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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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Sanitizer makes my skin rough . How do I know if also the cause of this break out?

Sanitizer makes my skin rough . How do I know if also the cause of this break out?

Sanitizer: Stop using the sanitizer and if your skin improves then the problems are most likely due to the sanitizer. You can then add the sanitizer back and if your skin breaks out you will know that the skin problems are caused by the sanitizer. ...Read more

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Does rubbing alcohol leave behind any residue after it evaporates? I ask this because i'm considering using it to sanitize certain utensils.

Does rubbing alcohol leave behind any residue after it evaporates? I ask this because i'm considering using it to sanitize certain utensils.

No: Check label. It should only contain isopropyl alcohol and water--both evaporate. If colored / scented / denatured (common with ethanol), then there is 'something' else present, which may or may not evaporate. ...Read more

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How can I sanitize my makeup brushes?

How can I sanitize my makeup brushes?

Medical Questions: I am sorry this question is not being answered, but it may not be in the scope of our medical practice. I have no recommendations about how you keep these items clean. But, i would guess warm water and some soap of some kind. Your girlfriends may have some tricks to take home with you. ...Read more

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Why do I feel the need to sanitize everything? Is this ocd?

Why do I feel the need to sanitize everything? Is this ocd?

OCD: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by obsessive thoughts that reoccur & consume daily functioning, along with compulsive rituals which are repeated acts that also interfere with daily functioning. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop huffing and drinking sanitizer?

Can you tell me how to stop huffing and drinking sanitizer?

No, I can't: But you can get professional help, which is what you need. Nobody can solve your problems in 400 characters. Huffing is very dangerous, and most of the things people huff (glue, paint, thinner etc.) cause brain damage, as well as damage to heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and bone marrow. Sanitizer has lots of alcohol. Find a treatment program in your area, probably portland- mercy hospital has one. ...Read more

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How can you sanitize myself for someone who has cat allergies?

How can you sanitize myself for someone who has cat allergies?

Dander avoidance: Cat dander is light and sticky. It can be in dust, on clothing, carpeting, walls, furniture and airborne (if house dust is disturbed). A thorough house cleaning would include carpet cleaning, swiffer the walls, and an air purifier. For just the person, shower/wash hair and clean clothes would make that person less likely to transfer cat dander to another person. ...Read more

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How should food be preserved, sanitized, or disinfected from shigella?

How should food be preserved, sanitized, or disinfected from shigella?

Food safety: If you live in or are traveling in endemic areas, make sure your hot food is hot and peel fresh fruits and vegetables. There is good information in the travel section of the cdc website. ...Read more

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Is there a way to sterilize or sanitize an iPod or phone? They have so many germs.

Is there a way to sterilize or sanitize an iPod or phone? They have so many germs.

Sanitary wipes...: If you get the antibacterial wipes, you can wipe off you your phones, Ipod, door nobs, toilet levers, etc. Happy germ hunting... ...Read more

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I had to do dishes at my work and used a sanitizer. If I wash my body with dove soap is it all gone?

I had to do dishes at my work and used a sanitizer. If I wash my body with dove soap is it all gone?

Washing helps: Cleaning - washing with stream of water for 15 minutes helps wash out a good amount of chemicals from skin. If it is detergent exposure it should not be big issue.However, if you got exposed to other chemicals have irritation, swelling redness or rash, burning , itching - see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is my risk of catching condyloma from my flatmate? We use the same toilet but i try to sanitize it as much as i can

What is my risk of catching condyloma from my flatmate? We use the same toilet but i try to sanitize it as much as i can

Very unlikely: Hi, you should not be able to contract hpv from your toilet seat. Fyi: there is a vaccine to minimize your risk of getting hpv (from sex) called gardasil. See your gyn if you haven't had it. ...Read more

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I am smelling strange scents.Hard to describe.Cross between a sweet scent and a sterile sanitized type scent. Any ideas out there?

I am smelling strange scents.Hard to describe.Cross between a sweet scent and a sterile sanitized type scent. Any ideas out there?

Nose/sinus: Could be a sinus infection. Try irrigating your nose with salt water (nasal saline irrigation) available over the counter. If this does not help, you should see your doctor to make sure there is no infection requiring antibiotics. There are also other, rare, weird causes of smells (temporal lobe seizures) that require evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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I had come in contact with an individual, not knowing that he had tuberculosis, am i okay? I had given a ride to a man that i knew, and 2 days later found out he had/has tuberculosis. What should I do and am i okay? How do I sanitize my car? He was only

I had come in contact with an individual, not knowing that he had tuberculosis, am i okay? I had given a ride to a man that i knew, and 2 days later found out he had/has tuberculosis. What should I do and am i okay? How do I sanitize my car? He was only

First : First of all, you need to find out if the man currently has active tuberculosis (latent tuberculosis is not contagious unless it become active) and if he is on treatment (most people are no longer contagious after a few weeks of antibiotics). If he does have active tuberculosis and is not on therapy (or has only just started therapy), then call your doctor. You should see your doctor and have them place a PPD test. This is a test where they place a bubble of fluid containing tuberculosis proteins under the skin of your arm. You will be checked in 48 hours and if your immune system reacts by causing swelling and redness, then you have been exposed and will need a chest x-ray and medication. Your doctor may want to repeat the PPD test in a few weeks after the first if the first one is negative just to make sure the first one wasn't done too early. Since tuberculosis can only live for a few hours outside of the body, there's no special sanitation you need to do to your car's interior. However since it can live for a few hours outside of the body, you need to warn anyone else that was in your car after the infected man that they might be exposed. Below i attached a link with information on tuberculosis from the national institute of health. ...Read more

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Should be sanitize their hands before holding a baby?

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 more

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Should I make everyone sanitize their hands before I let them hold the baby?

Should I make everyone sanitize their hands before I let them hold the baby?

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 more

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What is hand sanitizer made of?

What is hand sanitizer made of?

Various alcohols: The common one I used in my office had an ethyl alcohol base with a variety of bitter additives to make it undrinkable. Isopropyl alcohol (common rubbing alcohol) may occasionally show up in some products. Wood alcohol (methanol) is so toxic (tablespoonful will kill you) it does not show up in this product but is occasional used as a fuel. ...Read more

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I had pneumococcal bacteremia. I work w/ children. Nervous about getting sick again, what is best way to sanitize items used by multiple kids?

I had pneumococcal bacteremia. I work w/ children. Nervous about getting sick again, what is best way to sanitize items used by multiple kids?

Three best ways...: The best ways to avoid getting a respiratory infection are... 1. Wash your hands frequently 2. Wash your hands frequently 3. Wash your hands frequently ;-) Maybe teach them how to wash their hands and offer a hand sanitizer for their use? ...Read more

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How to clean up Urine spill properly? It's a tiny puddle size, but how do I clean? Just with dry paper? Wet wipes? Sanitizer? Rubbing Alcohol?

How to clean up Urine spill properly?

It's a tiny puddle size, but how do I clean? Just with dry paper? Wet wipes? Sanitizer? Rubbing Alcohol?

Urine: Healthy urine is sterile and acidic usually. Wiping with a cloth and water should be sufficient. Actually very few diseases are transmitted by urine. ...Read more