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Rinsing Your Mouth With Dettol
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Got a cut on the upper lip and applied dettol with cotton for about 15 minutes. The area has now turned dark with burning sensation. What to do?
I accidentally used detol has mouth wash. The taste buds in my tongue are not working. I also have a metal type battery taste. Will it come back?
Detol?: Not sure of product. Is it detoll, the soap? Things can damage the taste buds though usually temporary. Having a metallic taste like a battery is possible. You can generate a galvanic reaction in your mouth due to your saliva and metals like from metal fillings and crowns. If doesn't pass in few day see your dentist. ...Read more
This can be googled: I didn't give you any of the links I found because frankly, none of them were from professional organizations. You can buy a pregnancy test for less than $1 & it should be accurate. ...Read more
Keep vag. Life alive: A woman can just use the same mild shower soap that she washes everywhere else with, and just gently rub the places between the big labia and her thighs, and between the big labia and her small inner labia, and around the clitoris. That should gently remove excess oils (sebum) and stuff. Of course, "over-cleaning" can lead to rashes. The actual vagina is inside the body and does not need washing. ...Read more
No!: Dettol is an antiseptic for external use only! If dettol is consumed the poison control center should be called & the person should be rushed to an emergency room. Keeping yourself, food, utensils and other things around you clean with dettol can help prevent diarrhea. But dettol is not for consumption. I wish you well with your health & I am available for HealthTap consults with you. ...Read more
Dark spot: It should fade somewhat overtimeGet a more detailed answer ›
OK: No harm done. It will heal. Avoid putting undiluted Dettol. ...Read more
I sprayed my bathroom with Milton disinfectant then sprayed Dettol disinfectant over it, is this dangerous?
Look up chemistry: Milton disinfectant: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Milton_sterilizing_fluid contains sodium hypochlorite, a potent/toxic oxidizing agent. Dettol: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Dettol contains chloroxylenol, another chlorine molecule based toxic agent + other agents added to cover up perception of toxic smell. Highest toxicity is to lungs. Best avoid breathing fumes & wear respirator mask if use. ...Read more
I think I have swallowed 2ml of dettol handwash. Can I die by swallowing 2ml of dettol handwash? What should I do now?
Go to Emrgency Dept: Dettol if ingested in any quantity can be toxic. I recommend you don't waste your time on this site and go to the Emergency Department of your near hospital asap. Even though 2 ml is small amount it still needs to be treated ...Read more
Anus swelling...On closer view I saw that its a tear and small amount of blood...What is it? Can I put dettol cream?
What to do if I got scratches from plastic surface after an hour I cleaned it with dettol, can I have tetanus infection?
Really urgent, I checked my dettol wipes ingredient anf did not find chloroxylenol. I thought they chloroxylenol kills sperm. Plz advise?
Can a certain smell stick to our noses when the sense of smelling stopped long ago because of the allergy? The dettol smell is really annoying.
I am not sure if my one yr and four months old daughter swallowed household dettol (the one to be diluted in water). What shall I do as precaution?
Poison Control: Call Poison Control right away for instructions! 1-800-222-1222 ...Read more
Is it safe to use dettol antibacterial surface wipes inpregnancy? I'm 7wks preg & need to use with my toddler. Have a strong smell bt temporaryWorried?
Wipes: Trust your instinct and avoid contact with strong chemicals and use soap and water for cleaning ...Read more
I washed my dildo with undiluted dettol and rinsed with water then used it anally it burned a little and now I feel sick could I have poisoned myself?
Dildo: Doubtful that you have poisoned yourself. If the nausea persists see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
I used dettol soap on my face. It has caused it to dry out. Also I have dark skin, and it has caused light patches around my cheeks and underneath my?
Dettol soap on face: Dettol soap is not formulated for use on the face, although like you, a lot of people use it for facial cleansing. It may have caused inflammation and subsequent drying and post- inflammatory hypopigmentation. I would stop using the soap and opt for a milder facial cleanser appropriate for your skin type & skin concerns. Also use a moisturizer to help restore hydration to your skin. Add spf in am. ...Read more
Possibly: Am not aware of any study that has been done on this. The first question would obviously be "What wounds? " and what are they due to? Need more info before making further comments about this, but you might try calling the company that manufactures this and asking them about it. ...Read more