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When washing hands how long should you wash your hands 4?

When washing hands how long should you wash your hands 4?

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. ...Read more

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Does washing dishes with cold water cause arthritis?

Does washing dishes with cold water cause arthritis?

No: If you have arthritis, the cold may make your joints feel stiffer and more painful, but cold water does not cause arthritis. ...Read more

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Hands soaked in toilet water yesterday while unclogging , now fingers tingle. Washed hands thoroughly afterwards. Could they be infected?

Hands soaked in toilet water yesterday  while unclogging , now fingers tingle. Washed hands thoroughly afterwards. Could they be infected?

Sure, but unlikely: Hands do a lot of work in dirty-water places all over the world, every day. Hands are pretty durable, and generally do not get infected just by contact with dirty things... as long as they get to dry off and retain a healthy layer of skin. Broken skin and any wounds could make hands susceptible to infection. ...Read more

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Can soap wash HPV off hands?

Can soap wash HPV off hands?

No: Hpv is a virus and it will present as a wart on you hand. A wart is remove by chemical treatment, freezing or laser. ...Read more

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washing not mine, dried blood off object why lowrisk for blood borne pathogens with paper towel dish soap and water ? Washed hands after with soap

washing not mine, dried blood off object why lowrisk for blood borne pathogens with paper towel dish soap and water ? Washed hands after with soap

Low risk: Low risk, unless you have an open wound and blood from someone with a known blood-borne pathogen. The risk is still less than being injected with that blood. ...Read more

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Why must I wash hands after using toilet?

Why must I wash hands after using toilet?

Protect others: After handling the source of the exit of your body products, there may be some contamination on your hands. You was for aesthetic purposes of course, but also to limit the possibility of spreading illness. Many diseases have been traced to persons who have failed to do this hygienic step. ...Read more

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What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

To actually wash : Stuff off of hands- soap and water. The hand sanitizer just kills germs - it isn't designed for removing gunk off of hands. ...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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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 dawn dish soap burn your hands?

Could dawn dish soap burn your hands?

Unlikely: but the hot water that it is in might. ...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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Would washing hands with soap and pretty hot water along with hydrogen peroxide kill any sperm on hand?

Would washing hands with soap and pretty hot water along with hydrogen peroxide kill any sperm on hand?

Spermicides: dear Lois326 your regimen would kill just about everything in sight! Just use soap and water for a minute or 2 and you would be ok here. I am assuming you are more concerned about STD and HIV and the answer is that a wash with soap and water for about 2-3 mins will protect you from everything of that nature. Also, u cannot get preg from dry sperm on your hand inserted into the vagina.thx ...Read more

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Could I use hand sanitizer instead of washing my hands?

Could I use hand sanitizer instead of washing my hands?

Kills most things: Hand sanitizers will kill most common germs. However it does not kill all things. If you have been in a hospital setting or have been around very sick people, i would advise warm soap and water, washing for 30 seconds before rinsing. ...Read more

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Accidentally touch toilet water wif bare hands.Wash wif soap,30min later wash 2 times wif water.2hrs later wash wif soap,took off lens.Eye Infections?

Accidentally touch toilet water wif bare hands.Wash wif soap,30min later wash 2 times wif water.2hrs later wash wif soap,took off lens.Eye Infections?

Ok: I don't quite understand what you are asking. You've done a fine job of protecting yourself from getting the infection. If you have an eye infection then you need to see a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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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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I washed my hands and dishes with Pine Sol is this product toxic, if some of it was still left on dishes or hands will I be poisoned?

I washed my hands and dishes with Pine Sol is this product toxic, if some of it was still left on dishes or hands will I be poisoned?

Doubtfully toxic: I would contact the manufacturer of this cleaner for the most accurate information. I would doubt that toxicity is an issue but definitely irritation of the skin or GI tract is possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain & weakness in arms and legs after light activity like hand-washing dishes or walking up stairs. Is this a sign of an autoimmune disorder like mg?

