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Is it safer to take your own purell or use restroom soap when on a car ride?

Is it safer to take your own purell or use restroom soap when on a car ride?

Unclear question: Using a bar soap is certainly not sanitary. If there is a dispenser, that is better. Purell doesn't remove particles and debris. Handwashing and rinsing does. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hand sanitizer instead of soap and water after going to the bathroom?

Is it safe to use hand sanitizer instead of soap and water after going to the bathroom?

Yes: It is effective in killing many of the organisms that you take care of with handwashing, however, it is better to wash them for around 20 seconds making sure you get the tips as well as around the fingers if given a choice. ...Read more

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Does handwashing with soap and water work better than hand sanitizer?

Does handwashing with soap and water work better than hand sanitizer?

Depends: I think both are adequate as long as they are done correctly. I am not sure there has been a lot of studies in this area but I do know that soap and water is better for one particular bacteria called C. dificile- the main things are time and contact so that the whole hand gets covered and the rubbing helps get bacteria off the hands ...Read more

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What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

To actually wash : Stuff off of hands- soap and water. The hand sanitizer just kills germs - it isn't designed for removing gunk off of hands. ...Read more

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I had gonnorrhea, and used sex toys without realizing I had gonnorrhea . After I got treated, I used my sex toy again, but put hand sanitizer all over because I didn't have soap, help me out. Will I get infected again ? Help

I had gonnorrhea, and used sex toys without realizing I had gonnorrhea . After I got treated, I used my sex toy again, but put hand sanitizer all over because I didn't have soap, help me out. Will I get infected again ? Help

Get tested: Alwsys use soap and warm watter after each use of toys . Bacteria exposed to outside body most likely is dead and re infection is unlikely. But to be 100 % sure - test of cure is good idea anyway afzer about 4 weeks from previous treatment .Also make sure ypur all sexual contacts get tested. ...Read more

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Child scratched me after swam in dirty pool, broke skin, little blood. Hand sanitizer, washed 5 min w/ soap. How long to know it's not infected? Days?

Child scratched me after swam in dirty pool, broke skin, little blood. Hand sanitizer, washed 5 min w/ soap. How long to know it's not infected? Days?

Couple of days: If it does not become, red, swollen or painful by a couple of days since the incident, you should be okay. You may apply Neosporin ointment to the wound. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How can I clean my hands to test my blood sugar if no soap is available? Can I use hand sanitizer and rinse it off with water from my water bottle?

How can I clean my hands to test my blood sugar if no soap is available?  Can I use hand sanitizer and rinse it off with water from my water bottle?

Hand sanitizer: Using hand sanitizer when no soap or water is available is reasonable. No need to rinse it off as it will evaporate while rubbing the skin. Hand sanitizer contains alcohol similar to what is used before blood draws. ...Read more

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When I use the restroom and wipe myself I can see little brown specs of some type of dirt ? Dryness with sex . No odor or weird discharges or itchiness. I am very clean. No perfumes or soaps are used on her beside vagisil for ph balance. And I also take p

When I use the restroom and wipe myself I can see little brown specs of some type of dirt ? Dryness with sex . No odor or weird discharges or itchiness. I am very clean. No perfumes or soaps are used on her beside vagisil for ph balance. And I also take p

Examination: I would schedule a visit so a doctor can do an exam to try and determine what you are seeing and what might be causing it. Old blood could have the appearance of dirt. I do not think it is dirt otherwise it would simply come off when you bathed ...Read more

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Is dial antibacterial bathing soap safe? I take 3 showers a day and use or excessively.

Is dial antibacterial bathing soap safe? I take 3 showers a day and use or excessively.

Dry skin: Dial was the first company to sell antibacterial soap in the us. It is a deodorant soap- it can be quite drying. I would be concerned that your skin would become overly drying if washing this often with this soap. ...Read more

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Is Marie France Kojic Soap safe to use for hyperpigmentation. What are some safe medications I can take to lighten black areas?

Is Marie France Kojic Soap safe to use for hyperpigmentation.  What are some safe medications I can take to lighten black areas?

Dunno: In general hyper pigmentation involves an increased number of melanocytes or activity of those cells and soap just cleans the top layer of skin cells. I would go see a top dermatologist and discuss management issues with him/her. ...Read more

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I hit a raccoon with my car and touched the piece that hit it. I didn't have any open wounds and immediately used Purell. Could I have rabies?

I hit a raccoon with my car and touched the piece that hit it. I didn't have any open wounds and immediately used Purell. Could I have rabies?

No: The most common mode of rabies transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected animal. Rarely transmission has been documented through contamination of mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth), through air/aerosol transmission, or organ transplantation. No worries with brief touch of intact skin with unknown status animal. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Is it safe to use purell on your testes?

Is it safe to use purell on your testes?

Don't recommend it.: The skin of the scrotum is robust enough for a skin cleanser like purell, but i would advise against it as an overly moist environment can actually worsen hygeine of the male genitals. Purell is unlikely to be effective at preventing urinary tract and sexually transmitted infections. Clean and dry is best for the area. ...Read more

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Will hand sanitizer make someone drunk? Is it safe? If not why not?

Will hand sanitizer make someone drunk? Is it safe? If not why not?

It makes one dead: The alcohol component in many hand sanitizers is not safe for human consumption and may cause fatal reactions. ...Read more

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Is hand sanitizer safe to use around babies, even getting some on the babies?

Is hand sanitizer safe to use around babies, even getting some on the babies?

Wash your hjands: Besides alcohol, the santizers have other chemicals. Best to wash hands properly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hand sanitizer with alcohol when pregnant?

Is it safe to use hand sanitizer with alcohol when pregnant?

Probably OK: The use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers is probably ok during pregnancy as long as it is used sparingly. Tiny amounts of the alcohol can get absorbed through the skin but this is at nearly non-detectable levels if used sparingly. ...Read more

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Why am i so paranoid about germs? Wherever i go i take massive bottles of hand sanitizer, hand wipes and plastic bags to put the wipes in.

Why am i so paranoid about germs? Wherever i go i take massive bottles of hand sanitizer, hand wipes and plastic bags to put the wipes in.

OCD: Sounds like you have a touch of obsessive-compulsive disorder. This is a medical/psychiatric condition where your body perceives an increased risk of harm (in your case from germs), so your body is trying to protect itself. This abnormal thought process can often be managed with medication, therapy or a combination of both. Treatment can be very effective! ...Read more