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Disinfectants (Overview)

Use disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizers to minimize germs on hands and surfaces


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

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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Disinfectants (Overview)

Use disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizers to minimize germs on hands and surfaces


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

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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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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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