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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It does not: Exposure to pain does not kill brain cells as far as I know !? ...Read more
How do human diseases caused by bacteria react to antibiotics? How does that compare with how viruses react to antibiotics?
No: The product Airborne does not "work to prevent germs". The promotional materials describe this product as a combinations of vitamins, minerals and the cichoric acid and alkylamides compounds found in high concentrations of Echinacea. Echinacea is a herbal plant from the daisy family. It has been used in traditional medicine and is described as a support to immune health. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Yes: Triclosan doe encourage resistance.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
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