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Can you be sick from swallowing a bit of face wash and bar soap? Would you be sick immediately after or can it happen a day later?

Can you be sick from swallowing a bit of face wash and bar soap? Would you be sick immediately after or can it happen a day later?

Yes but minor: Your nervous system /gut are both wired to help you live...by making you vomit if you ingest something foul. That said, a bit of soap would seldom trigger that response unless it was particularly nasty tasting.The soap itself would cruise through your gut without problems. Some people take a related product for gas all the time.Don't loose sleep over this. ...Read more

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If someone who is sick kissed you on your cheeks but then you washed your face with soap right after, what is the likelihood of getting sick?

If someone who is sick kissed you on your cheeks but then you washed your face with soap right after, what is the likelihood of getting sick?

With what?: What are you afraid of? This is not a risky behavior. You have a small risk every time you take a breath. "Sick" with what? You need to live in the real world. Certain infections, say ebola or tuberculosis, call for special; precautions. Otherwise you are exposed to many viruses and other infections every day. Normal immunity protects you from most things. ...Read more

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Back of leg touched the bottom of toilet seat when sitting on it, I washed with soap in shower afterwards, will it kill the germs or will i get sick?

Back of leg touched the bottom of toilet seat when sitting on it, I washed with soap in shower afterwards, will it kill the germs or will i get sick?

Prevention: Its really good that you washed the area with soap and water. Even though it does not kill all the germs, in a general healthy person this is good as long as skin is intact. You can also use antibacterial soap as well but still not all germs die. And that does not mean that you would get sick either. You have taken the right measures. ...Read more

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Boil water order in neighborhood. Accidentally turned water on hands for split second. Washed hands with bottle water and soap 2x. Will I get sick?

Boil water order in neighborhood. Accidentally turned water on hands for split second. Washed hands with bottle water and soap 2x. Will I get sick?

Not likely: Boil water order is done to kill bacteria in DRINKING water. As long as you did not drink the water you should be ok. Also you used the universal precaution by washing your hands with bottled water and soap which helps preventing spread of ALL germs (bacteria and viruses.) ...Read more

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I'm obsessed with getting sick from pink eye. It is making me clean everything that i use with alcohol and bactericide soap, this is really necessary?

I'm obsessed with getting sick from pink eye. It is making me clean everything that i use with alcohol and bactericide soap, this is really necessary?

Not needed: It sounds like someone near to you has had pink eye/ This usually clears up in 3-10 days depending upon the virus. One treatment of anything that person has touched will prevent an infection from spreading. Pink eye at its worst is uncomfortable but not dangerous. ...Read more

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I'm sick of not being able to sleep due to restless leg syndrome please help what can I do? The bar of soap and warm baths nor stretching helps.

I'm sick of not being able to sleep due to restless leg syndrome please help what can I do? The bar of soap and warm baths nor stretching helps.

See PCP/Neurologist: 20 y/o Female says, I'm sich of not being able to sleep due to restless leg syndrome please help what I can do. The bar of soap and warm baths nor stretching helps. Since it sounds like one is trying alternate remedies it's time to see one's PCP or Neurologist for complete Physical, Reassessment/ Diagnosis confirmation/ & initiation of Pharmaceutical treatment as these tend to work better. ...Read more

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Can you get sick from inhaling white mold from Orange juice and dish soap in hookah pipe for six months? Idk how long the mold was there for. But quit

Can you get sick from inhaling white mold from Orange juice and dish soap in hookah pipe for six months?
Idk how long the mold was there for. But quit

Mold: If it is 6 months and to date have not developed sinus or pulmonary ills like sinusitis, cough, shortness of breath , pneumonia, the probability of having been infected is low. There are many unknowns-what was the white stuff ?, if absolutely worried CXR. CT sinuses would tell you if lurking infection. Wash all equipment before and after use with hibiclens. let dry f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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What is a SOAP note?

