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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?

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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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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Are colored toilet soaps harmful?

Are colored toilet soaps harmful?

NO: Not unlesss you are allergic to soaps or coloring. ...Read more

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Where can I but phisoderm soap?

Where can I but phisoderm soap?

Phisoderm: Check your local pharmacy or store chain that has facial cleansers. ...Read more

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Do soaps reflect real life problems?

Do soaps reflect real life problems?

Sometimes.: A number of day-time soap operas have made an attempt to encorporate issues that are prevalent in our society (hiv positivity, gay life style, suicidality etc.). However, hystrionics is what many find entertaining - so there is a lot of that too. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of lux soap?

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

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What is benefit of a musk brand of soap?

What is benefit of a musk brand of soap?

Scent: Jergens musk soap reportedly leaves the skin quite soft with a lingering musk scent. A number of companies make musk soap with a variety of ingredients (i.e. Goat milk). Scent and skin softness/ moisture are reported benefits. ...Read more

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Does diluting castile soap change the ph?

No.: PH will remain the same. Most of these soaps are designed to be pretty neutral with an excess of oil to lye ratio in the production. Castille soap has to sit for a long time to cure so there is very little unreacted lye. However lye is very basic and leaves the soap with a pH about 8. That's pretty normal for soaps. ...Read more

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Should I use regular or antibacterial soap?

Should I use regular or antibacterial soap?

Your preference: A regular soap is most often adequate for cleanliness and personal hygiene, and then use an anti-bacterial hand soap for hand washing, especially after using the bathroom. ...Read more

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Is it good to use colored body soaps and toilet soaps?

Is it good to use colored body soaps and toilet soaps?

Soaps: If you don't have an allergic reaction or intolerance to these types of soap, the coloring agents in them should be harmless. ...Read more

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Do all brands of bar soaps have antibacterial properties?

Do all brands of bar soaps have antibacterial properties?

No: Antibacterial soaps contain antibiotics. Regular soaps can help remove the oil that germs cling to from the skin or other surface so that it can be flushed away with water. ...Read more

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What is the most effective soap and glory skincare products?

What is the most effective soap and glory skincare products?

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