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No Rinse Body Wash
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have small mouth ulcer,after doing warm salt rinse,how long should i wait before washing mouth off with tap water to wash off salty taste & min HBP
Salt water : salt water has little Benefit it may be slightly bactericidal but will not have huge effects. ...Read more
Is it okay to wash my scalp with Dove Unscented Body Wash or the dove bar soap? Shampoo's make me itchy.
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?
Is washing one's hands with cold water and soap (or even just rinsing them with cold water) a sufficient means of removing any semen residue on hands?
Its a good start.: Wash thoroughly with warm water and soap. Typically about 5 minutes should clean the hands. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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