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Should Be Sanitize Their Hands Before Holding A Baby
Yes: Always wash your hands before picking up a baby and after diaper changes. You can use antibacterial soap or alcohol based gel. If you are using a gel, make sure your habds are dry before picking up the baby in order to avoid the baby inhaling alcohol fumes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I clean my babies hands with a baby wipe is it safe for her to suck on her hands once they dry?
Safe to still breastfeed baby after getting paint on hands while painting a room in our house (washed hands before nursing)?
Probably: The common latex paints have few if any issues which would exclude breastfeeding after exposure to fumes or from skin contact. Some suggest that oil based paints have too many volatile organic compounds for infant exposure to fumes and inhalation of these fumes may alter the taste of milk. I have not seen evidence that the exposure you describe should be a problem. ...Read more
Yes: As a rule, always have anyone that holds your baby either wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer. If you feel uncomfortable asking people to do so, place a cute card in the bassinet or crib stating , "i am a clean baby, please wash your hands before you pick me up" and have the sanitizer close by! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I washed baby's clothes, its in a closet covered with blanket, imgiving birth in one month, should I re_wash them before use?Or ironing will be enough
No ironing: Probably good idea to rehash the clothes. They may have been gathering dust, mighty or mildew during the interim . I'd forgo the ironing because the clothes will get wrinkled quickly. ...Read more
If dental assistant puts hands on her chair with each patient, can HCV be spread(she handles all utensils)?Is her chair usually cleaned between pt's?
Should i worry about my in-laws feeding my 8 month old son with their non-washed hands? See additional details. I have an 8 month old son, and in-laws who feel the need to feed him with their fingers. They do not take the time to wash their hands and are
We : We do recommend that people wash their hands prior to making formula, preparing finger foods or feeding an infant. We also recommend that adults wash their hands prior to preparing their own food and eating to prevent the spread of illness. You are not just preventing the spread of cold viruses which may be what your in-laws are thinking about, but also of food-born illness such as e. Coli, rota virus and hepatitis a. Frequent handwashing is one of the most effective ways of preventing illness - studies have proven this over and over. Since you are the parents and are the ones that will have to deal with the fallout of any illness he contracts (sleepless nights, crying, and just plain misery), i don't think hand washing is an unreasonable request at all. ...Read more
No: Rub hands well so they are dry. ...Read more
Should a guy wash his hands before putting on a condom. Ir does clean hands not matter to prevent infection?
What infection?: If he has no infection on his skin, washing his hands before using a condom won't make any difference in your risk of getting most std's. If you are worried about skin infections, cold, flu, etc. Washing hands before any close contact could reduce risks of transmission. ...Read more
Will washing my newborns clothes and sheets 6 weeks before she is born be unsafe for her? Like will they collect too much dust and make her sick?
What are some reasons a girl baby will cry when getting wiped with wipes but when getting wiped with a wash cloth she doesn't?
Chemical irritants: Purchased wipes generally contain a variety of chemicals/preservatives/fragrances that can burn on contact with sensitive or raw skin. A washcloth does not.Parents can make up their own wipes using a ziploc bag, olive oil and paper towels.These are not as irritating. ...Read more
Can you get herpes from touching a handle in a public bathroom and then that hand touches your genitals shortly after while wiping?
No worries: Brief, fleeting contact is never enough to transmit herpes. And there never would be enough virus on a handle or door knob anyway. Herpes is NEVER transmitted by contact with contaminated objects. Even in the households of infected people, sharing kitchens, bathrooms, drinking glasses, towels etc, nobody else ever gets it except by kissing or sexual exposure. So no worries at all! ...Read more
Yes: But make sure your hands are air dried before putting them in. ...Read more
Under what circumstances would a baby be delivered by forceps instead of doc's hands? It seems like hands would be less traumatic on baby and mama.
I have a month and a half old newborn. My boyfriend washes his hands for 10 to 12 seconds after using the bathroom and then holds my newborn. Is this timing good enough for washing hands?
Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?
Can you get pregnant if you wash sperm off your hands with soap and water then fifer yourself immediately after washing? (hands still wet)
Sperm plus egg: If sperm is deposited in the vagina around the time of ovulation then pregnancy is possible. Vaginal intercourse is the most efficient way to do this. I assume that you are afraid you deposited sperm from your hands into her vagina. Washing the sperm off your hands before touching her genitals is a good idea and should prevent any transmission. The best thing to do is to start birth control. ...Read more
Of course: You want you hands to be clean to prevent the introduction of contaminants into the eye during contact lens insertion. Any type of hand cleaner is fine and baby shampoo will also do well although not universally available. The eye does a terrific job of cleaning itself and a regimen of hand cleaning will lend it an assist. ...Read more
My husband always forgets to wash hands after toilete and then he takes baby who is 1 year old with this hands. Now i worry of germs he can spread?
Hand washing: Respiratory and gastrointestinal germs are usually spread from the hands. Keep hammering home the message to your husband about the importance of your child's health. As an aside your child's exposure to germ helps him build up an immunity for late on in life. ...Read more
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