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How Do You Kill Trichomoniasis On Clothing And Bedding To Prevent Reinfection
Normal washing: Trich can be spread penis 2 vagina, vagina 2 vagina, vagina 2 penis, also through hands, mouth & anus. Not spread (or very rarely) through clothing/bedding. Normal wash should be fine. May be spread by shared sex toys so wash those between partners. Common in women in their 40s/50s, not the same demographic as for chlamydia, gonorrhea. Very common. 70% have no symptoms. Curable with medication. ...Read more
We have been treated for scabies. Will Lysol kill the mites on hard surfaces? Also, once treated, how long do we need to change our bed linens daily?
Lysol not effective: Scabies is a tough condition to treat since it infects close contacts with varying symptoms and tends to recur from decontamination of untreated people or fomites( infected house hold items). For this reason, simultaneous treatment of all potentially infected personnel is recommended, along with laundering of linen, clothing and towels etc in hot water cycle with each treatment cycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Hot water for whites and if in contaminated areas where infection might be a concern. Generally warm or cold water will clean clothes sufficiently. Vinegar in the last rinse helps kill candida and tea tree oil kills bacteria and yeast as well. Check out dr bronner's soaps. ...Read more
How to disinfect touchscreen cellphones and remotes to eliminate bacterias like staph etc? What to use and how to use? Can I wipe them with dettol?
Are bird mites contagious and can they live on human host? Is there a cream to use to kill them off your body?
Should I throw away my hats to prevent reinfection from tinea capitis ? Can the fungus stay on the fabric on the hat?
Cleaning: Getting the hats cleaned should be enough. The fungus is in the air anyway. Alternatively, if put the hats in a plastic bag and expose the bag to direct sunlight (would help if it were summer) the temperature in the bag will get high enough to kill the fungus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can lice shampoo kill scabies? Also is it possible to get new breakouts from scabies after treating with permethrine even if you were successful?
Antifungal Creams: When fungus affects the skin of the body or the groin, many antifungal creams can clear the condition in around two weeks. Examples of such preparations include those that contain Clotrimazole (cruex cream, desenex cream, lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream, lotion, and solution), Miconazole (monistat-derm cream), ketoconazole (nizoral cream), econazole (spectazole), Naftifine (naftin), and terbinafine (lamisil cream. ...Read more
If I treat myself with ivermectin scabies treatment and wash everything tomorrow such as clothes, sheets...won't I just get reinfected from new mites?
Scabies: If you have taken care of any contaminated bedding and clothing and have treated yourself the answer should be no. The scabies can not live without a blood food after two to three days. Check put this link http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/treatment.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When treating for scabies, do clothes have to be washed in boiling water to kill them? Or will hot water from washing machine kill them?
Hot water fine: Washing in hot water is sufficient to rid the clothes of the insect. For items that can't be washed for some reason, bag in a plastic garbage bag, seal it tight and leave items for at least three days. The insect cannot survive off the human longer than this, so that kills them all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use deodorant: Every grownup is expected in almost every society to use something to keep their natural odor under control. Right or wrong, it's a fact of modern life, and if you want to keep your job, you need to comply. The 'pop' claim that today's deodorants and antipersperants are terribly bad for you is foolish scare stuff. Shower and put the deodorant on like everyone else. ...Read more
Avoid tight fitting : Undergarments , like panty hose, etc.Get a more detailed answer ›
I read handsoap isnt enough to kill HPV. If so, how can I prevent HPV from genital wart from spreading to other body parts if accidentally touched?
Tissue specific: These germs tend to grow only in certain locations.The HPV genital wart strain likes the skin of your genital/anal region. It is not going to seed onto areas of your other skin (arms,legs,face,etc.) In people with AIDS it has shown up an areas like the lips, but with normal people it seems contained to those areas. ...Read more
How do I disinfect my cellphone and remotes in order to clean off giardia or other protozoa parasites (suppose they are there)?
See below: Unless your phone and remote were contaminated by fecal material, it is unlikely that there are cysts of these parasites on the implements. To satisfy your concern, you may clean these with Chlorox wipes. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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