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Is spraying your shoes with lysol effective in getting rid if scabies?

Is spraying your shoes with lysol effective in getting rid if scabies?

No : If you have scabies you need to be treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% permethrin. Spraying lysol on your shoes will only kill some of the microorganisms on your shoes but will have no effect on you. ...Read more

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Scabies (Definition)

Scabies is a skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more

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Does anyone think that lysol can help kill germs?

Does anyone think that lysol can help kill germs?

Yes: Lysol is a very good disinfectant on hard surfaces where it is not absorbed. ...Read more

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Treating Scabies (Checklist)

Seek healthcare professional for evaluation and treatment
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Wash clothes, sheets, towels, etc in warmest water fabric can tolerate
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Avoid exposure to others as best as possible
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Consider treatment sprays for couches, curtains, and other fabrics
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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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How dangerous is saturating your skin with lysol spray to kill germs, blatantly ignoring the warning?

How dangerous is saturating your skin with lysol spray to kill germs, blatantly ignoring the warning?

Why do it?: Don't know exactly how dangerous it is but if there is significant absorption through the skin it could certainly cause problems. And i woudn't recommend ignoring any warning label. The bigger question is why do it? Saturating your skin with lysol is not necessary to kill germs. Just use a basic hand sanitizer or plain soap and water and it is just as (if not more) effective. ...Read more

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Treating Scabies (Checklist)

Wash clothes, underwear, towels exposed within 48 hrs of treatment
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Apply Permethrin (Elimite) 5% cream head to toe; wash off 8 hrs later
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Notify other close contacts/sexual partners
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Does clorox wipes or lysol spray help or kill HIV or hep c, b?

Does clorox wipes or lysol spray help or kill HIV or hep c, b?

Maybe but no studies: Probably, but the information from osha about managing blood born pathogens does not include these products for cleaning. Professional lysol is appropriate for hep a, but not listed for b/c or hiv. The appropriate approach is to use bleach, but not as wipes, instead as a bleach solution. And use gloves and other personal protection devices. Here is the link from osha: http://1.Usa.Gov/mgjiw5. ...Read more

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Can rubbing alcohol kill norovirus on surfaces? I'm hearing regular cleaners like lysol aren't effective against this strain.

Can rubbing alcohol kill norovirus on surfaces?  I'm hearing regular cleaners like lysol aren't effective against this strain.

Yes, but: Frequent hand washing with soap and water will help prevent spread of virus. Alcohol based formulas can be effective, but a 10% bleach in water solution is probably the most effective and commonly on hand remedy/prevention. ...Read more

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Treating Scabies (Checklist)

Use over-the-counter Permethrin 5% cream; read & follow directions
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Treat household members except: under age 2 mos/pregnant/breast feeder
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Launder bedding/clothing if worn within 3 days before treatment
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Launder items in hot water and hot dryer cycles
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Is there one ingredient in lysol or hand sanitizers that kill flu strain no matter what?

Is there one ingredient in lysol or hand sanitizers that kill flu strain no matter what?

Can't say with: complete certainty. Bleach is VERY effective.Hand sanitizer is not effective against Norovirus because it does not have the outer envelop that the alcohol in hand sanitizer would destroy in a flu virus. ...Read more

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