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Can I use savlon on my the wounds of my penis to dry?

Can I use savlon on my the wounds of my penis to dry?

Wounds: I do not know what "savlon" is but penis and wounds concerns me. Again go see your doctor, your problem could be very serious. ...Read more

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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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Savlon cleansing wipes with antiseptic. These should not be used on wounds. I cleaned a small cut with one without realising. Is this dangerous?

Savlon cleansing wipes with antiseptic. These should not be used on wounds. I cleaned a small cut with one without realising. Is this dangerous?

No.: Savlon wipes are marketed for "on the go" wound cleansing and hand sanitizing. It would be more "dangerous" to delay cleansing a fresh wound. Most likely Savlon wipes contain the antiseptic chlorhexidine which is often used in hospitals & other medical settings. Check the ingredients on the container and use them only as directed. You should be perfectly safe. ...Read more

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Can I use savlon on my child to treat heat rush?

Can I use savlon on my child to treat heat rush?

Unless the lesions: Are infected or open and draining, I would use a gentler product like eucerin cream or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). ...Read more

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Hello Sir, I just got a cut on my left had as I was opening a container. I have washed it and applied savlon. Do I need to go for a tetnus injection? Thanks, Rishabh

Hello Sir, I just got a cut on my left had as I was opening a container. I have washed it and applied savlon. Do I need to go for a tetnus injection? Thanks, Rishabh

Tetanus shot: Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know when you last had one or if the wound is dirty & it has been more than 5 years since last shot. ...Read more

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How long will it take for skin burns to heal from an antiseptic (savlon)?

How long will it take for skin burns to heal from an antiseptic (savlon)?

Fast Healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Can I clean a wound from testicular torsion operation with savlon antiseptic?

Can I clean a wound from testicular torsion operation with savlon antiseptic?

Just keep clean...: Some degree of pain, redness, and "swelling" at incision are expected, worst for 1-2 days, and get better day by day afterwards. As long as it moves in such expected postop course, you're ok. All you need to do is do nothing but keep the incision dry and clean. Why? What we do after skin edges seal will make no difference to the tissue beneath the skin. If still in doubt, see doc timely. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a black pug bitch and she has bitten me on my hand although its a small cut but blood came out and I washed it with soap and savlon?

Hi, I have a black pug bitch and she has bitten me on my hand although its a small cut but blood came out and I washed it with soap and savlon?

If bitten by a dog ;: Wound is minor - wash w soap ; water, apply antibiotic ointment ; cover w bandaid /bandage. Get tetanus shot if you haven’t had one in last 10 years or your don’t know. For more serious wound or possible infection, apply pressure ; obtain urgent care. Per mayo clinic, if last tetanus shot was > 5 years ago ; wound is “deep or dirty”, a booster shot may be recommended. If you are bitten by wild >. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a big cut on my leg and I have put savlon antiseptic cream on it, and I wanted to know if it was the same as neosporin?

What do you recommend if I have a big cut on my leg and I have put savlon antiseptic cream on it, and I wanted to know if it was the same as neosporin?

No: Main component of savlon is cetrimide which is an antiseptic. On the other hand neosporin is an antibiotic which is effective against infection. Savlon protects against infection. Neosporin treat infection. You cannot substitute savlon with neosporin. Use of savlon will reduce the changes of infection and use of neosporin. ...Read more

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How long would it take for a deodrant burn to heal and is savlon and aloe vera helpful?

How long would it take for a deodrant burn to heal and is savlon and aloe vera helpful?

Deodorant burn: YOU HAVE A FIRE ON YOUR SKIN!
WARMN WATER COMPRESSES, FOR 4 OR 5 MINUTES EVERY THREE OR FOUR HOURS WILL HELP.
DO NOT USE ANY CREAMS OR LOTIONS OR OINTMENTS DURING THIS TIME!
ALSO NO SOAP! ...Read more

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I am healing from skin burns caused by antiseptic (savlon), what to do to speed up recovery?

Depends on how deep: Of course I am assuming the offending material has been well washed off. Redness, like a sunburn, can often be treated with a mild steroid. Blistering may require a burn cream. Third degree might require surgery. Best to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon in person for a true evaluation and plan. ...Read more

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Can I use savlon antiseptic cream for a mild impetigo if I don't have time to see a doctor in the coming days? If yes, how often should I apply it? Should I put a bandage over it as well? If no, any other OTC product you would recommend?

Can I use savlon antiseptic cream for a mild impetigo if I don't have time to see a doctor in the coming days? If yes, how often should I apply it? Should I put a bandage over it as well? If no, any other OTC product you would recommend?

Impetigo: Surface antiseptic and OTC antibiotic cream would help, but if no improvement in few days, you need to see your doctor, you may need a systemic antibiotic or the diagnosis isn't impetigo, goodluck ...Read more

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Is it safe to use savlon during pregnancy? Too itchy bottom due to progestrone suppositry dishcharge and piles problem..

Is it safe to use savlon during pregnancy? Too itchy bottom due to progestrone suppositry dishcharge and piles problem..

Salvon in pregnancy: Cetrimide, a component of Salvon, is contraindicated. There is not enough safety data in pregnancy and with lactation. Please see your physician for hemorrhoid treatment if needed.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/expert-answers/hemorrhoids-during-pregnancy/faq-20058149 ...Read more

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I applied undiluted savlon on my forehead to treat a minor scratch wound. Now the area is swollen and little bumps filled with water/pus have appeared?

