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How To Sterilize Tweezers
Yes: Sterilize all new bottles, rings and nipples at least 5 minutes, you can not assume they are sterile or clean when you purchase them. Also, depending where you live it might be necessary, if you drink well water for instance. ...Read more
See below: The rec way is as follows: if available, use tweezers and grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible (if none, use a cloth or paper to protect your fingers). Pull straight up gently, steady pressure. Don't twist or jerk. Don't squeeze, crush or puncture the tick. Disinfect the skin afterward and wash hands. If any mouthparts remain, leave alone as they will be expelled spontaneously. ...Read more
No: Bottle sterilizing goes back decades to a time when people made their own formulas from unpasturized milk & mixed it with water from questionable sources. Certified city water supply eliminates the need to sterilize in most cases. A good bottle brush and the same attention you give your dishes should be adequate. ...Read more
Clean, not sterilize: Mrsa is spread from person to person; bedspreads and surfaces in you home can harbor bacteria for a long time. You can not "sterilize" your home the way hospitals sterilize medical equipment. Cleaning compounds will clean surfaces, and soap and water are effective for personal hygiene. Your doctor may prescribe medications to decrease MRSA bacteria if you become infected. Pets can carry mrsa. ...Read more
Do I need to sterilize my baby sippy cup he s one year old, I use steam sterilizer to sterilize bottles?
Depends on Supply: This is really not necessary if you have a municipal water supply that is regarded as safe. Just wash it with soap in hot water as you wash the other dishes in the household. If you have a well water supply or unsafe water supply this is of course not the case and the cup should be sterilized ...Read more
Sterilize Jewelry: Vinegar is an amazing and natural cleaner that has antibacterial properties and is safe to use earrings on other jewelry of any material. Let the jewelry soak for 5-10 minutes in the vinegar. ...Read more
See below: Clean as you normally would. No need to " sterilize". I would contact an exterminator if you want to get rid of the mouse. ...Read more
Is there something I can put on a splinter to help draw it to the surface? My son has a splinter too deep to get with tweezers.
Not that I know of: Splinters can be left alone if they show no signs of inflammation & they will work their way out over time. If they are deep to the dermal junction, they may be anchored & expose deep skin to infection so extraction will be necessary. Most primary care providers have experience with brief extraction procedures that may include use of a local anesthetic. ...Read more
My 18mos old has a small thorn in his heal and I can not get it out with tweezers. What should I do? Will it come out on its own?
Foreign body: Tiny foreign bodies that are embedded in the skin will generally dissolve or extrude on their own with time, providing they are organic in nature (plant material vs. Glass). Excessive attempts at remove can increase inflammation, pain and infection risk. Local wound care and close observation is usually all that is needed in the interim. ...Read more
Scope sterilizer: Most scopes are sterilized by a combination of heat, pressure and chemical agents to kill all bacteria, viruses and infectious agents--a thorough brushing is also usually included to remove any debris collected in biopsy channels for example. Ask your doc to explain if you have worries, but transmission of infections is very rare if proper technique is used! ...Read more
Why ever?: This is a practice that dates back to a time when moms made formula from evaporated milk and had to boil the milk to make it digestible. City water supplies were also inconsistent. Today it is a waste of time unless you are unsure of your water. A good bottle brush, and hot soapy water will work well for both. ...Read more
I doubt you would damage them.
I broke 5 pair of glasses when I was 6 years old and have been wearing glasses since then - now age 72 - and doing OK.
To "sterilize" your eyeglasses go to the Pharmacy and they will show you what they think is the best. ...Read more
Sanitary wipes...: If you get the antibacterial wipes, you can wipe off you your phones, Ipod, door nobs, toilet levers, etc. Happy germ hunting... ...Read more
I just bought a baby bottle do I have to sterilize even if im living in the city with city water?
My husband didn't wash or sterilize newborn's bottle before giving it to him, it was just one. Will he be okay??
? Sterilize?: I thought the sterilizers were retired in the 60's. Unless the bottle had leftover crud in it before use it is unlikely it would hurt baby. It is only necessary to clean them as you would your regular dinnerware, with a bottle brush & soap and water unless your water supply is questionable. Crud on the inside of the bottle could harbor germs, but many would be destroyed by the kids stomach acid. ...Read more
Any tips on how to get this splinter out of my finger. It hurts and I keep squeezing and my tweezers don't work because I can't bring it to surface.
Ouch!: Sometimes just leaving it alone will do the trick. However, if you can't wait a sharp small incision over the site will often allow the splinter a way out. Also could soak finger in epsom salts. This creates an osmotic gradient which might help. Keep an eye out for infection - redness, swelling, warmth, pain, red streaks and more than a little discharge. If this occurs - game over - see doc. ...Read more
No, but...: The plastic tips used in saliva ejectors and high-volume evacuators are single-use disposable items, and sterilization is not required to prevent cross-infection. It is customary to clean the flexible tubes that connect to the disposable tips with a high-level surface disinfectant and use disposable polyethylene barrier sleeves on their working ends. This is sufficient to prevent infection. ...Read more
????????????????: No one can sterilize anyone without that person's permission, u if want sterilization then that can be scheduled after u have signed a consent form. ...Read more
Maple syrup is OK: In most people with gallstones. The gallbladder functions to help digest fatty foods. If the gallstones block the gallbladder, symptoms result. Maple syrup itself is not likely going to trigger this. Pancakes with lots of butter and fried eggs and bacon that go with them might... ...Read more
Boil a pacifier for: 5 minutes before 1st use. If using a WubbaNub, wash in the washing machine & air dry. Some pacifiers can be washed in the dishwasher. Read healthychildren. Org on sleep consolidation between 1-4 mos. By 5 mos. The pacifier will be baby's sleep association; when he night wakes, he'll cry for it if he can't find it. By 6 mos., if you've been going in & giving him the pacifier, it'll be a bad habit. ...Read more
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