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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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How come only antibacteral body washes gets me clean and no other product works?

How come only antibacteral body washes gets me clean and no other product works?

Depends on what: you mean by works. Some people only consider themselves clean if there skin glows and they are squeaky. However, this likely means that skin has been stripped of oils. You might still be clean (removal of debris and germs) with other soaps. For adhering gunk, sometimes abrasive soaps such as LAVA may be needed to remove it. ...Read more

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Does salt kill bacteria?is washing wattle bottle with salt enough instead of soap?

Does salt kill bacteria?is washing wattle bottle with salt enough instead of soap?

No: Salt does not kill bacteria. It is better to wash water bottles with soap and water and let them dry thoroughly before refilling. ...Read more

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What's the difference between anti-bacterial soap, regular soap, and soap-free body wash? Do they all clean the same?

What's the difference between anti-bacterial soap, regular soap, and soap-free body wash? Do they all clean the same?

Soap: The anti-bacterial soap will contain triclosan. This is the anti-bacterial part, both contain soap to solubilize the oils and wash away dirt. The soap free probably does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate the main ingredient of soap, but you can look at the ingredients to see the difference. Triclosan is a redundant ingredient and a contributor to bacterial resistance. ...Read more

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Pink mildew & sm amt dark mold in elec toothbrush body. Hot water flush/wipe. Final rinse I shook drop of water in eye. How long til know if infected?

Pink mildew & sm amt dark mold in elec toothbrush body. Hot water flush/wipe. Final rinse I shook drop of water in eye. How long til know if infected?

24-72 hours: In these cases the bacteria usually do not cause infection. However, if you think you have an eye infection, you should seek the advice of an eye-care professional. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to wash hair everyday using only water and no shampoo?

Is it healthy to wash hair everyday using only water and no shampoo?

Healthy but unusual: I guess there is no special health issues, depends how oily your skin is and how much environmental pollution you are exposed to. Any skin or hair needs some soap or shampoo to wash away certain dirts .As you wash your hands and body with soap, you need to wash your head as well with a shampoo. ...Read more

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After using mouth wash should we spit out and wash with water? Or spit out and leave the remaining mouthwash in the mouth without rinsing out?

After using mouth wash should we spit out and wash with water?  Or spit out and leave the remaining mouthwash in the mouth without rinsing out?

Better no rinse: Better to spit out and not rinse with water right away. Doesn't hurt to rinse, brush with toothpaste, rinse with mouth wash (hopefully an anti-plaque, anti-tarter rinse,) and then floss ...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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Does washing your hands with soap (versus just water) really kill bacteria?

Soap: Regular soaps attach to oils that germs cling to. Hydrophilic/ hydrophobic. This allows the oil and germ to be flushed away with water. If you use only water - you would have to rely on rubbing motion to remove the germs that are flushed with water. ...Read more

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How to wash insecticide off hands will soap and water do?

Yes: Wash of any skin exposed to insecticides, at the earliest after exposure. Soap and water will do, wash thoroughly. If you get any symptoms like increased salivation, sweating, abdominal pain, see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to use whitening mouth wash before i brush and normal mouth wash after?

Is it recommended to use whitening mouth wash before i brush and normal mouth wash after?

Rinses don't whiten: There are several types of mouth washes. Fluoride mouth rinses help to prevent cavities and can reduce teeth sensitivity. Mouth rinses for healthy gums help prevent plaque attachment to teeth and reduce gingivitis. However, mouth rinses for teeth whitening have questionable effectiveness- 30 seconds to 1 minute in the mouth is not long enough for these rinses to actually whiten the teeth. ...Read more

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My electric tooth brush has dry tooth paste all over it. Is it safe to wash it in the sink with soap and warm water?

Put your tooth brush: Tips from electrics in the dish washer if you want, wash them with soap and water if you wish. They are fine to do that. Change them once every 6 months or when they flatten out. ...Read more

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Could rinsing hair with only water (in shower) strip the hair of its natural oils?

Could rinsing hair with only water (in shower) strip the hair of its natural oils?

Unlikely.: A small amount will be rinsed away, but water and oil do not mix well. That's why shampoo is required to remove excess oils for many people, though in others the oil is desired. So long as you're not using a soap or detergent, it's unlikely that a significant amount of your scalp's natural oils will be removed with a plain water rinse. ...Read more