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Will antibacterial cleaner kill scabies?

Will antibacterial cleaner kill scabies?

No, Scabies are not: Bacteria. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. ...Read more

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Does clorox disinfecting whips kill hep c?

Does clorox disinfecting whips kill hep c?

No: Clorox wipes do not contain bleach. If there is a blood spill, the cdc recommends cleaning it with one part bleach to ten parts water. Wear gloves. Hcv is only transmitted if the hcv gets inside the body so never try to clean blood, etc if you have cuts or open sores that might come in contact with it. ...Read more

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Could antibacterial soap kill hepatitis c?

Could antibacterial soap kill hepatitis c?

NO: Hepatitis C is an RNA virus circulating in your bloodstream and causes inflammation of the liver. Although washing your hands is great for killing bacteria, it doesn't kill the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is contracted by way of the blood stream (i.e. IV drugs and sharing needles, blood transfusions before the early 1990's, tattoos and even sexually, etc). We can cure hepatitis C > 90% now. ...Read more

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Is toothpaste safe as feminine wash?

Is toothpaste safe as feminine wash?

toothpaste use: Toothpaste is designed for cleaning teeth only and should not be used in other orifices.. ...Read more

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Do household cleaners kill scabies?

Scabies: There is no need to apply insecticides to clothing, bedding or environmental surfaces. All bedding, towels, and clothes used by the scabies-infested individuals should be washed in hot water and a typical laundry detergent. Clothes and bedding that can not be washed should be dry cleaned or left open and unused for 3-4 days. ...Read more

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How does Ivory soap kill bacteria?

How does Ivory soap kill bacteria?

Ivory soap: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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I used peroxide 20 hair bleach as mouth rinse?

I used peroxide 20 hair bleach as mouth rinse?

Ooooooooops!: A very bad idea! I am not sure what all the ingredients are, nor the concentration of hydrogen peroxide but that was not smart. Some simple rules to follow: 1. Use products for what they were intended to be used for only! 2. Always follow directions on labels. 3. Always consult with professionals who will be glad to help you with advice on products or procedures. 4. Don't experiment on your body. ...Read more

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Latex allergy from douche bag for feminine hygiene?

Latex allergy from douche bag for feminine hygiene?

Douche: Yes. You may have a problem with that. Finding an alternate may be difficult. If your symtoms are very mild or more theoretical than real you may be able to by with using this method. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin lotion bleach clothing or towels?

Does clindamycin lotion bleach clothing or towels?

Clindamycin and blea: Not that I am aware of but you should look at package insert on the medication ...Read more

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How effective are alcohol-based hand sanitizers or benzalkonium chloride sanitizing wipes at killing cold germs?

How effective are alcohol-based hand sanitizers or benzalkonium chloride sanitizing wipes at killing cold germs?

100%: Both are 100% effective if used properly: make sure all areas are wiped (e.g., back and front of hands, fingertips, under the nails, etc) and keep rubbing until the alcohol or moisture from the wipes has dried. No cold viruses can survive such treatment. Soap and water also works! ...Read more

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Is hand soap effective at removing germs to wash dishes?

Is hand soap effective at removing germs to wash dishes?

Yes: Hand washing with use of a soap or detergent can be effective in removing germs. Also, alcohol based "hand sanitizers" can serve this purpose. ...Read more

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Hazards of using cleaning products with bleach and ammonia products?

Hazards of using cleaning products with bleach and ammonia products?

Offgassing: Mixing bleach and ammonia is extremely dangerous and not recommended as it produces toxic gasses. Don't do it. http://chemistry.about.com/od/toxicchemicals/a/mixing-bleach-and-ammonia.htm. ...Read more

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Are soap free cleansers effective against germs like bacteria, stap etc when used as a handwash or used when bathing?

Are soap free cleansers effective against germs like bacteria, stap etc when used as a handwash or used when bathing?

Soap: does not kill bacteria. It loosens up the surface of the skin so the bacteria will wash away. If you are talking about liquid hand cleaners, they are ok when traveling out and about but old fashioned soap is still the best. Just rinse thoroughly so dirt and germs float away and don't obsess about it. We are all covered in germs, most of which are fine. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Doesn't antibacterial soap just kill bad bacteria?

Doesn't antibacterial soap just kill bad bacteria?

Not a concern: We worry about killing "good bacteria" in the GI tract. It's not an issue on the skin. There's no harm if you happen to kill some harmless bacteria living on your hands. However, plain soap and water is enough for most purposes. ...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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Can we use toothpaste as a feminine wash?

Can we use toothpaste as a feminine wash?

No: Toothpaste is meant for use in your mouth only. It has ingredients that may irritate you if used on other body parts. ...Read more

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Does the basic ivory soap bar clog pores?

Does the basic ivory soap bar clog pores?

Nope-: It helps. Keeping your face clean and not oily is the key. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/skin-glow-13/minimize-pores ...Read more

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Should I use Neutrogena T-Gel shampoo or soap-free tree oil cleansing conditioner?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more