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Forgot to wash my hands after changing babyy. What could I spread?

Forgot to wash my hands after changing babyy. What could I spread?

Good hygiene: Good handwashing practices are essential to preventing spread of germs and disease. Diarrheal enteral or GI infections would be most common. ...Read more

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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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I changed a menstral cup at a water park and forgot to wash my hands before removal. Could i pick up an sti? I am breastfeeding and don't want pass it

I changed a menstral cup at a water park and forgot to wash my hands before removal. Could i pick up an sti? I am breastfeeding and don't want pass it

No: Sti transmission would require direct contact from one person to another person. You cannot get a sexually transmitted infection from pool water. You could get a common skin infection from not washing your hands and inserting them into your vagina, so good hygiene is important for that reason. ...Read more

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I have genitalherpes for about a week now i touched the infected area forgot to wash my hands made a sandwich and ate it should I be extremely worried?

I have genitalherpes for about a week now i touched the infected area forgot to wash my hands made a sandwich and ate it should I be extremely worried?

Herpes: No. I suppose you worry that you can transmit herpes, but it does not happen this way. And remember you can be shedding virus whether you have an outbreak or not. You cannot get the same herpes a second time. ...Read more

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I had my hands in the trash only for a bit on the top portion of it not all the way in What can possibly happen if i were to eat french fries but I forgot to wash my hands from touching the inside of the garbage and there were cups straws etc?

Probably nothing: There is always a risk of eating a contaminated particle of debris or bacteria from the can. The common culprits are viral causing nausea vomiting and are self limited. Think of a cruise ship virus you get sick from the buffet handles and door knobs etc then you put them in your mouth rub an eye etc. I doubt anything will happen to you. That's part of stomach acid, to kill particles ...Read more

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My dogs collar was laying in the dirt. I picked it up and put it on her but then forgot to wash my hands and ate. Will I get worms from raccoons?

Dirt Germs: While good hygiene has its value in protection against illness to including parasites what you describe is unlikely to be a risk to you. Washing your hands with every possible exposure could lead into an unhealthy phobia or preoccupation with germs. Practice sensible hygiene within norms. Washing too often or too little should be avoided in favor of normal usual hygiene. I think your safe. ...Read more

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I applied tick and flea liquid ointment on my dog and forgot to wash my hands directly afterwards. Is that harmful to me? I washed them later on.

Probably NO: Tick and flea medications are very strong and have chemicals that can cause skin reactions and you do not want these chemicals getting absorbed through your skin into your blood stream. The medication was probably on your palms, some of the thickest skin on your body usually does not get into the blood stream. If you have not developed a rash then you were not allergic . Wash hands. ...Read more

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I recently threw some trash away in my neighbor's outside trash can. It was very full already. I forgot to wash my hands afterwards will i get hiv.

I recently threw some trash away in my neighbor's outside trash can. It was very full already. I forgot to wash my hands afterwards will i get hiv.

No: You can't get HIV from a dirty trash can. This is basic, general knowledge today. Dolphin, life is difficult enough already without being tormented with these obsessive thoughts. Please talk with your physician about possible medication or talk treatment to set you free from this. It will be the start of a happier life both for yourself and those who love you. ...Read more