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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


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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?

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?

Injury to lip: If the cut wound stopped bleeding and the cut itself is not deep it should heal on its own. If bleeds and a deep cut an approximation with a suture will facilitate the healing. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is dettol soap dark the skin color?

Is dettol soap dark the skin color?

Dettol soap: No, Dettol soap does not darken the skin ...Read more

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Dettol pregnancy test, how does it work?

Dettol pregnancy test, how does it work?

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

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How accurate is the dettol pregnancy test?

How accurate is the dettol pregnancy test?

Is it an FDA: Approved test? All fda approved tests are about equally accurate. You should wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do the test, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

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Hi how accurate is the dettol pregnancy test?

Hi how accurate is the dettol pregnancy test?

Hard to say: This has not been adequately studied to assess false positives and negatives.
For any question about the surety of pregnancy, get the serum b-hcg (blood test) -- it's positive within 48 - 72 hrs of fertilization. ...Read more

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How effective is dettol liquid soap in vaginal disinfection?

How effective is dettol liquid soap in vaginal disinfection?

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

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Will drinking a few drop of dettol in milk help for diarrhea?

Will drinking a few drop of dettol in milk help for diarrhea?

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

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I sprayed my bathroom with Milton disinfectant then sprayed Dettol disinfectant over it, is this dangerous?

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

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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

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Anus swelling...On closer view I saw that its a tear and small amount of blood...What is it? Can I put dettol cream?

Anus swelling...On closer view I saw that its a tear and small amount of blood...What is it? Can I put dettol cream?

Diarrhea/constipatio: Either can cause you to have developed an anal fissure, regulate your diet and fluids and most fissures will heal. ...Read more

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What to do if I got scratches from plastic surface after an hour I cleaned it with dettol, can I have tetanus infection?

What to do if I got scratches from plastic surface after an hour I cleaned it with dettol, can I have tetanus infection?

Tetanus: Check and see when you had your last tetanus shot. If it's more than ten years get a booster. The chances of you getting tetanus re small. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Yes: There is a condition called phantosmia where a person smells something that isn't there. Usually it is the smell of smoke but it can be anything. Sometimes it resolves with vigorous treatment of the associated allergic nasal inflammation or allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I swallowed 1ml of dettol handwash now? What to do?

I swallowed 1ml of dettol handwash now? What to do?

Force fluids: Nothing more to do-drink 8-10 glasses of electrolyte rich fluids: Gatorade, Powerade etc until you are urinating every 2-3 hrs. ...Read more

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Does dettol give white in the vagina?

Does dettol give white in the vagina?

No: Dettol will not produce vaginal discharge. See a doctor and be examined for a professional diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can I use dettol antiseptic for vaginal wash?

Can I use dettol antiseptic for vaginal wash?

Use of this type of: Product could alter vaginal ph or alter flora. ...Read more

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Does dettol has any side effects to new born babbys?

Does dettol has any side effects to new born babbys?

It is not used in US: Dettol is not studied nor approved by FDA to use in USA, especially in newborns. ...Read more

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Can I use dettol to clean and heal wounds on my penis?

Can I use dettol to clean and heal wounds on my penis?

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