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Is it true that 3 squirts of hand sanitizer can kill a child?

Is it true that 3 squirts of hand sanitizer can kill a child?

Ingested toxin: The hs in my office are gell forms of ethyl alcohol with a variety of additives that make them un palatable. If injested , this product could lower blood sugar in an infant but would not likely do much else. If the particular sanitizer were a form of wood alcohol (methanol) ingestion of small amounts could be deadly. Surface application of these products is benign but does dry the skin over time. ...Read more

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Is it true that humans use 5% of their potential brain power? if this is true what would happen when using more, or even 100%?

Is it true that humans use 5% of their potential brain power? if this is true what would happen when using more, or even 100%?

It's a "guesstimate": This number is out there to communicate to people that the human brain is POWERFUL! If you surveyed 100 neuroscientists about this question the answer would vary a lot!! The point is the brain's capacity, for most of us, is limitless. Speculating on what the world would be like if we used our brains' full capacity is a fascinating topic but it is, truly, unanswerable. Go in good health:) ...Read more

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I know this is the weirdest question ever but... Can someone use hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol to wipe themselves with after a bowel movement ?

I know this is the weirdest question ever but... Can someone use hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol to wipe themselves with after a bowel movement ?

Yes and no: Well, yes, you can use it in that area. However, you may not like how the area feels after you do it. Not sure what you are trying to treat but there is likely a much more humane way of treating yourself. ...Read more

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Is it true that using hand sanitizer leads to superbugs and supergerms like MRSA?

Is it true that using hand sanitizer leads to superbugs and supergerms like MRSA?

False: Hand sanitizer is based on alcohol which is a physical antimicrobial and thus the usual kind of resistance does not appear - it would be like balloons getting resistant to pins. ...Read more

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I'm concerned. At a friend's house the handle of a cooking pot which is rubber started to burn. How harmful is it to inhale that smell??

I'm concerned. At a friend's house the handle of a cooking pot which is rubber started to burn. How harmful is it to inhale that smell??

Not very: Burning rubber can release toxins and irritants for the respiratory mucosa, however, the degree of exposure described is unlikely to cause significant problems for an otherwise healthy person. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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So it is true that isopropyl alcohol will kill 100% sperm in hand after ejaculation?

So it is true that isopropyl alcohol will kill 100% sperm in hand after ejaculation?

Possible...: Yes, 100% of sperms will be killed depending on how soon one take a look at the semen under microscope. Giving time, it kills all. But what is your practical point of concerns in this question, about pregnancy or infection? I love to chat with you over www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with keycode of RQPWJC. ...Read more

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Is it true that a plastic bottle of water left in the sun will release dioxins and is particularly bad for woman to drink?

Is it true that a plastic bottle of water left in the sun will release dioxins and is particularly bad for woman to drink?

Yes: The issue it that chemicals are released into the water from the plastic in the bottle that have be shown to be carcinogenic. Breast cancer comes to mind as one type that may be related to the exposure of this chemical. ...Read more

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3 little dogs go potty in the house every day. There is an awful smell because of it. Will that harm someone's lungs that has pneaumonia.

3 little dogs go potty in the house every day. There is an awful smell because of it. Will that harm someone's lungs that has pneaumonia.

No: The smell of dogs bowel movements should not truly affect pneumonia, but in and of itself, sound somewhat unsanitary. You may want to get a better system in place to confine the dog poop and curtail the smell as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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There is a disease it is like a water bag in the middle of the brain that is caused by early born i want to know is it dangerous or deadly ? thank u

There is a disease it is like a water bag in the middle of the brain that is caused by early born 
i want to know is it dangerous or deadly ? thank u

Hydrocephalus: You may be describing hydrocephalus, a neurologic condition when the fluid of the brain and spinal canal (CSF) fills up abnormally large spaces in the brain (ventricles), creating pressure on the brain tissue. Some people are born with it (congenital) as a result of genetic or developmental defect. Others develop it later from injury or disease. The condition is often treated surgically. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous if someone consumes an entire bottle of orajel maximum strength liquid?? What would the most serious symptoms be?

