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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol kill sperm cells on my hands immediately on contact? Will it kill all of them? How fast does it kill them?
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?
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
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
No: Rub hands well so they are dry. ...Read more
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