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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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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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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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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