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Rubbing Alcohol After Sex
No: No, rubbing down with rubbing alcohol is not effective at reducing your risk of obtaining an std. Stds are spread by contact with skin to infected skin or infected secretions from someone who has the std. After you have sex with someone who is infected is precisely the wrong time to be concerned for getting an std. Practice safe sex - always. Protect yourself and be prepared for safe sex! ...Read more
I experienced vaginal bleeding after sex and lots of alcohol consumption the night before last. Should I tell my gyno?
Bleeding: Absolutely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Toxic: Rubbing alcohol is used to disinfect, to bring down fever and to soothe skin and it is made of 70 percent isopropyl alcohol (ipa) in water. The ingredient used isopropyl is very toxic and has a high effect on the central nervous system. It causes alcohol poisoning which leads to vomiting, confusion and slow breath. In large quantities it can cause death. ...Read more
Multiple treatments: Consider hibiclens (a surgical scrub) or hydrogen peroxide as alternatives. Ask your physician for more details and if it's infected you may need to have it removed or to take antibiotics. ...Read more
Intoxicatiion: Depending on the amount, isopropyl alcohol injected intravenously may cause intoxication. It should never be injected as it is not an acceptable intravenous drug. ...Read more
Sx's of isopropanol O/D: abdominal pain, corneal damage, coma, dizziness, headache, low body temp, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia, nausea, vomiting,
tachycardia, uncoordinated movements,
unconsciousness & problems with urination. REF: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002660.htm ...Read more
Does rubbing alcohol leave behind any residue after it evaporates? I ask this because I'm considering using it to sanitize certain utensils.
No: Check label. It should only contain isopropyl alcohol and water--both evaporate. If colored / scented / denatured (common with ethanol), then there is 'something' else present, which may or may not evaporate. ...Read more
Hello. I am concerned about my boyfriend. Last night he ingested some NyQuil that he believes his friend put rubbing alcohol in. What do I do.?
Not really: Botulism is caused by a toxin produced by a particular germ clostridium botulinum, most commonly found in canned foods that have gone bad (often the can fills with gas and expands). Since the illness is produced by a toxin that has already been made, killing the germ, whether with alcohol, bleaches or whatever does not reduce the toxin already made. Avoiding food from damaged cans is key. ...Read more
Pre-cum is semen. It houses fresh sperm. Are you asking if rubbing alcohol can or should kill sperm?
If one has precum on their penis one can wash this with soap and water. I would not recommend putting rubbing alcohol on the penis skin.
If you meant something else please ask again. ...Read more
Rubbing alcohol is isopropyl alcohol. It's safe to apply to small amounts of the skin but is toxic in large amounts. Bathing in it is hazardous as you would breathe in the fumes which can cause irritation of mouth and nose, headaches, drowsiness, trouble breathing, fainting and even death. It can also irritate the skin. DO NOT TRY THIS!
https://www. Erowid. Org/chemicals/alcohol/alcohol_info3.shtml ...Read more
Depends: This will depend on the sensitivity of the individual combined with the concentration of the alcohol fumes. It could be anything from very mild headache, nausea to severe shortness of breath. The answer is to avoid the exposure or improve ventilation in the area of use if you must. Severity will dictate which of these you must do. ...Read more
I wouldn't if sore: Straight rubbing alcohol can burn a tender ear. Small amounts, mixed with white vinegar, are sometimes used sparingly as a preventative for 'swimmer's ear' but--without knowing if there is a potential perforation of the eardrum--an answer here cannot responsibly suggest moving forward with this remedy since I cannot peek in your ear remotely. "congested" has me nervous--get checked out. ...Read more