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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?
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
I got a puncture wound on my foot from the wire on a tomato cage. I washed with soap, poured peroxide on it and put a bandage. What else should I do?
Keep an eye on it: Also make sure your tetanus is up to date. You should make sure that the wound does not become infected - so look for signs of redness, pain and swelling. It also helps to have a physician look at it to make sure that you do not need to get on antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I eat soap and wanted to know what risks im taking I love the taste and I've been doing it 4 a long time now?
Depends on amount: Soap is not designed to be eaten but does dissolve in wet locations, so likely will cause bodily damage, depending on the amount eaten per day, the duration of the habit, and the type of chemicals in the soap. The eating of non-food items is not "normal", so should be evaluated by a primary care doctor. Referral to a psychologist or psychiatrist may help, if one is unable to stop eating objects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Facial soap: Ideally then, facial skin should not come in contact with soap or hot water so that the natural ph level of the skin, which is slightly acidic at 4 to 4.5, is not disturbed. Leaving the acidity of the skin intact protects it not only from dryness, but also from blemishes and irritations that might come from invading bacteria. The skin has its own protective shield, regular soap can cause damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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