Is it dangerous if someone consumes an entire bottle of orajel maximum strength liquid??  What would the most serious symptoms be?

MSDS: The Material Safety Data Sheet for the product can be found at the below link: http://secure.cooperbooth.com/datasheets/642405.pdf ...Read more

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If someone is smoking marijuana in the same house as a 3 month old baby and and the baby inhales the second hand smoke how can it affect the baby?

If someone is smoking marijuana in the same house as a 3 month old baby and and the baby inhales the second hand smoke how can it affect the baby?

Yes: and you need to keep the baby safe by prohibiting such use in the house. Senjay Gupta, MD has been narrating a program on the pros and cons with marijuana in CNN the past few days. Hope you can catch the re-runs. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use a lot of hand sanitizer ?

Is it bad to use a lot of hand sanitizer ?

Dry skin: Sanitizers usually have some alcohol in them that can dry your skin , so use a moisturizer on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What can happen after my eye is rubbed with hand which is dirty with food addictive sodium meta bisulphite?

What can happen after my eye is rubbed with hand which is dirty with food addictive sodium meta bisulphite?

Irritation: Irrigate with water or saline and be checked if you have pain or vision changes. All the best and wear gloves. ...Read more

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A concentration of 0.01 % co is lethal. How is it possible to smoke a cigarette and not die immediately?

A concentration of 0.01 % co is lethal. How is it possible to smoke a cigarette and not die immediately?

Apples to oranges: Your concentration is looking at the measurement in the air that is being breathed. And it makes a great difference the concentration as it exists in the body. Obviously the amount delivered in cigarettes is less than immediately lethal. It does however attach to red blood cells and stays till they die reducing oxygen deliver to the tissues of the body. ...Read more

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Is it true that palmatic acid or palm oil turn into soap in the digestive tract of babies? Is it OK to eat palm oil during pregnancy?

Is it true that palmatic acid or palm oil turn into soap in the digestive tract of babies?  Is it OK to eat  palm oil during pregnancy?

Palm oil : Palm oil got its bad reputation as a highly saturated fat and should be eaten only in moderation at any time, not just during pregnancy. It will not turn into soap in the digestive tracts of infants. It is an oil that is used for making soap, so I guess that is where this rumour was started. ...Read more

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What is the chemical/preservative used in the stool sample collection tubes? It says not to drink because it's poison but I inhaled it by accident?

What is the chemical/preservative used in the stool sample collection tubes? It says not to drink because it's poison but I inhaled it by accident?

No harm: Accidental, transient inhalation of the preservative is not likely to cause any harm. 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. 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. ...Read more

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Is it okay to occasionally use hand sanitizer that contains triclosan?

Is it okay to occasionally use hand sanitizer that contains triclosan?

Triclosan: According to the fda, there are no additional benefits to having triclosan in health, beauty and household products in preventing infection as compared to products that do not contain it. So far triclosan is not known to be harmful to humans but there are some animal studies that show harm. There is also a question of whether it may cause bacterial resistance. ...Read more

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Is it true that 3 squirts of hand sanitizer can kill a child?

Ingested toxin: The hs in my office are gell forms of ethyl alcohol with a variety of additives that make them un palatable. If injested , this product could lower blood sugar in an infant but would not likely do much else. If the particular sanitizer were a form of wood alcohol (methanol) ingestion of small amounts could be deadly. Surface application of these products is benign but does dry the skin over time. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer work as good or better in germ killing than regular hand washing?

Does hand sanitizer work as good or better in germ killing than regular hand washing?

I think so: There are two factors, one mechanical and the other is chemical , hand washing dose mostly the mechanical one and the hand sanitizer do mainly the chemical one, it better to do them both. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer kill Ebola virus?

Does hand sanitizer kill Ebola virus?

No: It doesn't kill but does help prevent its spread. See Healthtap blog on the Ebola virus. ...Read more

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Can hand sanitizer kill or inactivate rabies virus?

