. There are chemical reactions that occur that interfere with the germs' proteins, outer layers (membranes) or other parts of the microbe. This kind of brutal damage will kill the germs effectively. The good news, is that the range of different germs killed by bleach and other disinfectants is very wide. ...Read more

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Got bit by our house dog. Sprayed disinfectant on it. Could be infected? Bit of a bump

Got bit by our house dog. Sprayed disinfectant on it. Could be infected? Bit of a bump

Dogbites: By a known disease-free Dog are usually well cared for with soap, water and topical antibiotic creams as necessary. An exam by your Family Doctor will be necessary if your symptoms linger, change or worsen ...Read more

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Need help with disinfectants and antiseptics with e coli and b megaterium. What do you suggest?

Need help with disinfectants and antiseptics with e coli and b megaterium. What do you suggest?

Disinfectants, antiseptics: All disinfectants (used on inanimate object) and most antiseptics (used on humans) when used in their appropriate way, will kill bacteria including the ones you mention. It's hard to suggest a product because it is unknown what is being cleaned- it's certainly inappropriate to use bleach directly on a person, or to smother a countertop with a hand-washing gel or tincture of iodine! ...Read more

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If a shard of glass is stuck in a wound, should you apply disinfectant before performing first aid?

Glass in wound: You scare me.
Just flush the wound with copious amounts of clean water. Disinfectants on wounds (hydrogen peroxide, for example) kill the good cells along with any helpful things that they may do.
Now for the glass: are you really able to going to tackle this yourself? How about seeing someone in the local wound center or your clinician? ...Read more

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I sprayed my bathroom with Milton disinfectant then sprayed Dettol disinfectant over it, is this dangerous?

I sprayed my bathroom with Milton disinfectant then sprayed Dettol disinfectant over it, is this dangerous?

Look up chemistry: Milton disinfectant: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Milton_sterilizing_fluid contains sodium hypochlorite, a potent/toxic oxidizing agent. Dettol: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Dettol contains chloroxylenol, another chlorine molecule based toxic agent + other agents added to cover up perception of toxic smell. Highest toxicity is to lungs. Best avoid breathing fumes & wear respirator mask if use. ...Read more

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What syptoms could you get if you accidentally inhale un diluted disinfectant. It happened to me at work the big container gushed out and spilt heaps?

Check MSDS: Every commercial chemical product has a safety data sheet called the msds. Your work should keep a copy on file or you can find it on the internet. It will tell you what the health risks are and how to protect yourself from and treat exposures. ...Read more