I applied undiluted savlon on my forehead to treat a minor scratch wound. Now the area is swollen and little bumps filled with water/pus have appeared?

Contact allergy?: If the vesicles only appear where the Savlon was applied and if they appeared 24-72hrs after, then my first suspicion would be a contact allergy to a component of the Savlon. ...Read more

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Had shingle jab a week ago have a very painful and swollen arm headache and sweating been putting savlon on arm to try and ease it for the rash?

Had shingle jab a week ago have a very painful and swollen arm headache and sweating been putting savlon on arm to try and ease it for the rash?

First time or recur: The wording of your question suggests that you are familiar with shingles, having a "jab"? The treatment of the initial episode is quite different than treating recurring post-herpetic neuralgia/pain. I don't think Savlon, an antibiotic cream, should help. Initial rash & blisters best treated at home with moist compresses, calamine lotion, & topical cream for inflammation. Next, Rx. Meds from MD. ...Read more

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If I had HPV lesions on my genitals and touch my self and handshake someone with out washing my hands could they get HPV touching them selfs?

If I had HPV lesions on my genitals and touch my self and handshake someone with out washing my hands could they get HPV touching them selfs?

Highly improbable: While there are reported to be non-sexual routes for hpv transmission, the overwhelming majority of hpv transmissions are via sexual contact. Advice to avoid the contact route you've described, and otherwise wash hands after casual contact with your genitals (i.e. Wash hands after using the restroom). Lastly, if you have awareness of active hpv lesions please seek medical attention for treatment. ...Read more

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If I wash my genitals in bath or toilet, in case of having hpv, washing my hands with soap will be enough? Can the virus spread other parts of body؟

Washing with: Warm clean soap and water should be fine. Specific types of warts usually occur primarily in specific parts of the body. ...Read more

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Cold sore for about 4 days & it's almost gone but I touched the cold sore & then touched my genitals without washing hands can I get genital herpes?

Cold sore for about 4 days & it's almost gone but I touched the cold sore & then touched my genitals without washing hands can I get genital herpes?

Technically: But wow, would that be UNLIKELY. First, the virus amounts drop fast after the sore opens and by almost gone there is almost no virus. Second, you have some immunity to that virus which is why it lasted 4 to 5 and not many of them, spreading, lasting 2-3 times longer. So, there is strong resistance to getting it elsewhere. Happens, but with fresh virus and DIRECTLY rubbing the virus into new spot. ...Read more

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Is it possible that touching the anus/genitals then mouth without washing hands perpetuate infection?

Is it possible that touching the anus/genitals then mouth without washing hands perpetuate infection?

Without: A doubt this activity can potentiate infection. Hand hygeine is most important in all settings. ...Read more

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I try to keep clean, I'm female and find I soon smell in genital area like stale urine within same day of washing why?

I try to keep clean, I'm female and find I soon smell in genital area like stale urine within same day of washing why?

Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. In women your age, it may become more common if menopausal, i.e. reduced vaginal estrogen. External wash OK, but do not douche, which will make BV worse. Otherwise hygiene has nothing to do with it. See your doctor for diagnosis prescription treatment, and prevention. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you spread genital warts ny washing yourself with a towel during an outbreak?

Yes: If the contaminated towel were used fairly soon after use and the virus found a break in the skin to invade. Considering the virus can survive and infect from the smoke created by laser treatment, it shouldn't have trouble surviving a wet towel. ...Read more

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Does washing your genital after sex with soap and water reduce the risk of having herpes?

Does washing your genital after sex with soap and water reduce the risk of having herpes?

Slightly: But herpes can enter the skin thru minor cracks, fissures, tears and therefore washing is not enough. First, you and your partner should be tested. Second, use condoms all the time. Third, if your partner is positive for herpes, consider medication to reduce risk of transmission. ...Read more

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Is it safe to share soap with strangers by washing genital area directly in both cases (you and stranger)? Thanks

Good question: Soap has anti microbial property and the reason why we use it. So think about it. The act of sharing however can be a little intimidating once it has been used in the private areas. But I guess same could be applied to the hands. ...Read more

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If I was my anus with the washcloth right after washing my groin, can I spread my genital HPV to my anus?

If I was my anus with the washcloth right after washing my groin, can I spread my genital HPV to my anus?

Yes: It is possible to transfer hpv to different sites by touch but certain subtypes prefer different body areas making the possibility of transference less likely. Either way you should seek professional treatment to eradicate the lesions and to follow you long term to make sure it doesn't recur or lead to long term problems. ...Read more

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With genital warts -this virus can spread from towels n material? Underwear towel?, is washing them clearing the virus? How do u control this virus,

With genital warts -this virus can spread from towels n material? Underwear towel?, is washing them clearing the virus? How do u control this virus,

Unlikely: It is common belief genital warts are transmitted by skin to skin contact only (sexual contact), other means possible but unlikely. You can control them by various accepted treatments. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes. Is washing my dirty towels in cold water and detergent enough infection control to protect my roommate?

I have genital herpes. Is washing my dirty towels in cold water and detergent enough infection control to protect my roommate?

Yes: As long as you have no direct skin to skin contact and don't share wet washclothes, you are fine. For more info: www. AskYourGynecologist. Org ...Read more