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Guide To Washing Hands
If someone scratches their bare butt and then eats with their hands after (without washing hands), what usually happens after?
Most of the times: Nothing, but if you have parasites you are infesting ova. Wash your hands
Depends: What are you going to be doing? If you are in your way to do surgery, 5-10 minutes minimum. Also depends on what you are trying to get off your skin. Generally a good soaping of the hands, rinse, resoap and rinse is sufficient.
Human Postage Stamp: This is an interesting problem (and, when the doctor says"interesting, "you know someone is suffering).Very little is known about this"sticky skin"problem. There has been an associations with certain medications but I'll bet it has more to do with the problems necessitating the medications. Think logically:something activates when wet, absent when dry. I suggest you research 'skin mucopolysaccharides'
Are all the usual disease outbreaks stoppable by wearing masks and washing hands, or is there one that will get you regardless?
Yes about 85%: Others have insect vectors like fleas / ticks / mosquito, Don't forget to boil waterSee 2 more doctor answers
It can be: People with OCD may wash their hands so many times a day that they become raw, sore, and even bleeding. Often the person will fear having touched something they feel is contaminated with some kind of germs. They may not be able to use public restrooms because of this fear. Other compulsions may be checking or counting things. All these can become extremely anguishing -- but there is help.See 1 more doctor answer
If a person touched/prepared raw meat, then touched food that I ate without washing hands - could I get sick?
The answer: Is that if the meat was contaminated then yes- transmission of a pathogen is possible.
In small classroom with very sick girl. What can I do (to ensure I don't get sick) apart from steering clear from her and washing hands?
If an HIV guy used my smartphone, and I didn't clean the phone and used it. Then I immediately masterbated without washing hands, do I get hiv?
In 2014?: No. Absolutely not. You are smarter than this.
Handled bloodstained item, in a (generally healthy) school area, probably touched body cavities without washing hands properly, do I need to...
Need to do what?: Please repost with a specific question....Get a more detailed answer ›
What's the possibly of ingesting raccoon roundworm eggs from touching an object on the ground in behind your garage and eating without washing hands?
Usually ingestion: Usually from ingestion of dirt contaminated with fecal material or contaminated foods.
From canada my bf used 2 kleenez not bare hands to pick up dead baby bird and dispose. Than carried in groceries without washing hands. Contamination?
Germs are everywher: Germs are everywhere, I would not expect that the two of you were going to eat off of those grocery bags. With food preparation and refrigeration your bacterial burden is usually reduced significantly. I wouldn't be any more concerned about this, that if you went outside and played in the yard and came in and ate dinner without washing your hands. The normal human body has a great immune system.
Partly.: But eating thoroughly cooked meat and fish is more important.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Nothing beats proper water based handwashing for controlling the spread of infection. However, alcohol gels are easier to use and often more convenient so that in the end both work pretty well.
No way!: You don't mention what soap you are using. Try a hypoallergenic soap such as unscented dove, oil of olay sensitive skin or vanicream bar. Also lubricate your hands with vaseline (petroleum jelly), vanicream, vaniply or cerave. You may try washing with a "soap less" soap such as lubriderm. If all of this fails, see a dermatologist or allergist/immunologist.
How plausible is it for HPV to be spread through non-sexual or proxy contact (one not washing hands properly someone touching door handle after them)?
Not impossible but..: By far, genital hpv is more commonly and more easily transmitted via sex. Plus, certain strains have a higher affinity for certain types of skin cells. Infection requires contact between skin cells and live virus. The virus must attach to cell receptors and get into a cell. Direct contact, microtrauma to skin and high viral load all favor infection. Sex is better than door knobs for transmission.
I have a month and a half old newborn. My boyfriend washes his hands for 10 to 12 seconds after using the bathroom and then holds my newborn. Is this timing good enough for washing hands?
Recommendations: Cdc wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "happy birthday" song from beginning to end twice. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.See 2 more doctor answers
Giving my boyfriend a handjob and he had one drop of Precum. My hands didn't feel wet. After like 30 mins I fingered myself w/o washing hands. Preg?
Unprotected Sex: Anytime there is unprotected sex there is always a possibility. Have to wait and see at this point.
Daughter is in pre-k, constantly coming down with a cold. Will daily vitamins help her be less affected? I know washing hands, etc is very important.
Probably Not, Unless: If she had an explicit vitamin deficiency & the deficient vitamin level (s) were restored, possible. However, bigger issues are more likely human. Child's view key. Leaving home for pre-k & being surrounded by many children & adults she does not know, not sure she can trust, abuse by other children, etc., perceiving being rejected by mother/family, etc. Are all very threatening/challenging issues.See 3 more doctor answers