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Doctor insights on: How Does Triclosan Work To Kill Germs

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How does triclosan work to kill germs?

How does triclosan work to kill germs?

Depends: Triclosan works by interfering with a bacteria's ability to build cell membranes (basically the skin of the germ). At low concentrations triclosan is bacteriostatic meaning it prevents bacteria from increasing in number. At higher concentrations triclosan kills bacteria. The use of triclosan at low concentrations may permit the emergence of pathogenic germs resistant to its effects. ...Read more

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How does soap kill bacteria?

How does soap kill bacteria?

Soap: Regular soap helps to break down oils that are attached to germs on skin. This will allow the germs to be flushed away. Antibacterial soaps actually contain antibiotics that can kill some types of bacteria. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how soap work to eliminate germs?

Can you tell me how soap work to eliminate germs?

Soap: Soap attaches to the oils that the germs are clinging to. This allows the germs to be removed from the skin. Rubbing soap also manually helps to cleave off germs. The germs can then be flushed away with water. ...Read more

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How does cefazolin work to fight disease?

How does cefazolin work to fight disease?

Cell wall synthesis : All penicillins and cephalosporins act by damaging cell wall synthesis in bacteria causing cell death. This is why they work best against rapidly multiplying populations of bacteria. They are less effective against stationary phase bacteria. ...Read more

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How do human diseases caused by bacteria react to antibiotics? How does that compare with how viruses react to antibiotics?

How do human diseases caused by bacteria react to antibiotics? How does that compare with how viruses react to antibiotics?

Differently: In general, antibiotics have no effect on viruses, (it is important not to use antibiotics to treat infections cause by viruses) most bacteria will respond to the right antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does the product airborne work to prevent germs?

Does the product airborne work to prevent germs?

No: Airborne products often contain Vitamin's A , C, E, B2, Magnesium, Zinc, selenium, Managnese,Lonicera , Forsythia, Schizonepeta, ginger, Chinese Vitex, Isatis ,Echinacea glutamine & lysine . This company has been sued for false advertising /claims that it's prodcts can prevent the flu, common cold and other infections. ...Read more

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How long does exposure to paint kill brain cells?

How long does exposure to paint kill brain cells?

Paint: Some types of paint contain volatile organic compounds which can be carcinogenic. The major product that I am aware of that can specifically injure the brain is lead based paint (eating or inhaling small chips). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how disinfectants kill bacteria?

Disinfectants: Disinfectants, such as bleach, will react chemically with microbial cells to destroy them. There are chemical reactions that occur that interfere with the germs' proteins, outer layers (membranes) or other parts of the microbe. This kind of brutal damage will kill the germs effectively. The good news, is that the range of different germs killed by bleach and other disinfectants is very wide. ...Read more

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Does penicillin kill protozoa. If not, what microorganisms apart from bacteria does it work against?

Does penicillin kill protozoa. If not, what microorganisms apart from bacteria does it work against?

Penicillin activity: Penicillin only kills bacteria. There are other types of germs -- viruses, fungi, protozoa and infectious proteins. For those, other treatments are involved. Penicillin these days has only a few uses, because of resistance (it's one of the oldest antibiotics still used) and the proliferation of other antibiotics that are in some ways easier to use. Talk to an ID doc or pharmacist to learn more. ...Read more

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How does clotrimazole work and destroy fungi?

How does clotrimazole work and destroy fungi?

Ergosterol symthesis: The primary mode of action of all of the imidazole class of antifungals is the inhibition of ergosterol synthesis with disruption of the fungal cell membrane. ...Read more

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How do antifungal creams work? Does it starve them and help kill them off?

Cell membrane: Most of the topical antifungals work by inhibiting the synthesis of a chemical called ergosterol that fungi need for their cell membranes. I now that vinegar and baking soda also break up the cell walls of fungi and inhibit growth it takes a while to completely eradicate them so that is why it is recommended to use topicals for 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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How much heat does it take to kill viruses and bacteria on raw chicken?

Internal temp of165F: You should cook chicken to internal temperature of at least 165 or above to kill the bacteria and viruses. ...Read more

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How much alcohol does it take to kill someone?

How much alcohol does it take to kill someone?

Size/time/ tolerance: Several factors determine how intoxicated a person will become (and thus their risk of posioning) when consuming alcohol 1) size- the smaller the individual, the less alcohol required to become intoxicated 2) time- because the body metabolizes alcohol, drinking spread out over a number of hours lessons the effect 3) tolerance- because of tolerance- the more often you drink, the less the effect. ...Read more

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How do I disinfect the mascara wand to kill off any bad bacteria?

How do I disinfect the mascara wand to kill off any bad bacteria?

Mascara wand: The best thing to do is to throw away the mascara wand if you believe it may be carrying bacteria. Don't ever share your eye makeup such as mascara because it can transmit germs. ...Read more

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How exactly does hydrogen peroxide work to heal cuts and infections?

How exactly does hydrogen peroxide work to heal cuts and infections?

It doesn't: It doesn't heal cuts. In fact, it can delay wound healing. When it's used, it's used to kill bacteria, not to heal wounds. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Any anti-bacterial: wipes will work. If dettol is anti-bacterial I'm sure it will take care of normal staph bacteria. Make sure the phone is powered off and left to dry before turning on again. Do not soak the phone! ...Read more