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Doctor insights on: Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol

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Does inhaling isopropyl alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Does inhaling isopropyl alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

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

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Does rubbing alcohol kill botulism?

Does rubbing alcohol kill botulism?

Not really: Botulism is caused by a toxin produced by a particular germ clostridium botulinum, most commonly found in canned foods that have gone bad (often the can fills with gas and expands). Since the illness is produced by a toxin that has already been made, killing the germ, whether with alcohol, bleaches or whatever does not reduce the toxin already made. Avoiding food from damaged cans is key. ...Read more

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Does rubbing alcohol kill dry precum ?

Does rubbing alcohol kill dry precum ?

Pre-Cum: Pre-cum is semen. It houses fresh sperm. Are you asking if rubbing alcohol can or should kill sperm? If one has precum on their penis one can wash this with soap and water. I would not recommend putting rubbing alcohol on the penis skin. If you meant something else please ask again. ...Read more

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Will using rubbing alcohol burn the virus?

Will using rubbing alcohol burn the virus?

Which virus?: I don't know which virus you're asking about, or what you intend to do with the rubbing alcohol. ...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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Should hydrogen peroxide or isopropyl alcohol destroy herpes simplex 1?

No: Once you have the virus, it lives in your nerves. Some people rarely or never have outbreaks of sores but nothing at present can destroy it. There are prescription meds your dentist or md can give to reduce frequency of outbreaks & reduce the time the outbreaks last, however. ...Read more

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Can I use rubbing alcohol for poison ivy?

Can I use rubbing alcohol for poison ivy?

Not advised: It would be ill advised to use rubbing alcohol on poison ivy, as this can lead to significant pain and irritation. ...Read more

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Isopropyl, methyl alcohol, ethanol all the same?

Isopropyl, methyl alcohol, ethanol all the same?

Definitely not: Isopropyl alcohol, also called rubbing alcohol, is used as a common topical disinfectant for cut and scrapes. Methyl alcohol (also called methanol) is used in chemistry to make other substances in industry as well as a fuel. Ethanol is the form of alcohol found in beer, wine, and other alcoholic beverages. You never ever want to consume methanol as it is extremely dangerous and can cause blindness. ...Read more

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Is rubbing alcohol (ethyl or isopropyl) strong enough to damage plastic lens of eyeglasses?

Is rubbing alcohol (ethyl or isopropyl) strong enough to damage plastic lens of eyeglasses?

Generally not: the plastic lenses of eyeglasses from reputable dealers will not be damaged by rubbing alcohol although some frames might be susceptible. Lenses from ordinary retail sources might be made of cheaper plastic and be damaged. However it is always best to clean the lenses with a microfiber cloth and use dish soap if the soil is heavy. ...Read more

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Methylated spirit safe as rubbing alcohol?

Methylated spirit safe as rubbing alcohol?

No.: It is safe for camp stoves and camp lanterns. It makes a good cleaning agent,scratch remover, cleaning electronic equipment. Always wash hands after handling methylated spirits. ...Read more

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Does rubbing alcohol on your penis damage it?

Thanks for asking!: It will dry skin on the shaft and be an irritant to the meatus most surgical preps have a high concentration of alcoholbut are mixed other non-stringent compounds. ...Read more

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Can eyeglass cleaner with isopropyl alcohol cause eczema on the eyelids?

Can eyeglass cleaner with isopropyl alcohol cause eczema on the eyelids?

Unlikely.: See a dermatologist. It is unusual to get eczema on your eyelids, so it should be thoroughly investigated. A rash from topical products would not be eczema. Instead it would be a contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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What is rubbing alcohol used for?

What is rubbing alcohol used for?

Rubbing alcohol : It is used as a skin cleaner and disinfectant. ...Read more