What is a SOAP note?

Medical Note: S= subjective, O = Objective, A = Assessment & T = Plan. ...Read more

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How does oilatum soap work?

How does oilatum soap work?

Soap: All soaps work essentially the same way. They are a fat/oil mixed with color, fragrance or not. They can be harsh or gentle. Oilatum is gentle and leaves an oil based moisturizer on your skin. Most people love it. ...Read more

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Best antiacne soap in market?

Best antiacne soap in market?

Soap not the answer: Acne is a major chronic disease that in spite of what anybody may have told you is not the result of your diet or your poor hygiene. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only thing you can buy yourself that can do much. Failing this, get with your physician. The oral contraceptive pill, a topical agent like clindamycin, or something stronger will be able to clear you -- depends on what's right for you. ...Read more

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Are colored toilet soaps harmful?

NO: Not unlesss you are allergic to soaps or coloring. ...Read more

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Where can I but phisoderm soap?

Where can I but phisoderm  soap?

Phisoderm: Check your local pharmacy or store chain that has facial cleansers. ...Read more

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Do soaps reflect real life problems?

Do soaps reflect real life problems?

Sometimes.: A number of day-time soap operas have made an attempt to encorporate issues that are prevalent in our society (hiv positivity, gay life style, suicidality etc.). However, hystrionics is what many find entertaining - so there is a lot of that too. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of lux soap?

Lux soap: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What happens if you eat a piece of soap?

Depends: on the ingredients in the specific soap. ...Read more

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What is benefit of a musk brand of soap?

What is benefit of a musk brand of soap?

Scent: Jergens musk soap reportedly leaves the skin quite soft with a lingering musk scent. A number of companies make musk soap with a variety of ingredients (i.e. Goat milk). Scent and skin softness/ moisture are reported benefits. ...Read more

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Does diluting castile soap change the ph?

No.: pH will remain the same. Most of these soaps are designed to be pretty neutral with an excess of oil to lye ratio in the production. Castille soap has to sit for a long time to cure so there is very little unreacted lye. However lye is very basic and leaves the soap with a pH about 8. That's pretty normal for soaps. ...Read more

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Should I use regular or antibacterial soap?

Should I use regular or antibacterial soap?

Your preference: A regular soap is most often adequate for cleanliness and personal hygiene, and then use an anti-bacterial hand soap for hand washing, especially after using the bathroom. ...Read more

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Is it good to use colored body soaps and toilet soaps?

Is it good to use colored body soaps and toilet soaps?

Soaps: If you don't have an allergic reaction or intolerance to these types of soap, the coloring agents
in them should be harmless. ...Read more

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Do all brands of bar soaps have antibacterial properties?

Do all brands of bar soaps have antibacterial properties?

No: Antibacterial soaps contain antibiotics. Regular soaps can help remove the oil that germs cling to from the skin or other surface so that it can be flushed away with water. ...Read more

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What is the most effective soap and glory skincare products?

What is the most effective soap and glory skincare products?

Glory products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is dr bronners tingly castille soap too much for my undercarriage?

Is dr bronners tingly castille soap too much for my undercarriage?

Go easy: If by "undercarriage" you're referring to your delicate parts, the answer is no, especially for the vagina and anal areas. Harsh soaps can cause drying, cracking and itching, and should be avoided. In fact, it's best to minimize the use of soap at all: just a little water is enough. If you do use dr. Bronners, make sure and follow his instructions: "dilute! dilute! dilute!". ...Read more

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Is antibacterial soap healthierand safer to use than regular soap?

Is antibacterial soap healthierand safer  to use than regular soap?

Regular is fine: Regular soap kills bacteria too. For normal use, it's all you need. ...Read more

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Share body soap with other but some people say that's not hygienic is that true?

Share body soap with other but some people say that's not hygienic is that true?

Use your own: If you are concerned either use your own soap or use a liquid soap instead of bar soap. ...Read more