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Is Washing Hands Enough To Keep Ringworm From Spreading
Does radiation stay on your skin and clothes?Can you wash it off by washing your hands?If it is from household items that could be radioactive?Explain
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
Is washing clothes by hand with water and soap and hanging it in the sun for a few hours sufficient to kill hiv ?
Is it possible that touching the anus/genitals then mouth without washing hands perpetuate infection?
Without: A doubt this activity can potentiate infection. Hand hygeine is most important in all settings. ...Read more
How to wash ringworm on chest?i wash it only with cold water.i dont want it to spread and when i wash,the water from it touches skin around the rash.
Does the foam that soap makes when washing hands countains bacteria and dirty? If fall in my sleeves will be contaminated?
I have genital herpes. Is washing my dirty towels in cold water and detergent enough infection control to protect my roommate?
Yes: As long as you have no direct skin to skin contact and don't share wet washclothes, you are fine. For more info: www.AskYourGynecologist.org ...Read more
See below:: Washing with soap & water is proven to be best way of minimizing the transfer of bugs (germs) from one surface to another, or from one person to another. These bugs are everywhere and under nails, so frequent washing helps to minimize the risk of transmitting infection. Some people normally carry the staph germs on their skin/under nails. By touching anything/anybody can pass bugs to your hands. ...Read more
Possibly: Depends on soap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Skin on hand peeling from hand washing; how long to grow back?
Is it safe to handle sensitive objects or should I wait for skin to grow back?
It's everywhere: There are hundreds of types of staph, and they are absolutely everywhere. All over your skin, mouth, rectum, walls, surfaces, air, everywhere. Staph is often infectious through some type of break in the skin. Be well. ...Read more
Does radiation stay on your skin? Can you wash it off by washing your hands? If it is from household items that could be radioactive?
Yes and no: Radiation from xrays or radiation therapy does not stay on your skin. It is an energy ray that goes through and keeps on going. There are sources of radioactivity like radioactive iodine, or cobalt, barium or cesium and other isotopes used in medicine for diagnosis and treatment. These could get on skin and contaminate, but in simple circumstances can be washed away. Nothing at home should be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is washing one's hands with cold water and soap (or even just rinsing them with cold water) a sufficient means of removing any semen residue on hands?
Its a good start.: Wash thoroughly with warm water and soap. Typically about 5 minutes should clean the hands. ...Read more
Is it bad 2 get soapy washing up liquid on your clothes & skin?Can you let it dry without wiping it off or is it bad to be exposed to the chemicals?
Ringworm seems to be persisting and spreading with help from a teddy bear. Teddy is old and fragile. Can I freeze him to kill the fungus & spores?
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