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Isopropyl Alcohol Uses
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 use a isopropyl alcohol spray on my hair for oiliness every second day, would that test positive in an alcohol hair strand test?
What affects does inhaling isopropyl alcohol have on a fetus? I use it everyday as a disinfectant when i give myself insulin .
If only this use: If you're only meaning this type of use where you don't have to inhale deeply, you will probably not be harming yourself or your baby. Some people purposefully inhale this alcohol to get intoxicated -- and this kind of use could harm both you and your baby. I suggest you avoid breathing it in at all, if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i use rite aid's first aid antiseptic to clean new ear piercings? it says 91% isopropyl alcohol.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
Which of these kills microbes faster, 3% hydrogen peroxide or 70% isopropyl alcohol? I am considering them as alternative cleaners around the house.
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
Is it okay to rub isopropyl alcohol on head for razor bumps? Will it be able to dry out the razor bumps?
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