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Is hand soap effective at removing germs to wash dishes?

Is hand soap effective at removing germs to wash dishes?

Yes: Hand washing with use of a soap or detergent can be effective in removing germs. Also, alcohol based "hand sanitizers" can serve this purpose. ...Read more

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What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

To actually wash : Stuff off of hands- soap and water. The hand sanitizer just kills germs - it isn't designed for removing gunk off of hands. ...Read more

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Can hand sanitizer sterilize sperm on my hands immediately on contact?

Can hand sanitizer sterilize sperm on my hands immediately on contact?

Here are some...: Are you the same man asking the same Q in different imaginative ways? What is the point of answer you would like to get? Known to all of common sense, life events have never been perfect although the likelihood for sperms to survive after contacting hand sanitizer should be next to zero. Nonetheless, still do HPT in a wk after missing period & repeat it in another wk if the first is (-) & still... ...Read more

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Is putting purell hand sanitizer on cuts harmful?

Is putting purell hand sanitizer on cuts harmful?

OUCH! : That type of hand sanitizer is 63% ethyl alcohol or ethanol. Ethanol is the same alcohol found in spirits and liquors and beer and wine. It will sting and probably used sparingly will not harm a very superficial cut but id keep it out of deep cuts.Gentle washing with soap and water is effective. It also contains water, isopropyl alcohol, glycerin, carbomer, fragrance, aminomethyl propanol, etc. ...Read more

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Can using sterizar hand foam sanitizer really kill the norovirus?

Looks that way.: I am not familiar with this product but sterizar hand foamer, clorox hand sanitizing spray and germstar noro, and all claim to be effective against the norovirus. ...Read more

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Can soap wash HPV off hands?

Can soap wash HPV off hands?

No: Hpv is a virus and it will present as a wart on you hand. A wart is remove by chemical treatment, freezing or laser. ...Read more

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Can a girl get pregnant from mutual masturbation? She is on birth control. Will washing hands and using hand sanitizer rid hands of sperm?

Can a girl get pregnant from mutual masturbation? She is on birth control. Will washing hands and using hand sanitizer rid hands of sperm?

Depends: It only takes one sperm in the right location to swim up the vagina and toward the awaiting egg. If she's on hormonal contraceptives and no semen in the vaginal area and you washed hands well it is doubtful. ...Read more

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Does handwashing with soap and water work better than hand sanitizer?

Does handwashing with soap and water work better than hand sanitizer?

Depends: I think both are adequate as long as they are done correctly. I am not sure there has been a lot of studies in this area but I do know that soap and water is better for one particular bacteria called C. dificile- the main things are time and contact so that the whole hand gets covered and the rubbing helps get bacteria off the hands ...Read more

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Could I use mouthwash as hand soap?

Could I use mouthwash as hand soap?

You could: With its antiseptic properties, mouthwash is good for cleaning hands. This isn't necessarily less expensive but if you run out of hand soap mouthwash can be used. ...Read more

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Can you contract HSV 2, if your hand comes in contact with an infected penis. After using hand sanitizer & lightly washing hands, then touching vagina?

Can you contract HSV 2, if your hand comes in contact with an infected penis. After using hand sanitizer & lightly washing hands, then touching vagina?

No risk, no worry: HSV2 is not so easy to transmit. Even sex with an infected partner, i.e. unprotected intercourse for several minutes, usually doesn't transmit it. No worries at all from this sort of contact. No STDs ever are transmitted by hand-genital contact, even if genital fluids are used for lubrication. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on hands? (70% ethyl alcohol, purpose antimicrobial)

Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on hands? (70% ethyl alcohol, purpose antimicrobial)

Yes,...: Despite no specific study, commonsense would firmly support the sperm-killing ability of sanitizer. So, yes. Nonetheless, follow the current available recommendations to safeguard practice of safe sex so to lessen unnecessary and unwanted anxiety and fear. ...Read more

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Would washing hands with soap and pretty hot water along with hydrogen peroxide kill any sperm on hand?

Would washing hands with soap and pretty hot water along with hydrogen peroxide kill any sperm on hand?

Spermicides: dear Lois326 your regimen would kill just about everything in sight! Just use soap and water for a minute or 2 and you would be ok here. I am assuming you are more concerned about STD and HIV and the answer is that a wash with soap and water for about 2-3 mins will protect you from everything of that nature. Also, u cannot get preg from dry sperm on your hand inserted into the vagina.thx ...Read more

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Is dove bar soap really safe to use as facial wash?

Is dove bar soap really safe to use as facial wash?

Wash: Dove is considered one of the more milder soaps. Soaps are always more drying in general compared to non soap cleansers such as cetaphil or cereve cleansers which are a benefit to those with sensitive skin. ...Read more

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Hand washing vs hand sanitizer? Which is better when done performing blood draws! would hand sanitizer prevent me from getting infected?

Hand washing vs hand sanitizer? Which is better when done performing blood draws! would hand sanitizer prevent me from getting infected?

Both work.: It's my understanding that hand washing and hand sanitizer are both good; certainly they are far better than not washing hands. If you are drawing blood, wear gloves. Don't re-cap needles, because you really can get stuck. If you should have a needle stick injury where you are in contact with a patient's blood, call your supervisor, the nursing supervisor, or the employee health department. ...Read more