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Isopropyl Alcohol On Skin
Is it possible to get a bac level of. 219 from rubbing isopropyl alcohol on skin. If so how much alcohol and for how long?
How do I soothe isopropyl alcohol-irritated skin? What will get rid of the discoloration fast? I used it to try to get rid of pimples.
Could prolonged/frequent exposure to isopropyl alcohol on your skin be absorbed and affect your liver?
Isopropyl alcohol: Definitely some isopropyl alcohol absorbs through the skin when applied- usually for medical uses. Fortunately, however, you need very large doses for toxicity to develop. Your liver can certainly handle the trace amounts that may come through the skin from hand sanitizers and the like. Even over the long term, I wouldn't worry too much. Drinking alcohol (any) would have far more of an affect. ...Read more
Isopropyl alcohol irritated my sensitive skin. I used an acne treatment that had 91% in it and made my two pimples look like big discolored bug bites!?
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The alcohol: Isopropyl alcohol contains just that, alcohol. Alcohol is extremely drying and kills germs on your hands by disolving their membranes. Your skin cells have membranes too. ...Read more
The alcohol: Isopropyl alcohol contains just that, alcohol. Alcohol is extremely drying and kills germs on your hands by disolving their membranes. Your cells have membranes too. ...Read more
Is it okay to rub isopropyl alcohol on head for razor bumps? Will it be able to dry out the razor bumps?
Isopropyl Alcohol: Here is the msds for the product: http://www. Officedepot. Com/pdf/msds/877218.Pdf. It consists of pure isopropyl alcohol and deionized water. Are you experiencing a skin reaction to it? Ia is a powerful drying agent and can irritate the skin. Topical corticosteroid creme can help. If this doesn't clear up, consult your dermatologist. Of course, you should never ingest isopropyl alcohol! ...Read more
Not the best: Initially clean with betadine, then daily dress with a less caustic medicine. Daily application of even hydrogen peroxide causes tissue destruction and retards natural healing. Best to see a doctor, at least once, and get a good treatment regemin so you will heal as fast and safely as possible. Your pharmacist can be of help as well. ...Read more
Horrible: The international programme on chemical safety, says ingesting isopropyl alcohol can be lethal (8 oz lethal -adult & 3 oz lethal- child). It can cause vomiting, seizures, loss of consciousness & respiratory problems. Isoproply alcohol would only be consumed by someone who was stupid or someone who was suicidal. If are considering suicide - please go to your nearest er for help. ...Read more
Can I clean razor blades with isopropyl alcohol? I bought gillete Mac 3 disposable razors. Should I throw that razor away or use it till it's dull?
OK to keep using it: Disposable razors are designed and intended to be used repeatedly until they become too dull, and probably almost all men do it that way, without cleaning or disinfecting them. If you have no obvious skin infection in the shaved area, and if the razors are not shared with other persons, there is no health risk. ...Read more
I had strep so can I disinfect my lipsticks with 91% isopropyl alcohol to keep from throwing away my lipsticks?
No: Sorry that won't work. Recommend throwing them away. Dr. R ...Read more
Would 70% isopropyl alcohol be a sufficiently effective cleaner for toilets, plungers and other surfaces contaminated with fecal matter?
Probably but: Not the intended use for isopropyl alcohol. A bleach containing product is better ...Read more
Which of these kills microbes faster, 3% hydrogen peroxide or 70% isopropyl alcohol? I am considering them as alternative cleaners around the house.
Dry it off, or shower and remove.
Surface should be fine. ...Read more
Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Can you please tell me if it's less dangerous to smell alcohol wipes then a cotton ball soaked in isopropyl alcohol?
No: Either one basically gives off similar fumes and produces the same effects - killing brain cells. You are basically engaged in a type of huffing. There is no good side to this except to feed a compulsion/addiction you have, so I would seek out psychological evaluation and treatment to help you overcome this habit. ...Read more
I was just curious...I noticed isopropyl alcohol is one of the added ingredients in betaderm scalp lotion. What is the isopropyl alcohol added for?
Relax: It is a common solvent. It will not hurt you. Do not drink it. ...Read more
I use a isopropyl alcohol spray on my hair for oiliness every second day, would that test positive in an alcohol hair strand test?
Why do they say not to put isopropyl alcohol on large areas of the body? I got some on my chest and stomach, and now I'm really worried it absorbed.
Not to worry: Do not drink it - that is the risk. The absorption from topical application of these areas is little from your brief exposure. Drinking it is where the risk is. ...Read more
I Inhaled some isopropyl alcohol while removing hair extensions and some got on my scalp. I feel strange now, is it dangerous?
Fresh air: Always try to work in a well ventilated area when working with volatile liquids. Go get some fresh air for about 20 - 30 minutes and you should be fine. ...Read more
I got 70% isopropyl alcohol in my eye, just a drop or two. It burned for 20 or 30 seconds and now I seem fine. Do I need to see an optomitrist?
I dropped a temp. Dental crown down the sink and retrieved it. Will washing with soap)water and soaking it in 91% isopropyl alcohol disinfect it well?
Disinfect: It will disinfect it but it won't sterilize it. I recommend you get a new one as soon as possible from your own dentist. At least call and ask what to do. Your dentist has better disinfection methods anyway. ...Read more
Rubbing alcohol?: I'm not sure whether you mean an accidental sniff while using this rubbing alcohol, or purposefully breathing it in? If it's the latter, please stop now and get help! You're risking your respiratory system, your brain, your liver, and your life. Inhaled alcohol gets into your bloodstream and is delivered through your placenta. Yes, this could harm your baby including fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more
A drop of isopropyl alcohol got into my eye last night. I washed it out and took my contacts out right after. Do I need to go to the ER?
Not if no pain now: You did exactly the right thing and if there were any damage you'd know about it by now. ...Read more
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