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Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on my hands as soon as I apply it?

Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on my hands as soon as I apply it?

Should: Washing your hands thoroughly should have the same effects. Hand sanitizer should work. Sperm lives very briefly outside the body. ...Read more

Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more


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Can hand sanitizer kill sperm cells on my hands immediately on contact? Will it kill all of them? How fast does it kill them?

Can hand sanitizer kill sperm cells on my hands immediately on contact? Will it kill all of them? How fast does it kill them?

Here are some...: What you described may suggest personal anxiety to get pregnant. As to possible sperms-killing effect of sanitizer spread, I'm afraid of no specific study being done to address your Q. Nonetheless, the described scenario and what you did would give sperms almost no odd to fertilize an egg in considering the specific and fastidious requirements for sperm survival. More? Ask doc timely... ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on hands? (70% ethyl alcohol, purpose antimicrobial)

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Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on hands? (70% ethyl alcohol, purpose antimicrobial)

Yes, ...: Despite no specific study, commonsense would firmly support the sperm-killing ability of sanitizer. So, yes. Nonetheless, follow the current available recommendations to safeguard practice of safe sex so to lessen unnecessary and unwanted anxiety and fear. ...Read more

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Will sperm die immediately if hand sanitizer is applied?

Will sperm die immediately if hand sanitizer is applied?

Sperm viability: Doubt that this has been extensively studied. The likelihood it that this will inhibit or kill sperm but would not recommend using this as a means of birth control. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can hand sanitizer sterilize sperm on my hands immediately on contact?

Can hand sanitizer sterilize sperm on my hands immediately on contact?

Here are some...: Are you the same man asking the same Q in different imaginative ways? What is the point of answer you would like to get? Known to all of common sense, life events have never been perfect although the likelihood for sperms to survive after contacting hand sanitizer should be next to zero. Nonetheless, still do HPT in a wk after missing period & repeat it in another wk if the first is (-) & still... ...Read more

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Can hand sanitizer make sperms unable to fertilize? If applied for 2minutes on my hands and inserted my fingers in my girlfriend afterwards

Can hand sanitizer make sperms unable to fertilize? If applied for 2minutes on my hands and inserted my fingers in my girlfriend afterwards

Don't do it!: No and No! Not only is there no evidence to support hand sanitizer as a method of birth control, but also this would ve quite locally irritating to her vaginal tissues! Please do read the many posts on morning after pill! ...Read more

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Is it true that 3 squirts of hand sanitizer can kill a child?

Is it true that 3 squirts of hand sanitizer can kill a child?

Ingested toxin: The hs in my office are gell forms of ethyl alcohol with a variety of additives that make them un palatable. If injested, this product could lower blood sugar in an infant but would not likely do much else. If the particular sanitizer were a form of wood alcohol (methanol) ingestion of small amounts could be deadly. Surface application of these products is benign but does dry the skin over time. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer work as good or better in germ killing than regular hand washing?

I think so: There are two factors, one mechanical and the other is chemical, hand washing dose mostly the mechanical one and the hand sanitizer do mainly the chemical one, it better to do them both. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer kill Ebola virus?

Does hand sanitizer kill Ebola virus?

No: It doesn't kill but does help prevent its spread. See Healthtap blog on the Ebola virus. ...Read more

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Can hand sanitizer kill or inactivate rabies virus?

Can hand sanitizer kill or inactivate rabies virus?

Killing Rabies virus: Unfortunately hand sanitizers are not effective against Rabies virus, while they may be useful in others and many bacteria.

Household bleach is more effective against Rabies virus, as it is against many other viral and bacterial agents, including staph infections. One way to make an effective solution is to mix 1/2 cup of household bleach in a gallon of water for spraying or washing with. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol kill bacteria in a wound?

Does hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol kill bacteria in a wound?

Not indicated use: Hand sanitizer is for intact skin. Putting it on a wound (not intact skin) would burn and sting. Better choice wound be to wash wound with mild soap and water, pat dry, hair dryer the wound and cover with dry gauze. Ok to check with your doc or wound clinic. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer kill viruses on hands such as hcv hvb or hiv?

Does hand sanitizer kill viruses on hands such as hcv hvb or hiv?

Hand sanitizers: As long as the product contains at least 60% alcohol it should kill most bacteria and some viruses. Hand sanitizers won't work on dirty or greasy hands. SEE http://www. Cdc. Gov/handwashing/show-me-the-science-hand-sanitizer. Html or http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/innovation_quality_patient_care/areas_expertise/infections_complications/hand_hygiene/why_wipes. Html
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Is washing my hands 4 times, wiping my hands with alcohol prep pads, using fingernail polish remover under my nails&hand sanitizer enough to kill sprem?

