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Use disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizers to minimize germs ...Read more


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Will using rubbing alcohol burn the virus?

Will using rubbing alcohol burn the virus?

Which virus?: I don't know which virus you're asking about, or what you intend to do with the rubbing alcohol. ...Read more

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Does rubbing alcohol kill dry precum ?

Does rubbing alcohol kill dry precum ?

Pre-Cum: 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

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Can I use rubbing alcohol for poison ivy?

Can I use rubbing alcohol for poison ivy?

Not advised: It would be ill advised to use rubbing alcohol on poison ivy, as this can lead to significant pain and irritation. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol kill bacteria in a wound?

Does hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol kill bacteria in a wound?

Not indicated use: Hand sanitizer is for intact skin. Putting it on a wound (not intact skin) would burn and sting. Better choice wound be to wash wound with mild soap and water, pat dry, hair dryer the wound and cover with dry gauze. Ok to check with your doc or wound clinic. ...Read more

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Will rubbing alcohol made of ethanol kill scabies mites around the house?

Will rubbing alcohol made of ethanol kill scabies mites around the house?

Unlikely: Scabies mites do not survive more than 2-3 days away from human skin. Items such as bedding, clothing, and towels used by a person with scabies can be decontaminated by machine-washing in hot water and drying using the hot cycle or by dry-cleaning. Items that cannot be washed or dry-cleaned can be decontaminated by removing from any body contact for at least 72 hours. ...Read more

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Could antibacterial soap kill hepatitis c?

Could antibacterial soap kill hepatitis c?

NO: Hepatitis C is an RNA virus circulating in your bloodstream and causes inflammation of the liver. Although washing your hands is great for killing bacteria, it doesn't kill the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is contracted by way of the blood stream (i.e. IV drugs and sharing needles, blood transfusions before the early 1990's, tattoos and even sexually, etc). We can cure hepatitis C > 90% now. ...Read more

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Is rubbing alcohol (ethyl or isopropyl) strong enough to damage plastic lens of eyeglasses?

Is rubbing alcohol (ethyl or isopropyl) strong enough to damage plastic lens of eyeglasses?

Generally not: the plastic lenses of eyeglasses from reputable dealers will not be damaged by rubbing alcohol although some frames might be susceptible. Lenses from ordinary retail sources might be made of cheaper plastic and be damaged. However it is always best to clean the lenses with a microfiber cloth and use dish soap if the soil is heavy. ...Read more

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How effective are alcohol-based hand sanitizers or benzalkonium chloride sanitizing wipes at killing cold germs?

How effective are alcohol-based hand sanitizers or benzalkonium chloride sanitizing wipes at killing cold germs?

100%: Both are 100% effective if used properly: make sure all areas are wiped (e.g., back and front of hands, fingertips, under the nails, etc) and keep rubbing until the alcohol or moisture from the wipes has dried. No cold viruses can survive such treatment. Soap and water also works! ...Read more

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Is alcohol based mouth wash bad?

Is alcohol based mouth wash bad?

Alcohol mouthwash: Alcohol in a mouth can be bad if you have a history of alcohol abuse or are in recovery. It also is bad in that it dries the mouth. This can make your mouth more susceptible to form cavities and it reduces saliva and changes the ph. . There have been some studies on the affect of alcohol mouth wash and dental the breakdown of dental materials. The results are mixed. I would avoid if possible. ...Read more

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Does inhaling isopropyl alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Does inhaling isopropyl alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Rubbing alcohol?: I'm not sure whether you mean an accidental sniff while using this rubbing alcohol, or purposefully breathing it in? If it's the latter, please stop now and get help! you're risking your respiratory system, your brain, your liver, and your life. Inhaled alcohol gets into your bloodstream and is delivered through your placenta. Yes, this could harm your baby including fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr or no? Used brush handle to masturbate, sanitized with rubbing alcohol and rinsed with soap and water before use. Cut and slight bleeding.

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Dr or no? Used brush handle to
 masturbate, sanitized with rubbing alcohol and rinsed with soap and water before use. Cut and slight bleeding.

Here are some...: By history, apparently physical irritation played an important role in inducing the reported result after masturbation; so stop its use & seek evaluation and counseling so to upgrade the practice of safe sex with current available concept and means. One point I would like to praise your effort to sanitize the improvised device, but still may pose chemical irritation to few beside it "roughness". ...Read more

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Methylated spirit safe as rubbing alcohol?

Methylated spirit safe as rubbing alcohol?

No.: It is safe for camp stoves and camp lanterns. It makes a good cleaning agent,scratch remover, cleaning electronic equipment. Always wash hands after handling methylated spirits. ...Read more

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Should hydrogen peroxide or isopropyl alcohol destroy herpes simplex 1?

No: Once you have the virus, it lives in your nerves. Some people rarely or never have outbreaks of sores but nothing at present can destroy it. There are prescription meds your dentist or md can give to reduce frequency of outbreaks & reduce the time the outbreaks last, however. ...Read more

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Why does testicles feel warm and burning with flowing sensation when alcohol or disinfectant is applied on them?

Why does testicles feel warm and burning with flowing sensation when alcohol or disinfectant is applied on them?

Avoid skin irritants: Alcohol and disinfectants like lysol or ammonium chloride are used to kill bacteria and viruses on surfaces such as table tops and counters. You should avoid those on your skin. Soap and water work best for the skin. ...Read more

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What affects does inhaling isopropyl alcohol have on a fetus? I use it everyday as a disinfectant when i give myself insulin .

What affects does inhaling isopropyl alcohol have on a fetus? I use it everyday as a disinfectant when i give myself insulin .

If only this use: If you're only meaning this type of use where you don't have to inhale deeply, you will probably not be harming yourself or your baby. Some people purposefully inhale this alcohol to get intoxicated -- and this kind of use could harm both you and your baby. I suggest you avoid breathing it in at all, if possible. ...Read more

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