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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?
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
If someone who kissed you on the cheeks was sick and then you washed your cheeks with soap right after would you still get sick?
As long as it didn't: touch your mouth or nose, probably not ...Read more
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
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
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?
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Glory products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
2 hour shower: That may be drying to the skin. ...Read more
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
Use your own: If you are concerned either use your own soap or use a liquid soap instead of bar soap. ...Read more