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Job, clean houses.Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday.Should i wear mask?

Job, clean houses.Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday.Should i wear mask?

Msds sheets : Osha requires that all employers provide msds sheets on all the products that are used. Please review these sheets and make appropriate choices. Any on the job injuries may be grounds for a workers comp case. ...Read more

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Does salt and warm water help clean a tongue piercing infection?

Does salt and warm water help clean a tongue piercing infection?

Yes: But if it is infected, seek professional help (not from the piercer, but from a dentist or physician). ...Read more

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Do water picks really help dental hygiene?

Do water picks really help dental hygiene?

Yes: A water pick will help remove more plaque than not using it. It should always be used in conjunction with good brushing and dental exams. ...Read more

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How does one fumigate and irritate? Im a property housekeeper I have to clean serious nasty dirty apartments oven cleaners and clorox cleaners mixed

How does one fumigate and irritate?
Im a property housekeeper
I have to clean serious nasty dirty apartments oven cleaners and clorox cleaners mixed

TimeForAngie'sList: You hire someone who knows what they're doing and owns the proper protective equipment (skin, eyes, lungs). Or,read up on that and buy that equipment, otherwise you could do some serious damage to those parts of your body.Or,get someone over to give you an estimate of what would be necessary and then advise you. Or...lower your expectations of what kind of tenant(s) you'll rent to. Be careful!! ...Read more

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What are professional wound cleaning techniques?

What are professional wound cleaning techniques?

Depends: As a surgeon who sees some wounds, i would begin with just plain soap and water. Sometimes if there is debris or sticky material in the wound it may need to be removed. This can be done with heavy wipeing with a cloth or gauze or may need to be rmeoved with scissors or a scalpel. Alcohol and peroxide are good with the first washing but should be avoided after that. ...Read more

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Bitten by dog - urgent care? Washed the wounds out with soap & water, applied badnages & antibiotic ointment. Urgent care worthy, do you think?

Bitten by dog - urgent care? Washed the wounds out with soap & water, applied badnages & antibiotic ointment. Urgent care worthy, do you think?

Vaccinations: You will have to make the value call. Urgent care is quick and easy which is usually very helpful. Hopefully wound care instructions, follow up, vaccinations, pain medications, reporting the incident and culture/antibiotics were addressed. ...Read more

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Had septoplasty. Is Neilmed sinus rinse bottle as good as electric sinus irrigation kits? Are the electric kits hard to keep sanitized?

Had septoplasty. Is Neilmed sinus rinse bottle as good as electric sinus irrigation kits? Are the electric kits hard to keep sanitized?

More important is: the source of water used. Make sure it's not tap water, and that it's distilled water to reduce contaminants and improve safety. Also, rinse your unit well with soap and water with a final rinse with distilled water before drying daily. You want to keep your unit as clean as possible. ...Read more

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Could I use regular household cleaning wipes to clean my yoga mat?

Could I use regular household cleaning wipes to clean my yoga mat?

Cleaning: i would suggest that you use natural products to clean. Commercial products contain dangerous chemicals which can disrupt your hormones! Consider water and vinegar mixture. ...Read more

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Can I use 6% hydrogen peroxide to clean blocked ear?

Can I use 6% hydrogen peroxide to clean blocked ear?

Would dilute it 50%: and use 3% hydrogen peroxide. It is less irritating on tissues. ...Read more

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I like to keep my neti pot clean. Is soaking in a 1:10 bleach water solution excessive.

Neti Pot Cleaning: I would follow the directions that came with your neti pot (dish washing liquid, isopropyl alcohol/white vinegar, microwaving). You can find them online if you no longer have them. The bleach may damage the plastic of the neti pot, or the residue could harm your sinuses. I would stick to what the company suggests. ...Read more

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Tips to keep teeth really clean besides brushing/flossing?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Tips to keep teeth really clean besides brushing/flossing?

Proper Diet & Water: Drinking plenty of water and diet that is low in frequency of acidic and sugary food would be a great help. Also use a water pik at least 2 times per day. ...Read more

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Severe ocd. I was washing my cum stained underwear with hot shower and saw hot shower steam or water vapour. Is that water vapour clean? Thanks

Severe ocd. I was washing my cum stained underwear with hot shower and saw hot shower steam or water vapour. Is that water vapour clean? Thanks

Clean, but...: If one has bad OCD with obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions, it doesn't matter that the shower water and its vapor are clean... but rather, he must believe they're clean. Note that semen from healthy guys is clean, semen stains are very clean because germs tend to die when dried out, tap water is clean due to modern water treatment. Also, we are adapted to the usual microbes on/in/around us. ...Read more

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Do store bought bleach or bleach cleaners cause cancer. If you use them every day to clean bathroom please help?

Do store bought bleach or bleach cleaners cause cancer. If you use them every day to clean bathroom please help?

No: There's no reason to think these cause cancer if used as directed. Anyone can publish any kind of scare story, and you can make anything cause cancer in a bad study, but if it were a real risk, the research piranhas at the NIH wouldn't allow the stuff to be used there. ...Read more

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Can i clean my teeth with harpic toilet cleaner ?

Can i clean my teeth with harpic toilet cleaner ?

Why ?: Why not just use toothpaste? Toilet bowl cleaner is not formulated for use in your mouth... I'm sure you understand that. It contains hydrochloric acid (10%) as the active ingredient, along with butyl oleylamine and others in an aqueous solution. ...Read more

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Is cetaphil antibacterial soap ok to use for personal intimate cleaning?

Is cetaphil antibacterial soap ok to use for personal intimate cleaning?

No: If by "intimate" you're referring to your delicate parts, the answer is no, especially for the vagina and anal areas. Harsh soaps can cause drying, cracking and itching, and should be avoided. In fact, it's best to minimize the use of soap at all: just a little water is enough. ...Read more

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Will cleaning extra well (flossing, brushing, tongue scrape, antiseptic mouthrinse) help the inflammation heal faster at all?

Will cleaning extra well (flossing, brushing, tongue scrape, antiseptic mouthrinse) help the inflammation heal faster at all?

Yes: I am assuming you referring to gum inflammation. If that's th e case, then yes. Good home care will cure early inflammation. If the condition persists, see your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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How do they clean out maxillary/frontal/ethmoid sinuses during sinus clean-out w/ septoplasty? Drill? Vacuum?

How do they clean out maxillary/frontal/ethmoid sinuses during sinus clean-out w/ septoplasty? Drill? Vacuum?

Sinus: Great question. Its done through your nose with a variety of instruments including ones that cut bone and suctions to remove inflammation. ...Read more

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Is antibacterial dial bar soap good to clean genitals with I heard that antibacterial removes the good bacteria?

Is antibacterial dial bar soap good to clean genitals with I heard that antibacterial removes the good bacteria?

Regular soap is fine: "Antibacterial" soap is a marketing gimmick. The fact is, soaps of any kind remove bacteria from the skin surface. Their overuse can alter the normal balance of good vs bad bacteria. The problem with "antibacterial" soaps is that it breeds bacteria resistance, which confers a survival advantage. This means that the resistant bacteria will grow even in the presence of the "antibacterial" soap. ...Read more