Can hand sanitizer kill or inactivate rabies virus?

Killing Rabies virus: Unfortunately hand sanitizers are not effective against Rabies virus, while they may be useful in others and many bacteria. Household bleach is more effective against Rabies virus, as it is against many other viral and bacterial agents, including staph infections. One way to make an effective solution is to mix 1/2 cup of household bleach in a gallon of water for spraying or washing with. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer kill viruses on hands such as hcv hvb or hiv?

Does hand sanitizer kill viruses on hands such as hcv hvb or hiv?

Hand sanitizers: As long as the product contains at least 60% alcohol it should kill most bacteria and some viruses. Hand sanitizers won't work on dirty or greasy hands. SEE http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/show-me-the-science-hand-sanitizer.html or http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/innovation_quality_patient_care/areas_expertise/infections_complications/hand_hygiene/why_wipes.html Good luck ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on my hands as soon as I apply it?

Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on my hands as soon as I apply it?

Should: Washing your hands thoroughly should have the same effects. Hand sanitizer should work. Sperm lives very briefly outside the body. ...Read more

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Can hand sanitizer kill sperm cells on my hands immediately on contact? Will it kill all of them? How fast does it kill them?

Can hand sanitizer kill sperm cells on my hands immediately on contact? Will it kill all of them? How fast does it kill them?

Here are some...: What you described may suggest personal anxiety to get pregnant. As to possible sperms-killing effect of sanitizer spread, I'm afraid of no specific study being done to address your Q. Nonetheless, the described scenario and what you did would give sperms almost no odd to fertilize an egg in considering the specific and fastidious requirements for sperm survival. More? Ask doc timely... ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol kill bacteria in a wound?

Does hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol kill bacteria in a wound?

Not indicated use: Hand sanitizer is for intact skin. Putting it on a wound (not intact skin) would burn and sting. Better choice wound be to wash wound with mild soap and water, pat dry, hair dryer the wound and cover with dry gauze. Ok to check with your doc or wound clinic. ...Read more

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Is washing my hands 4 times,wiping my hands with alcohol prep pads,using fingernail polish remover under my nails&hand sanitizer enough to kill sprem?

Is washing my hands 4 times,wiping my hands with alcohol prep pads,using fingernail polish remover under my nails&hand sanitizer enough to kill sprem?

OCD: you are going way overboard with the washing, this is getting in the obsessive compulsive range. Why do you feel the need to do all these things, do you have other compulsions? If so you need to see a professional about this. Washing your hands once with soap and water was enough. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on hands? (70% ethyl alcohol, purpose antimicrobial)

Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on hands? (70% ethyl alcohol, purpose antimicrobial)

Yes,...: Despite no specific study, commonsense would firmly support the sperm-killing ability of sanitizer. So, yes. Nonetheless, follow the current available recommendations to safeguard practice of safe sex so to lessen unnecessary and unwanted anxiety and fear. ...Read more

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Can hand sanitizer kill the Herpes Simplex-1 virus when applied to hands or inanimate objects that are contaminated with it. Can disinfectant sprays?

Can hand sanitizer kill the Herpes Simplex-1 virus when applied to hands or inanimate objects that are contaminated with it. Can disinfectant sprays?

It helps ....: While anti-bacterial hand sanitizer doesn't kill viruses, using it will help protect you from becoming infected. Alcohol based products may be especially helpful as alcohol can destabilize a viral cell membrane. Disinfectant sprays would have limited use for this purpose. Good wishes:) ...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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Baby and kid hand sanitizer information?

Baby and kid hand sanitizer information?

Be careful: If children's swallow these agent they could be harmful to the child and end up in er. ...Read more

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Is it true that using hand sanitizer leads to superbugs and supergerms like MRSA?

False: Hand sanitizer is based on alcohol which is a physical antimicrobial and thus the usual kind of resistance does not appear - it would be like balloons getting resistant to pins. ...Read more

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