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Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more


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What if you put antiseptic like dettol in your bathing water and use the water to wash you vagina, will it be infectous?

What if you put antiseptic like dettol in your bathing water and use the water to wash you vagina, will it be infectous?

I would be concerned: That dettol liquid antiseptic /disinfectant could cause irritation and change vaginal ph. ...Read more

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Hi. My question is in the past week I've started bathing in a tub and I add dettol to the bath water, my v started swelling around the clito and its very itchy. What's wrong with me? I've had v thrush before and I don't know if it came again.

Hi. My question is in the past week I've started bathing in a tub and I add dettol to the bath water, my v started swelling around the clito and its very itchy. What's wrong with me? I've had v thrush before and I don't know if it came again.

May be reaction: Your genital skin is more sensitive to some chemical agents. You may be having a skin sensitivity to the Dettol and it would be reasonable to avoid it until you can sort that out. The yeast of thrush are not a common reaction to bathing. ...Read more

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In an area I live, water are bore water (bit salty). Its affecting my skin and hair fall is increased. Would adding dettol in bath water reduce the prob?

No: Dettol contains a toxic agent. It is an anti-septic. The bore water may contain pesticides and other pollutants that are toxic not necessarily bacteria or other micro-organiisms. Best not to bathe in bore water that is causing hair loss. ...Read more

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When suffering water infections should you you use dettol?

When suffering water infections should you you use dettol?

Infections: Have no idea what you mean by "water infections". There are numerous diseases that can be transmitted to humans thru contaminated water. The active ingredient in dettol that confers its antiseptic property is chloroxylenol which should not be taken by humans as it has potentially lethal toxicity. It can be used in contaminated water, but then you could not drink the water. ...Read more

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My 1 year old might have sollwed dettol an hour ago. Gave her water and Brest milk. She is quite active and seems to be ok, should I be concerned?

My 1 year old might have sollwed dettol an hour ago. Gave her water and Brest milk. She is quite active and seems to be ok, should I be concerned?

Mgt: If the product contains any caustic substances, acid or base, please take her to the ED. I would recommend close observation for vomiting and respiratory problems in particular. If she is drinking normally she can continue feeds. ...Read more

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I applied dettol on my pennis without adding water and penis has become harder even if I touch it or play wit?

I applied dettol on my pennis without adding water and penis has become harder even if I touch it or play wit?

Unclear, but...: The detailed sequence of events is not clear enough to deduce a right impression although it seemed you have used dildo to assist erection so to heighten sexual fun/pleasure, am I right? Without further details + a direct look, it is hard to give right impression. To explore & help understand how to handle the issues in male sexuality/ED, to http://www. Formefirst. Com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions. Html. ...Read more

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I spilled dettol disinfectant on my thighs and left it on its own for hours. Later I poured plenty water. But the area is swollen and red. What to do?

I spilled dettol disinfectant on my thighs and left it on its own for hours. Later I poured plenty water. But the area is swollen and red. What to do?

Chemical burn: You have a chemical burn from the liquid.
If you have washed it thoroughly, then you have done what needed to be done--but net time do it sooner.
ASA or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort, will heal in 10-14 days.
If any signs of infection, DR visit ...Read more

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Is it safe to clean my anus with dettol handsoap? It's an antibacterial soap. After pooping I clean it with water and dettol. Is this safe?

Is it safe to clean my anus with dettol handsoap? It's an antibacterial soap. After pooping I clean it with water and dettol. Is this safe?

NO: Throw away this useless and sometimes toxic product. Clean yourself with Aveeno, (oatmeal) Eucerin, or other moisturizer lotion. ...Read more

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An infected person with HPV touches her underneath and then touches my penis what's chance to get HPV. I washed with hot water and soap & dettol.?

An infected person with HPV touches her underneath and then touches my penis what's chance to get HPV. I washed with hot water and soap & dettol.?

A single, brief: Touch as you describe would be unlikely to transmit any viral infection, but just be vigilant and notify your doctor for the development of any suspicious lesions. ...Read more

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I used dettol liquid mixed with water to wash my vagina. Now it burns when I pee. How long does this last and what can I do?

Stop douching: This is terrible stuff to put in the vagina! It has irritated the tissues and probably is the cause of the urinary pain. It should clear up in a day or two, but see your doctor if it does not. You should never douche (vaginal wash) with anything; it is unhealthy and unnecessary for hygiene. If you have odor, discharge, or otherwise thinkg you have an infection, see your doctor, but never douche! ...Read more

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Sliced finger open with scissors. Washed it with soap & water & sprayed some dettol antiseptic wash & covered with plaster. Can it still get infected?

Sliced finger open with scissors. Washed it with soap & water & sprayed some dettol antiseptic wash & covered with plaster. Can it still get infected?

Yes: It can still get infected from bacteria on the scissors or on your skin surface. You did all the right things so you have done everything you could to prevent infection. Keep your eye on the wound and if it becomes red, swollen, painful, hot see your md. ...Read more

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I'm 20 weeks and 3 days pregnant and just want to know if I can have a dettol bath? Or what can I use to kill bacteria and germs of my skin?

I'm 20 weeks and 3 days pregnant and just want to know if I can have a dettol bath? Or what can I use to kill bacteria and germs of my skin?

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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I had a cyst that bust is it safe to use dettol in bath while im 34 weeks pregnant?

I had a cyst that bust is it safe to use dettol in bath while im 34 weeks pregnant?

Yes: Dettol must be used in a very dilute form otherwise your skin can get dry and also it may irritate your vagina. Make sure that the water temperature is not higher than your body temperature as otherwise you may get contractions. Drink lots of water prior to your bath. Some women get dizzy when they take baths during pregnancy. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Is it OK to gargle with Dettol (or dilute it with cold water) to treat a sore throat? Is diluting necessary? Thanks

Is it OK to gargle with Dettol (or dilute it with cold water) to treat a sore throat? Is diluting necessary? Thanks

NO: Absolutely not. I do not recommned any chemicals to treat a sore throat.
Have you tried over the counter lozenges? If you have not, you can try warm salt water. ...Read more

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Hello doctor My dog was unwell 45 days back and bit me on my right hand finger, I washed my finger with water and applied dettol can I get rabies?

Hello doctor My dog was unwell 45 days back and bit me on my right hand finger, I washed my finger with water and applied dettol can I get rabies?

Not likely: Hopefully your dog is up to date on his shots??? Keep area clean and dry. Take your dog to the vet for a diagnosis for him ...Read more

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Is daily hot water bathing is good. Are there any side effects?

Is daily hot water bathing is good. Are there any side effects?

Enjoy it: If the water is too hot there can be problems. Otherwise go ahead and enjoy it. If you have dry skin, then use something immediately after. I prefer creams containing ceramides such as Eucerin Eczema cream and many others. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for terrible af cramps? Apart from heating pad and hot water bath coz they don't do any good to me. Thanks!

What are some home remedies for terrible af cramps? Apart from heating pad and hot water bath coz they don't do any good to me. Thanks!

Menstrual cramps: If you desire non-medication approaches you can discuss use of traditional herbal like Black Cohosh w your Dr. Sipping Chamomile tea can also help to dissipate pain. A small amt of essential oil massaged onto abdomen can be calming. Consider lavender, rosemary or sage. Stretch your body. Inhale slowly through your nostrils. Fill your lungs and hold for a count of five before slowly exhale. ...Read more