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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Clindamycin and blea: Not that I am aware of but you should look at package insert on the medication ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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