Pain & weakness in arms and legs after light activity like hand-washing dishes or walking up stairs. Is this a sign of an autoimmune disorder like mg?

Inflammation: Could be due to different things depending on your age for example clestriv medicines can be known to cause this there are also some rare immune diseases that cause a scene types of symptoms i suggestion is if it doesn't resolve within a couple days precinct medical advice. ...Read more

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Can I get rabies from bringing in my trash cans? Raccoon got in trash a couple of weeks ago and I always have cracks in my hands from washing dishes

No: In order to get rabies you need to have been bitten by the animal and it's infected saliva being introduced underneath your skin. Just make sure to wash up, but you needn't worry about rabies from the trash can itself. ...Read more

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What can you do for hands getting reactions from doing dishes at work?

Special gloves: There are gloves that are made from products other than latex. Polyethylene and nitrile gloves are readily available. Polyethylene gloves are lightweight and often seen handling food. Nitrile gloves are available at costco and any retail center. They are usually grey or blue in color. Besides avoidance, the best advice is to know your allergen. ...Read more

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Why is it that when I touch water like for washing dishes and etc, my hands get red, and tough?

Why is it that when I touch water like for washing dishes and etc, my hands get red, and tough?

Try lotion: Warm water and soap remove the oils in your skin. This may lead to red chapped skin. In some, this can be quite severe and is called dyshidrotic eczema. Things that can help: Avoid getting soap on your hands, wear kitchen gloves when washing, apply hand lotion after washing. ...Read more

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Could dawn dish soap burn your hands?

Unlikely: but the hot water that it is in might. ...Read more

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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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My hands tingles after hot showers or washing dishes with hot water it may last for complete 1 day, what are the causes for that?

My hands tingles after hot showers or washing dishes with hot water it may last for complete 1 day, what are the causes for that?

Hmmmm...: That is certainly a new one for me! I've only been a doc for 30 years, so I'm still learning. Maybe another doc on this forum will recognize the cause right off. However, it is certainly not normal, and if it is new, you need to get checked and find out why. Tingling can have lots of causes, including vitamin deficiencies. But the hot water factor & length of symptoms is a puzzle ??? See doc! ...Read more

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Is hand washing dish detergent dangerous for children?

Is hand washing dish detergent dangerous for children?

See below: Depends on how the exposure is. If ingested, exposed to the eyes or a mucosa surface, the detergents can be harmful. If you have any concerns about a present exposure, call your local poison control center for advise. ...Read more

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Why is washing dishes a lot in well water causing my hands to crack bad and wrinkle up and feel rough ?

Skin dryness: Frequent hand washing will cause your skin to dry and carck, you need to use a moisturizer frequently, smething like vaseline or eucerin. ...Read more

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While washing dishes, tingling appeared first on fingertips of both hands then on lips. First episode. Lasted a few min. Please suggest a work up?

Recommendation : So far, you need a watchful observation, you have to figure out if this occurred after a busy day, or related to some form of excitement, or frustration. If it happens again, and you will figure out the relation to something or nothing, you must visit your primary doctor, and they will figure out what work up you require. ...Read more

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Will I get tetanus?My kitchen knife poked me in the hand while I was cleaning meat.Had little rust on it from being in dish drainer,Never been outside

Will I get tetanus?My kitchen knife poked me in the hand while I was cleaning meat.Had little rust on it from being in dish drainer,Never been outside

Check vaccine status: Check your vaccine status. You probably have had your routine tetanus shots. You need to get a booster at least every ten years. If there were truly rust on the knife, I might consider getting a booster tetanus vaccine, but would be more concerned about infection from cleaning meat and then having a knife injury. Let your doctor see you. Good luck ...Read more

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Can you get listeria or salmonella from handwashing dishes with a very small cut on your hand?

Can you get listeria or salmonella from handwashing dishes with a very small cut on your hand?

No risk, no worries: First, these infections are not transmitted through wounds, only by swallowing contaminated food or liquids. Second, diswashing detergent kills these an most other bacteria and viruses. So nothing to worry about. ...Read more