Is washing my hands 4 times, wiping my hands with alcohol prep pads, using fingernail polish remover under my nails&hand sanitizer enough to kill sprem?

OCD: You are going way overboard with the washing, this is getting in the obsessive compulsive range. Why do you feel the need to do all these things, do you have other compulsions? If so you need to see a professional about this. Washing your hands once with soap and water was enough. ...Read more

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Can hand sanitizer kill the Herpes Simplex-1 virus when applied to hands or inanimate objects that are contaminated with it. Can disinfectant sprays?

Can hand sanitizer kill the Herpes Simplex-1 virus when applied to hands or inanimate objects that are contaminated with it. Can disinfectant sprays?

It helps. ...: While anti-bacterial hand sanitizer doesn't kill viruses, using it will help protect you from becoming infected. Alcohol based products may be especially helpful as alcohol can destabilize a viral cell membrane. Disinfectant sprays would have limited use for this purpose. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Can a girl get pregnant from mutual masturbation? She is on birth control. Will washing hands and using hand sanitizer rid hands of sperm?

Can a girl get pregnant from mutual masturbation? She is on birth control. Will washing hands and using hand sanitizer rid hands of sperm?

Depends: It only takes one sperm in the right location to swim up the vagina and toward the awaiting egg. If she's on hormonal contraceptives and no semen in the vaginal area and you washed hands well it is doubtful. ...Read more

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Will I get sick by using purrell hand sanitizer all the time bc it kills the good bacteria too?

Will I get sick by using purrell hand sanitizer all the time bc it kills the good bacteria too?

That doesn't happen: No matter how much you use alcohol hand sanitizer, you'll still have normal bacteria all over your body and inside very body cavity. Treating the hands alone cannot have any significant effect. This is unlike taking antibiotics, which can affect normal bacteria throughout the body, but not a known problem with sanitizers. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use hand sanitizer on babies?

Is it ok to use hand sanitizer on babies?

No: Hand sanitizer is mostly alcohol and remember babies tend to put their hand in their mouth, and they can also absorb the alcohol from thier skin. Alcohol irritates the delicate skin of babies.
In most instances soap and water will do just fine to clean little hands. If you must use it put it on your hands first and then apply to your babys hands.
Always read warning labels on any product you use! ...Read more

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Could I die from drinking hand sanitizer?

Could I die from drinking hand sanitizer?

Yes: You could also die from drinking too much water. But the toxic material and ethyl alcohol in hand sanitizer would kill you sooner. The physical pain and discomfort for both would make it a gross and truly undesirable event. ...Read more

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Can hand sanitizer make dry skin?

Can hand sanitizer make dry skin?

Yes: Most hand sanitiziers have alcohol in them which can dry out your hands, make sure to find one without it in the ingredients. ...Read more

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Could hand sanitizer prevent herpes?

Herpes prevention: The best form of herpes prevention is to avoid contact of mucous membranes (genital tract, as well as eyes/mouth/nose) with an infected partner. Latex barriers are the standard. Docs have anti-virals too, i.e. Valtrex. There may actually be some activity of hand sanitizers directly against the virus- and microemulsions of certain alcohols and other compounds are an area of active research now. ...Read more

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Could hand sanitizer gel be used as lube?

Could hand sanitizer gel be used as lube?

I wouldn't: This would not be a good idea. The alcohol content of the sanitizer could be irritating. ...Read more

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Will hand sanitizer make someone drunk? Is it safe? If not why not?

Will hand sanitizer make someone drunk? Is it safe? If not why not?

It makes one dead: The alcohol component in many hand sanitizers is not safe for human consumption and may cause fatal reactions. ...Read more

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Is it true that using hand sanitizer leads to superbugs and supergerms like MRSA?

Is it true that using hand sanitizer leads to superbugs and supergerms like MRSA?

False: Hand sanitizer is based on alcohol which is a physical antimicrobial and thus the usual kind of resistance does not appear - it would be like balloons getting resistant to pins. ...Read more

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Can you contract anything (diseases, viruses, etc.) by touching someone's hand? I used hand sanitizer and washed hands shortly after contact.

Can you contract anything (diseases, viruses, etc.) by touching someone's hand? I used hand sanitizer and washed hands shortly after contact.

Very unlikely: Shaking hands is a standard means of human greeting. It is done millions of times per day and our natural body defenses render it very unlikely that anything will be contacted that way. Hand sanitizers are useful to lower the spread of infectious illness, but most are not infected. Do not worry about this common practice of greeting your fellow human beings. ...Read more

Hand Sanitizer (Definition)

A solution that cleans the ...Read more