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I hear it all the time that you need to wash your hands to protect from spreading MRSA or staph. What if you get it in your palm area? What to do then

I hear it all the time that you need to wash your hands to protect from spreading MRSA or staph. What if you get it in your palm area? What to do then

Antibiotic treatment: MRSA infection is treated with antibiotics. To prevent the spread of the disease, use careful hand washing and avoid touching your face.The infection is especially serious if the lungs are infected. ...Read more

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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Repeated hand washing?

What is the definition or description of: Repeated hand washing?

If you have: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder you need to see a mental health professional. You may be given medicine. The mh doc will teach you strategies to deal with this. A book called "the boy who couldn't stop washing" may help. The very best to you. ...Read more

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What is MRSA and how can u get it and how can u provent it i think by washing ur hands?

What is MRSA and how can u get it and how can u provent it i think by washing ur hands?

Infection: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, mrsa, is a bacteria that is contagious since it is spread by direct contact with a person that has it, or by contact with an inanimate object (a "fomite") that has mrsa(eg. Soiled clothing that has come in direct contact with a person with mrsa). You are right that, in many cases, hand washing and covering a cough are ways to minimize infection. ...Read more

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How do I successfully stop obessive hand washing?

How do I successfully stop obessive hand washing?

Behavior therapy: Consider a form of psychotherapy called "exposure and response prevention" (erp). It might take a little research on your part to find a psychologist who is trained in this form of treatment. If you want to try self help first, get the book "stop obsessing!: how to overcome your obsessions and compulsions" by edna foa. Medication may also have a role, in combination with therapy. ...Read more

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How might hand washing affect our family's health at home?

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How might hand washing affect our family's health at home?

Decr infxn rate: Hand washing, regardless of whether at the hospital or at home, has been demonstrated to reduce the rate of disease transmission. This means lower infection rates, whether hospitalized or not. Check out following 3 links: http://www.Cdc.Gov/handwashing/ http://www.Cdc.Gov/features/handwashing/ http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hand-washing/hq00407. ...Read more

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Is phenol used for surgical hand washing?

Is phenol used for surgical hand washing?

Phenol or carbolic : Acid used to be a common antiseptic many years ago for surgery but is no longer used. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of obessive hand washing

How do I get rid of obessive hand washing

See your doctor : If this is obviousness as you say then I would see a doctor, preferably a psychiatrist as this may be a symptom of a deeper problem. ...Read more

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Is frequent hand washing a good way to prevent illness?

Is frequent hand washing a good way to prevent illness?

Yes but...: Don't over do it though. Frequent hand washing is one of the best ways of preventing transmission of contagious diseases. However should be done wisely and if done too frequently you may develop dry skin. Make sure you wash your hands whenever you have been outside, in contact with someone that is sick, and every time they get dirty. ...Read more

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From excessive hand washing, my knuckles have become extremely chapped. What should I do?

Reduce washing and: First, you must minize the cause..Which is excessive washing. Then, add mositurizer..Use some that has a bit more grease. Topical Hydrocortisone may help..But this cream is quite weak, so you may need a script from your doc for a stronger one. But above all, avoid excessive washing. Wear gloves to do your work so u will need less washing..Goog luck. ...Read more

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What are some tips on overcoming hand washing ocd?

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What are some tips on overcoming hand washing ocd?

Exposure: Exposure therapy is a form of behavior therapy that involves systematically facing your fears in a planned way. Set up a plan to start exposing yourself to the fear without washing and change the way you think about it. ...Read more

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Is hand washing dish detergent dangerous for children?

Is hand washing dish detergent dangerous for children?

See below: Depends on how the exposure is. If ingested, exposed to the eyes or a mucosa surface, the detergents can be harmful. If you have any concerns about a present exposure, call your local poison control center for advise. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer work as good or better in germ killing than regular hand washing?

Does hand sanitizer work as good or better in germ killing than regular hand washing?

I think so: There are two factors, one mechanical and the other is chemical , hand washing dose mostly the mechanical one and the hand sanitizer do mainly the chemical one, it better to do them both. ...Read more

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Is proper hand washing enough not get a gi. Virus or is there a need to wear mask. Too?

Is proper hand washing enough not get a gi. Virus or is there  a need to wear mask.   Too?

It is usually enough: Hand washing is an amazing thing. When done properly, with soap of course, you can prevent the most common communicable diseases. With proper hand care you should be able to stave off a gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Hand washing after glove removal or sanitizing hands? Which is better or they work the same?

Hand washing after glove removal or sanitizing hands? Which is better or they work the same?

Either: Unclear what type of gloves you are referring to, but either of the two options you have described should serve the purpose. ...Read more

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After cleaning mold, washing hands with hand washing cleaner is enough? Or I can still be at risk?

After cleaning mold, washing hands with hand washing cleaner is enough? Or I can still be at risk?

Mold: rarely if ever poses a threat to healthy adults with competent immune systems. Unless you are a cancer patient on chemotherapy or have an immune system disease like AIDS or some other reason to have a compromised immune system, you have little to fear from mold. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I want to be a surgical tech. How can I keep my hand eczema from flaring up, especially with all the hand washing?

I want to be a surgical tech. How can I keep my hand eczema from flaring up, especially with all the hand washing?

Make sure it is: eczema and not psoriasis. May not be able to prevent the flare ups. I hope this helps. If you still have questions or concerns about this issue contact me at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Skin on hand peeling from hand washing; how long to grow back? Is it safe to handle sensitive objects or should I wait for skin to grow back?

Use gloves: You may be sensitive to the bleach or soap. Wear gloves. Also use lubriderm or aveeno (oatmeal) for your hands. You may also have eczema. See a doctor if this worsens. ...Read more

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Constantly concerned with health. Ruminating on potential symptoms. Hand washing. Possible anxiety disorder or OCD? Difference between the two?

Constantly concerned with health. Ruminating on potential symptoms. Hand washing. Possible anxiety disorder or OCD? Difference between the two?

OCD is one type of: an anxiety disorder. IF you have that it is very treatable. There are mental health professionals who specialize in the treatment of OCD. Although anti-depressants can play a role in treatment, please don't use them w/out good psychotherapy. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Hand Washing (Definition)

Hand washing is the most effective prevention of ...Read more