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Why is there so much concern over germs with people that they are making things worse using antibacterial lotions and soap?

Why is there so much concern over germs with people that they are making things worse using antibacterial lotions and soap?

Great question!: The obsession with antibacterial products and soaps is not healthy. When i recently failed to find a baby crib that was not "antibacterial, " i knew we'd gone way too far. We're creating generations of asthmatic kids with no immunity to common microbes. We should not strive for operating room-like sterility in our daily lives! soap and water is enough. ...Read more

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I'm obsessed with getting sick from pink eye. It is making me clean everything that i use with alcohol and bactericide soap, this is really necessary?

I'm obsessed with getting sick from pink eye. It is making me clean everything that i use with alcohol and bactericide soap, this is really necessary?

Not needed: It sounds like someone near to you has had pink eye/ This usually clears up in 3-10 days depending upon the virus. One treatment of anything that person has touched will prevent an infection from spreading. Pink eye at its worst is uncomfortable but not dangerous. ...Read more

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What is a SOAP note?

What is a SOAP note?

Medical Note: S= subjective, O = Objective, A = Assessment & T = Plan. ...Read more

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How does oilatum soap work?

Soap: All soaps work essentially the same way. They are a fat/oil mixed with color, fragrance or not. They can be harsh or gentle. Oilatum is gentle and leaves an oil based moisturizer on your skin. Most people love it. ...Read more

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Savon soap is good for face?

Savon soap is good for face?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Best antiacne soap in market?

Best antiacne soap in market?

Soap not the answer: Acne is a major chronic disease that in spite of what anybody may have told you is not the result of your diet or your poor hygiene. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only thing you can buy yourself that can do much. Failing this, get with your physician. The oral contraceptive pill, a topical agent like clindamycin, or something stronger will be able to clear you -- depends on what's right for you. ...Read more

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Is lava soap good for the face?

Is lava soap good for the face?

Sometimes: Lava soap has abrasive inclusions which can help remove deeply seated deposits on the skin. The face is a little delicate and may respond with reddening and tingling. Lava soap was designed mostly for use on the hands. But an occasional scrub with lava soap on the face should do not harm. ...Read more