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Doctor insights on: Sonicare Flexcare And Uv Sanitizer

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Does alcohol-based hand sanitizer destroy the uv protection on sunglasses?

Does alcohol-based hand sanitizer destroy the uv protection on sunglasses?

Sanitize: Yes-- it can, depending on the coating type-- a better choice is a microfiber cloth. ...Read more

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Is washing my hands 4 times,wiping my hands with alcohol prep pads,using fingernail polish remover under my nails&hand sanitizer enough to kill sprem?

Is washing my hands 4 times,wiping my hands with alcohol prep pads,using fingernail polish remover under my nails&hand sanitizer enough to kill sprem?

OCD: you are going way overboard with the washing, this is getting in the obsessive compulsive range. Why do you feel the need to do all these things, do you have other compulsions? If so you need to see a professional about this. Washing your hands once with soap and water was enough. ...Read more

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Job, clean houses.Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday.Should i wear mask?

Job, clean houses.Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday.Should i wear mask?

Msds sheets : Osha requires that all employers provide msds sheets on all the products that are used. Please review these sheets and make appropriate choices. Any on the job injuries may be grounds for a workers comp case. ...Read more

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What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

To actually wash : Stuff off of hands- soap and water. The hand sanitizer just kills germs - it isn't designed for removing gunk off of hands. ...Read more

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How effective are alcohol wipes at getting rid of viruses/bacteria on surfaces? I use them to wipe my hands after pumping gas, cleaning my phone, etc

How effective are alcohol wipes at getting rid of viruses/bacteria on surfaces? I use them to wipe my hands after pumping gas, cleaning my phone, etc

Excellent: The problem is that alcohol can dry your skin. The newer alcohol containing solutions for hand disinfection don't cause as much dry skin but control the germ levels as well as alcohol pads. try using them. ...Read more

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15 weeks pregnant. Used lysol cleaning wipes to clean bathrooms. No gloves. Had room fan on, and no windows. Is this ok? Wipes also contain peroxide.

15 weeks pregnant. Used lysol cleaning wipes to clean bathrooms. No gloves. Had room fan on, and no windows. Is this ok? Wipes also contain peroxide.

Cleaning products: Lysol wipes are safe and peroxide used topically is safe as well, i'm not aware of any pregnancy warnings. The fan is helpful and if there are fumes, the window should be open. There are however lots of natural cleaning solutions that you can make yourself that would be safer. ...Read more

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How to wash prescription eyewear lenses? Is using water and dish soap bad for lenses with blue light block coating? and how to dry them?

Soap and water ok: Soap and water are ok but many prefer a hypercloth available on line in most stores. These pick up oils and do not scratch, and they dry as they clean. ...Read more

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Does the power tip with the oral b electric toothbrush really work?

Does the power tip with the oral b electric toothbrush really work?

It does: The key with any toothbrush is consistency. Make sure you use it regularly and diligently around the areas where it's indicated. It'll never replace flossing though. ...Read more

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Can excessive cleaning harm my teeth? I brush for 2 min. , use mouth wash and floss before i go to bed? Is this fine?

Can excessive cleaning harm my teeth? I brush for 2 min. , use mouth wash and floss before i go to bed? Is this fine?

2 mins and soft : Brushing too aggressively and/or using a hard bristle brush can cause the gums to receed, which can lead to a litany of problems. Using a soft bristle brush with light pressure for 2 mins is what's recommended. Remember to angle the bristles so that they contact where the gums and teeth meet and to use small circular motions. ...Read more

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Is hand soap effective at removing germs to wash dishes?

Is hand soap effective at removing germs to wash dishes?

Yes: Hand washing with use of a soap or detergent can be effective in removing germs. Also, alcohol based "hand sanitizers" can serve this purpose. ...Read more

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Can rubbing alcohol kill norovirus on surfaces? I'm hearing regular cleaners like lysol aren't effective against this strain.

Can rubbing alcohol kill norovirus on surfaces?  I'm hearing regular cleaners like lysol aren't effective against this strain.

Chlorine is best: The new strain causes a more virulent illness, but there is no evidence that it is harder to kill on surfaces. Chlorine bleach is what is most recommended - http://www.Michigan.Gov/documents/guidelines_for_environmental_cleaning_125846_7.Pdf. ...Read more

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Do you really need to wear protective vest if using Portable hand held X-Ray machine to take one dental film.

Patient (yes),DA(no): old school = place camera and press xray trigger 6 ft way from a patient with a lead apron on. New school = faster film and new technologies with handheld devices with shields on them (brand name nomad) allow the operator (DA) to take the xray right up to the patient with a lead apron on the patient only. This depend on state regulations though because it has come across some debate. ...Read more

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I have chemical burncovering whole knee surface.area is necrosis peeling off.I wash twice daily cover w silvaden gauze.Tips on faster healing?

Keep it clean: You are doing what needs to be done. Healing will take its own time and there is no way to hasten it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What to do if every day with a philips sonicare electric toothbrush and I floss. are cavities genetic?

What to do if every day with a philips sonicare electric toothbrush and I floss. are cavities genetic?

What to do: First, many patients brush & floss before eating rather than after and do so inadequately for proper time. No brushing & flossing can counter a diet high in unrefined sugars or acids as with many sports drinks. Are you flossing and rinsing 2-3 times per day? See your dentist who can actually examine you and go over your habits and oral hygiene techniques as well as diet. No one is doomed to decay! ...Read more

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I find the recommended Sonicare toothbrush difficult to brush gently around my lower canines. Should I use an Oral-B circular brush in those spots?

I find the recommended Sonicare toothbrush difficult to brush gently around my lower canines. Should I use an Oral-B circular brush in those spots?

Instructions: Before you invest in another device, take the Sonicare toothbrush in with you to your dentist/hygienist for utilization suggestions. If you already own an Oral-B, by all means use it as needed. ...Read more

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Can HIV be spread at nail salon or makeup counter (try on makeup)? Lip gloss and nail polish are liquid, so virus not exposed to air. Chapped lips?

Can HIV be spread at nail salon or makeup counter (try on makeup)? Lip gloss and nail polish are liquid, so virus not exposed to air. Chapped lips?

No risk, no worries: It is probable that nobody in the world ever caught HIV from something like this. If you don't have unprotected sex with partners at risk, and do not share drug injection equipment with other persons, you will never be at risk. Don't worry about any other kind of exposures. ...Read more