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Should I be concerned if I forgot to wash hands after gas station and ate?

Should I be concerned if I forgot to wash hands after gas station and ate?

Not real sanitary: But if you haven't had any ill effects than I wouldn't worry. ...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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Pregnant 22w. Touched concrete on porch outside for a few secs. Forgot to wash hands with soap & touched my gums which were swollen. Toxmoplamosis?

Pregnant 22w. Touched concrete on porch outside for a few secs. Forgot to wash hands with soap & touched my gums which were swollen. Toxmoplamosis?

Not the problem: No concern from touching concrete then touching gums. Problem is the pre-existing gum disease. Link between gum disease and premature births of low birth weight babies. Inform your obgyn and call a periodontist. ...Read more

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Made my 1 yr old daughter a bottle but forgot to wash hands, my wife and I had sex 4 hours prior. If we had hpv could it have been transmitted to her?

Made my 1 yr old daughter a bottle but forgot to wash hands, my wife and I had sex 4 hours prior. If we had hpv could it have been transmitted to her?

Stop worrying: The dangerous genital HPV viruses are transmitted by sex, not touch. And they're manageable. There are a bazillion subtypes of hon-genital, basically harmless HPV viruses and basically everybody has them. Ajay, congratulations on being a parent. I hope you and your wife love, nurture, hug, kiss, cuddle, do the skin-on-skin stuff, and be a happy family. ...Read more

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Nanny of my son has foot fungus. When she was wearing her shoes she forgot to wash hands and touched baby on a forehead to say goodbye. Any danger?

Nanny of my son has foot fungus. When she was wearing her shoes she forgot to wash hands and touched baby on a forehead to say goodbye. Any danger?

Usually not: It is very rare to spread toe fungus to another person. That being said, please make sure she practices proper hygiene in the future. ...Read more

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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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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?

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

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If I have sexually HPV and touched my gentails and forgot to wash my hands and made food for some one can they get hpv?

If I have sexually HPV and touched my gentails and forgot to wash my hands and made food for some one can they get hpv?

Very rare: The troublesome strains of HPV that cause cancer of the penis and cervix are unlikely to be transmitted except by sex -- they're adapted for this. Everybody has a few strains of non-genital HPV. I'm sorry that fearmongers try to keep us from touching each other because of this. It's a good idea to wash hands before doing food preparation -- actually basic courtesy more than staph control. ...Read more

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After oral sex I forgot to wash my hands and immediately went to the toilet. I, afraid that there may have been semen transferred to toilet paper?

After oral sex I forgot to wash my hands and immediately went to the toilet. I, afraid that there may have been semen transferred to toilet paper?

Unlikely: Since there is no penetration to vagina but somehow if semen placed at the opening of the vagina from the toilet paper and if you are in fertile period there is a very small chance a conception may occur. You can take a pregnancy test if you miss your period to find out. ...Read more

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My girl fiend touched to my sperm then she dried her hand after 10 minute she forgot to wash her hand and touched her vaginae is it possible to get?

My girl fiend touched to my sperm then she dried her hand after 10 minute she forgot to wash her hand and touched her vaginae is it possible to get?

Not likely: It takes a certain number of sperm deposited in the vagina for fertilization of the egg. The process you described is not likely to result in pregnancy. If she misses her period, you should do a home pregnancy test about a week after the missed period. If you do not desire pregnancy, always use contraception as even "pre cum" may cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm preg. Used the bathroom & touched the toilet seat. Someone came to the door & I forgot to wash my hands & ate a snack. Could the germs hurt baby?

I'm preg. Used the bathroom & touched the toilet seat. Someone came to the door & I forgot to wash my hands & ate a snack. Could the germs hurt baby?

Unlikely: Our bodies have natural mechanisms to fight off infection, starting with enzymes and bacteria fighting elements in the mouth. It is of course important to help with proper hand washing, so try and remember to do so. But the odds are in your favor that your baby should be fine. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I just left the lab, and forgot to wash my hands BEFORE I went to the washroom. Lab TA said I should. Will I get Cancer, or something else that's bad.

I just left the lab, and forgot to wash my hands BEFORE I went to the washroom. Lab TA said I should. Will I get Cancer, or something else that's bad.

About handwashing...: Each year, about 1 out of 200 Americans get diagnosed with cancer. It's more likely as one gets older. Fortunately, cancer doesn't "get you" just because you forget to wash your hands one time. Of course it also matters what kind of "lab" we are talking about and what substances are in that lab. There are some industrial, military, or research labs that have radioactive or carcinogenic substances. ...Read more

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I used hair removal cream earlier and forgot to wash my hands afterwards. I then had a biscuit. Will I die because I didn't wash my hands?

NPIS United Kingdom: In Scotland, England and Wales, people can call 111to reach the National Poison Information Service. You should call this number and have the bottle with you. Describe any symptoms to them and the amount you think you ingested. They will counsel you on whether you need to go to the ER.
http://www. Npis. Org ...Read more

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I used the bathroom and forgot to wash my hands. Could I transfer my genital herpes to my baby's hands if I touched them soon after? Why or why not

I used the bathroom and forgot to wash my hands. Could I transfer my genital herpes to my baby's hands if I touched them soon after? Why or why not

Litle or no risk: The chance of transmitting herpes from this sort of contact is zero or close to it. And herpes doesn't infect the hands. Of course you should use common sense hygiene around your baby, including washing or alcohol gel (e.g. Pure) after toilet. But the risk if you forget is extremely low. Nobody ever catches a genital herpes infection except by sex with an infected person. Don't worry about it. ...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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How do I wash my hands correctly?

How do I wash my hands correctly?

Sing: Sing "happy birthday to you". By the time you've finished the song, you've washed long enough. (sing it to yourself; you never know who is in earshot.). ...Read more

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How often should I wash my hands?

How often should I wash my hands?

It depends: Washing hands after contact with potentially contaminated object, things, people is worth doing.
Too much of it is not good since it could become an obsession, or may cause dryness and irritation of your skin.
Remember that having a strong immune system, and skin having good germs residing in it, normally you won't easily get sick.
Don't overthink about this and enjoy life!
get out and touch dirt! ...Read more

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How important is it to wash your hands?

Extremely: Hand washing reduces bacteria that can enter the body thru the eyes, nose, ears, mouth, skin, and other openings. Therefore, it will reduce the chance of infection. ...Read more

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Why is it important to wash your hands?

Wash hands: Unless you pee on them not so important. Just common sense. But maybe they don't teach that in Iowa. ...Read more

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