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What would happen if you mistaken a lysol disinfectant wipe from a baby wipe and do a diaper change?
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
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
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
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
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
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?
If I disinfect surface but touch surface wiv bare hand whilst using wipe & rub 30second will this lead to cross-contamination? Disinfectant lasts 24hr
Disinfect: Prob not. But need more details now what surface you are touching. ...Read more
Can I spray Lysol disinfectant on a fabric toy for my newborn if after it dries I wipe off the tether part with a wipe or soap and water?
I never would: I would invest in a fabric steamer or such a tool used in cleaning. Steaming such a tool would sterilize the surface, evaporate & cool with no damage to the fabric. It would leave behind no chemicals. ...Read more
My 10 year old daughter accidentally wiped her vagina with a lysol disinfectant and now she is bleeding. Is this a side effect or shall I say this could be her period.
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?
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
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
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
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
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
No: Just do not inhale the vapor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
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
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
Using them: Using them in a normal fashion are not dangerous ...Read more
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
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
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