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Doctor insights on: Methylated Spirits/Rubbing Alcohol

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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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What happen when u use expired rubbing alcohol?

What happen when u use expired rubbing alcohol?

Probably mothing: They may not be effective, but I doubt you'll have any side effects. ...Read more

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What would happen if you inject rubbing alcohol in your vain?

What would happen if you inject rubbing alcohol in your vain?

Intoxicatiion: Depending on the amount, isopropyl alcohol injected intravenously may cause intoxication. It should never be injected as it is not an acceptable intravenous drug. ...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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Can rubbing alcohol reduce a baby's fever?

Can rubbing alcohol reduce a baby's fever?

No: If you use rubbing alcohol on a chiilds skin you risk both absorption through the skin as well as inhalation of the fumes, both toxic to children. ...Read more

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Will often smelling rubbing alcohol harm my unborn baby?

Will often smelling rubbing alcohol harm my unborn baby?

"Sniff" test: If you are smelling rubbing alcohol when it is applied to an area on the body therapeutically in a well ventilated area, no. If you are "sniffing" alcohol as a practice then the answer is yes, that could be harmful. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use rubbing alcohol to dry up my oily face?

Is it okay to use rubbing alcohol to dry up my oily face?

Not so good: I suggest you do not use isopropyl alcohol on your face. You do not want to dry it out too much. Rather, I suggest you try neutragena soap washes twice a day. ...Read more

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What to do for allergic reaction from rubbing alcohol on body?

What to do for allergic reaction from rubbing alcohol on body?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Will help itching and swelling. If tightness of throat or trouble breathing develops seek immediate medical attention. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can you please explain how I can clean a tick bite without rubbing alcohol?

Can you please explain how I can clean a tick bite without rubbing alcohol?

Soap and water: Wash the area of the tick bite with a lot of warm water and soap. A mild dishwashing soap, such as ivory, works well. ...Read more

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What will happen if you mix rubbing alcohol with fresh sperm. Will the sperm die?

What will happen if you mix rubbing alcohol with fresh sperm. Will the sperm die?

Yes, but...: The sperm will die, but why would anyone need to use alcohol to kill sperm? One cannot put rubbing alcohol inside the body, so one must be talking about sperm outside the body. Outside the body, we use water or soap and water. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between ethyl and isopropyl rubbing alcohol?

Please advise what is the difference between ethyl and isopropyl rubbing alcohol?

Both types: Are excellent cooling and soothing rubbing fluids. Isopropyl alcohol is a different chemical. It is poison to drink.
Rubbing ethyl alcohol is the same kind that is in liquor, but it has been "denatured " by adding chemicals that make it undrinkable. Filtering or "straining " denatured alcohol does NOT make it safe to drink. ...Read more

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Why should a diabetic swab the site of insulin injections with rubbing alcohol first?

Why should a diabetic swab the site of insulin injections with rubbing alcohol first?

Prevent infection: Bacteria live on the skin surface. Alcohol kills them so the needle doesn't pick up living bacteria & deliver them under the skin where they can cause an infection (cellulitis). This is the same reason for an alcohol wipe when blood is drawn from an arm vein. Fingersticks do not generally need alcohol wipes, just a soap & water handwash. ...Read more

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Can a person have ill effects from being exposed to polyurethane, acetone, rubbing alcohol, etc?

Can a person have ill effects from being exposed to polyurethane, acetone, rubbing alcohol, etc?

Exposure to chemical: Yes. Prolonged or excessive exposure to any of these substances can cause toxicity and illness. Always be careful when you are exposed to chemicals and protect yourself. ...Read more

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I have been drinking small amounts of rubbing alcohol for the past few days. When will I start seeing side effects?

I have been drinking small amounts of rubbing alcohol for the past few days. When will I start seeing side effects?

Isopropanol alcohol: Why would you ingest rubbing alcohol? It has bad effects on the brain. It can be life threatening if continued. Please seek help. ...Read more

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Is it safe to soak my earrings in rubbing alcohol (ethyl 70%) everyday before putting them in & putting them in right after?

Unknown: I would say probably, but why would you? This will over time lead to irritation of the skin in your ear and this is unnecessary. ...Read more

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As a diabetic type 1take needles dailydo I always need to use rubbing alcohol, I've seen people do it through their pants. I always use a new needle?

As a diabetic type 1take needles dailydo I always need to use rubbing alcohol, I've seen people do it through their pants. I always use a new needle?

ALWAYS be sterile: Hiv & hepatitis get the publicity when it comes to self administered injection drugs. Its not viruses that take the careless ones down as much as spinal cord abscesses & heart valve infections due to bacteria that overwhelm the body's defenses in hours to days. With trillions of bacteria per square inch on un-prepped skin and clothes, a needle will push a core sample from each layer into the body. ...Read more

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Rubbing alcohol in eyes, what should I do?

Rubbing alcohol in eyes, what should I do?

Wash it out: Wash out your eye with lots and lots of water. A small to moderate amount of rubbing alcohol should not cause any damage. ...Read more

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Why is rubbing alcohol good for pain?

Topical, right?: I am assuming you mean topically during massage. Rubbing alocohol can do a couple of things to help get a massage deeper into muscles or relax them. First, the temper change and sensation on nerve endings in your skin can help muscles relax. Second, the alcohol acts as a varying lubricant on your skin that changes through out the massage that allows different pressure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it ok to use expired rubbing alcohol that expired in March of last year (2013)?

Is it ok to use expired rubbing alcohol that expired in March of last year (2013)?

Rubbing acetone: Rubbing alcohol turns into acetone over time, usually becoming ineffective after about two years from manufacture. Since rubbing alcohol is still one of the least expensive products to buy, replacing it rather than risking it would be a wise decision. ...Read more

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Will rubbing alcohol show up on a drug test?

Will rubbing alcohol show up on a drug test?

NO: It's the not the kind of alcohol that is tested for. However, I would not recommend that it be ingested. ...Read more