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Methylated Spirits/Rubbing Alcohol
Put rubbing alcohol: On what? Please clarify and re-ask.Get a more detailed answer ›
Witch Hazel is a: Safe alternative for external use.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
No: Best to see your otolaryngologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
I have been drinking small amounts of rubbing alcohol for the past few days. When will I start seeing side effects?
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
I might be addicted to Rubbing Alcohol. I'm not sure why, but I love the smell. My sister says it's bad for me, but is it? Do I need help for it?
Isopropyl alcohol: Isopropyl alcohol is lethally toxic when taken internally. Get help immediately ...Read more
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
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