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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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Could dawn dish soap burn your hands?

Could dawn dish soap burn your hands?

Unlikely: but the hot water that it is in might. ...Read more

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washing not mine, dried blood off object why lowrisk for blood borne pathogens with paper towel dish soap and water ? Washed hands after with soap

washing not mine, dried blood off object why lowrisk for blood borne pathogens with paper towel dish soap and water ? Washed hands after with soap

Low risk: Low risk, unless you have an open wound and blood from someone with a known blood-borne pathogen. The risk is still less than being injected with that blood. ...Read more

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Can just warm/hot tap water hand wash kill sperm off the hands?Is it enough?

Can just warm/hot tap water hand wash kill sperm off the hands?Is it enough?

Sure: A good washing with water will do just fine in rinsing away sperm. Soap is optional, but using soap is ok too. ...Read more

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Would washing hands with soap and pretty hot water along with hydrogen peroxide kill any sperm on hand?

Would washing hands with soap and pretty hot water along with hydrogen peroxide kill any sperm on hand?

Spermicides: dear Lois326 your regimen would kill just about everything in sight! Just use soap and water for a minute or 2 and you would be ok here. I am assuming you are more concerned about STD and HIV and the answer is that a wash with soap and water for about 2-3 mins will protect you from everything of that nature. Also, u cannot get preg from dry sperm on your hand inserted into the vagina.thx ...Read more

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Used tap water and soap to clean netipot, but then put in microwave to "disinfect" as per instructions. Would this kill bacteria from the tap water?

Used tap water and soap to clean netipot, but then put in microwave to "disinfect" as per instructions. Would this kill bacteria from the tap water?

Possible: Hi, Thank you for your question. I use a neti-pot and have been using only tap water to clean it. I have been using it for years with no problems. Be careful with the soap. Make sure it is completely clear of soap otherwise it will burn your nasal passage. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more

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What is soap in soap suds enema?

What is soap in soap suds enema?

Irritant. Don't use: Soap is soap. Soap suds enemas are highly irritating to the lining of the rectum and colon. Aside from causing a bowel movement can cause a whopping inflammation (colitis). Tap water enemas or store bought phosphate enemas are safer (check with md, especially if history of heart, kidney, liver trouble). Oil retention enemas are lubricant. ...Read more

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Sliced finger open with scissors. Washed it with soap & water & sprayed some dettol antiseptic wash & covered with plaster. Can it still get infected?

Sliced finger open with scissors. Washed it with soap & water & sprayed some dettol antiseptic wash & covered with plaster. Can it still get infected?

Yes: It can still get infected from bacteria on the scissors or on your skin surface. You did all the right things so you have done everything you could to prevent infection. Keep your eye on the wound and if it becomes red, swollen, painful, hot see your md. ...Read more

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Is palm olive ultra antibacterial dish soap hazardous if swallowed in large amounts?

Is palm olive ultra antibacterial dish soap hazardous if swallowed in large amounts?

More information: Dish soap and other topical antibacterial agents should not be ingested. Consult the label on the bottle for the manufacturer's warnings or consult your local poison control center. ...Read more

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Does antibacterial soap for dishes kill semen on surfaces like the couch or the edge of a door ?

Does antibacterial soap for dishes kill semen on surfaces like the couch or the edge of a door ?

Yes: The sperm won't live long at all without semen or the body. I imagine that on a hard surface or cloth, they would live minutes, if that So cleaning with detergent certainly will kill sperm and clean up the stains. Not to worry ...Read more

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Is hand washing dish detergent dangerous for children?

Is hand washing dish detergent dangerous for children?

See below: Depends on how the exposure is. If ingested, exposed to the eyes or a mucosa surface, the detergents can be harmful. If you have any concerns about a present exposure, call your local poison control center for advise. ...Read more

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Does the basic ivory soap bar clog pores?

Does the basic ivory soap bar clog pores?

Nope-: It helps. Keeping your face clean and not oily is the key. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/skin-glow-13/minimize-pores ...Read more

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Could shampoo kill sperm in the shower?

Could shampoo kill sperm in the shower?

Nobody knows: Don't bet three people's future on it. A woman isn't going to get pregnant off a shower curtain, bar of soap, or swimming pool no matter what some ungentlemanly man may have done there earlier. But don't expect shampoo to be a contraceptive. ...Read more

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Tooth brush dish washer. Is it safe to use a tooth brush cleaned in the dishwasher?

Tooth brush dish washer. Is it safe to use a tooth brush cleaned in the dishwasher?

Nat a bad idea: Just make sure it;s thoroughly rinsed after cleaning. Best idea is to change your toothbrush if the bristles begin to fray, but no less often than every 3 months. Should also change brush if you have a cold so that you don't reinfect yourself. ...Read more

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Is antibacterial dial bar soap good to clean genitals with I heard that antibacterial removes the good bacteria?

Is antibacterial dial bar soap good to clean genitals with I heard that antibacterial removes the good bacteria?

Regular soap is fine: "Antibacterial" soap is a marketing gimmick. The fact is, soaps of any kind remove bacteria from the skin surface. Their overuse can alter the normal balance of good vs bad bacteria. The problem with "antibacterial" soaps is that it breeds bacteria resistance, which confers a survival advantage. This means that the resistant bacteria will grow even in the presence of the "antibacterial" soap. ...Read more

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Can soap wash HPV off hands?

Can soap wash HPV off hands?

No: Hpv is a virus and it will present as a wart on you hand. A wart is remove by chemical treatment, freezing or laser. ...Read more