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Does Lysol Kill 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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