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Doctor insights on: Isopropyl Alcohol Uses

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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 ?

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

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Is it safe to use 3% hydrogen peroxide and 99% isopropyl alcohol on a wound?

Wound: you can use hydrogen peroxide to cleanse your wound or you can use rubbing alcohol but you may want to use one or the other, not both together ...Read more

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What affects does inhaling isopropyl alcohol have on a fetus? I use it everyday as a disinfectant when i give myself insulin .

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 more

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Is using isopropyl alcohol on a big wound considered safe?

Is using isopropyl alcohol on a big wound considered safe?

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

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Can you please explain why isopropyl alcohol is harmful to the skin?

Can you please explain why isopropyl alcohol is harmful to the skin?

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

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Swan isopropyl alcohol 99 msds is made of?

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

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Could you tell me what are side effects of drinking isopropyl alcohol?

Could you tell me what are side effects of drinking isopropyl alcohol?

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

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What side effects are commonly associated with drinking isopropyl alcohol?

What side effects are commonly associated with drinking isopropyl alcohol?

Toxic alcohol: Drinking rubbing alcohol cause vomitting, stomach cramps, severe drownsiness which can lead to coma and death! ...Read more

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Could prolonged/frequent exposure to isopropyl alcohol on your skin be absorbed and affect your liver?

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

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Which of these kills microbes faster, 3% hydrogen peroxide or 70% isopropyl alcohol? I am considering them as alternative cleaners around the house.

Killing bacteria: Hydrogen peroxide is useless for the purpose that you describe. It is good for removing blood. Alcohol will kill bacteria. However, a few drops of bleach in a cup of water would do better than the others. ...Read more

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Does isopropyl alcohol heal your ear?

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

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Why does prolonged skin contact with isopropyl alcohol cause eczema and sensitivity?

Why does prolonged skin contact with isopropyl alcohol cause eczema and sensitivity?

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

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Is it okay to rub isopropyl alcohol on head for razor bumps? Will it be able to dry out the razor bumps?

Not effective: Best to use non alcohol containing facial moisturizer. Also shaving with, not against the direction of hair growth can reduce irritation from shaving as well. Softening hair with warm, moist towel prior to shaving or shaving in shower also helpful. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Blood alcohol: There us no way rubbing alcohol on your skin can lead to a blood alcohol level that is three tines the legal limit and nearly high enough to cause death. ...Read more