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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Use Expired Rubbing Alcohol

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What happen when u use expired rubbing alcohol?

What happen when u use expired rubbing alcohol?

Probably mothing: They may not be effective, but I doubt you'll have any side effects. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use expired rubbing alcohol that expired in March of last year (2013)?

Is it ok to use expired rubbing alcohol that expired in March of last year (2013)?

Rubbing acetone: Rubbing alcohol turns into acetone over time, usually becoming ineffective after about two years from manufacture. Since rubbing alcohol is still one of the least expensive products to buy, replacing it rather than risking it would be a wise decision. ...Read more

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Will expired rubbing alcohol or peroxide become less effective?

Will expired rubbing alcohol or peroxide become less effective?

Chemical deteriorate: If you have a bottle of H2O2 that has been sitting for a few years, it would be a good idea to replace it. If you've opened the bottle at any point, its activity is long-gone. An unopened bottle of rubbing alcohol lasts about 3 years and if opened, about 2 years. ...Read more

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Methylated spirit safe as rubbing alcohol?

Methylated spirit safe as rubbing alcohol?

No.: It is safe for camp stoves and camp lanterns. It makes a good cleaning agent, scratch remover, cleaning electronic equipment. Always wash hands after handling methylated spirits. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put some rubbing alcohol on a vaginal zit to help dry it out quicker?

Is it safe to put some rubbing alcohol on a vaginal zit to help dry it out quicker?

Exam: It would be wiser to get an exam to rule out herpes and other problems. Folliculitis is better treated in that area with some 2% Erythromycin pads. See your OB/GYN if you have other symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it safe to administer your allergy shots without rubbing alcohol on arm bec it Don't hurt my arm when give them?

Is it safe to administer your allergy shots without rubbing alcohol on arm bec it Don't hurt my arm when give them?

Used to clean: Alcohol swabs are used to clean your skin before the shot is given to reduce the risk of infection. It has nothing to do with pain control. ...Read more

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Got my ears pierced 8 weeks ago. Since 6 weeks ago they have been infected on & off so I clean piercing hole & earrings with rubbing alcohol. Is this safe?

Keep them clean: You can clean your ears with soap and water, alcohol can irritate the skin, so it is not recommended to use it on your skin daily. ...Read more

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Is dripping rubbing alcohol in ear a safe way a removing water deep in ear canal?

Is dripping rubbing alcohol in ear a safe way a removing water deep in ear canal?

Do not use alcohol: They make ear wax drops over the counter to dissolve ear wax. If this does not work see your doctor. ...Read more

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Ear wax stuck in ear? I took a shower last night and I still have some sort of water/wax buildup impairing my hearing in my left ear. I tried dropping rubbing alcohol in it and using an expired tube of debrox, but no luck, yet also no physical pain.

Ear wax stuck in ear? I took a shower last night and I still have some sort of water/wax buildup impairing my hearing in my left ear. I tried dropping rubbing alcohol in it and using an expired tube of debrox, but no luck, yet also no physical pain.

As: As long as you have no history of eardrum perforation, the simplest thing to do is buy a baby bulb syringe, fill it with luke warm water, and self-irrigate the ear in a dependent position. This usually works after the wax has been softened by a cerumenolytic medication (debrox). If this doesn't work have your pcp or ENT physician take a look. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use rubbing alcohol on a cut numerous times while pregnant?

Is it safe to use rubbing alcohol on a cut numerous times while pregnant?

No need to: You should clean the cut only once and then put on a band-aid. There is no benefit to putting rubbing alcohol multiple times. Using rubbing alcohol excessively will delay healing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to smell rubbing alcohol while pregnant sometimes?

Is it safe to smell rubbing alcohol while pregnant sometimes?

Probably but why?: You should maximize the changes for your developing baby. Smelling organic chemicals like rubbing alcohol is unlikely to cause a problem but why take the risk? Stop this and wait until after delivery. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use rubbing alcohol on my face for acne while pregnant. I have been using it a few times a week but now I'm worried it may cause problem?

Is it safe to use rubbing alcohol on my face for acne while pregnant. I have been using it a few times a week but now I'm worried it may cause problem?

Shouldn't: As a general rule no liquid/lotion/ointment you put on your skin has anything absorbed to a degree it would enter the blood. If it doesn't enter the blood it can't get to baby. Rubbing alcohol is a drying agent and I can't see how it would benefit anyone with acne. Some use it as a mild cleanser & then moisturize. ...Read more

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19 weeks pregnant. I saw a bug on the couch, maybe first bed bug. Freaked out and sprayed the couch with rubbing alcohol. Strong smell, is it safe?

19 weeks pregnant. I saw a bug on the couch, maybe first bed bug. Freaked out and sprayed the couch with rubbing alcohol. Strong smell, is it safe?

Chemicals/pregnant: Air out the room or go into another room, a single episode for a short period should not be an issue. For the future get some N-99 particle masks at home depot and ventilate to room (open window, fan) or have someone else do this if occurs regularly (hopefully it will not happen again-). Don't worry. ...Read more

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I am 9 weeks pregnant and have poison ivy all over my arms and legs. Is it safe to apply rubbing alcohol 91% to the affected areas?

I am 9 weeks pregnant and have poison ivy all over my arms and legs. Is it safe to apply rubbing alcohol 91% to the affected areas?

Ineffective: This will not help the itching or rash, and it is likely to cause a lot of pain. Poison ivy reactions are to the oil of the plant's leaves. A few products, like Zanfel, claim to bind the oil. It's not absorbed internally, so it's likely safe in pregnancy. Topical steroids can help too, without harming the baby. See a doctor for evaluation and a prescription. But please don't use the alcohol. ...Read more

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What is rubbing alcohol used for?

Rubbing alcohol: It is used as a skin cleaner and disinfectant. ...Read more

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Why is rubbing alcohol good for pain?

Topical, right?: I am assuming you mean topically during massage. Rubbing alocohol can do a couple of things to help get a massage deeper into muscles or relax them. First, the temper change and sensation on nerve endings in your skin can help muscles relax. Second, the alcohol acts as a varying lubricant on your skin that changes through out the massage that allows different pressure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can be used instead of rubbing alcohol for piercings?

Multiple treatments: Consider hibiclens (a surgical scrub) or hydrogen peroxide as alternatives. Ask your physician for more details and if it's infected you may need to have it removed or to take antibiotics. ...Read more