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What Should I Use To Clean Tub To Prevent Spread Of Warts And Fungus
No: Molluscum has been known since ancient times esp. among the athletes, wrestlers in particularly. It is from sharing the mats and the body contact. So if you go to a gym, put a clean towel on the bench or bring your own mat. Otherwise exercise is fine. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molluscum_contagiosum ...Read more
How to disinfect touchscreen cellphones and remotes to eliminate bacterias like staph etc? What to use and how to use? Can I wipe them with dettol?
Family & I contracted scabies from our dog.Can we use sulphur soap to help get rid of them?How long should it stay on in the shower?Safe for 1yr old?
Yes, but only kills: live mites. Animal scabies mite does not reproduce on the human host, so a few days should take care of it. For human to human scabies, the sulfur soap will not kill the eggs, so the treatment will have to be repeated for several weeks. I recommend pymethrin lotion applied overnight and repeated in a week. It is safe for infants over a year old. See the label on one product: http://www.cuticareproducts.com/scabies_treatments_s/1820.htm ...Read more
Aldara (imiquimod) instructs to apply to affected area with clean hands. I use it for genital warts and I dont trust touching it incase it spread. Is this safe?
Genital Warts: Use A qtip to applyGet a more detailed answer ›
Can you use lotramin on the vagina to get rid of a rash/ yeast infection? can you also use apple cider vinegar to get rid of HPV warts?
I have genital herpes, do I need to be disinfecting the toilet seat after each use to practice safe infection control?
Probably unnecessary: Apparently, you're an herpes-carrier with sporadic flare-up, who will not shed and spread virus at remission. Besides, all humans have their natural barriers - unbroken skin, which will prevent virus invasion. So, all-in-all, there is no practical reason to disinfect toilet seat after each use during remission. But, personal mental comfort level may highly vary so you decide. ...Read more
Can I use hydrocortisone cream 2.5% to help with a yeast infection? Can i apply it to the outside of vagina?
I am using tea tree oil to treat fungal infection on toe nails and heels of feet. How long do I need to leave it on and how many times to reapply?
See specialist: Before self-medicating with an unproved otc, seeking consultation with a dermatologist and possible treatment with proven anti-fungal medications might be more prudent. ...Read more
What amount of water/listerine or vinegar should you use to soak your feet to treat toenail fungus?
Treat the cause 1st: not the symptoms. If there's fungus present, this points to the person's immunity status being compromised or reduced. So that's the first thing that should be addressed, so that the fungus doesn't continue growing indefinitely. Soaking the foot in any type of solution is only a temporary measure that may not help long term. More important to treat the root cause first, not just the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Bad idea: Dettol is a good antiseptic for toilets, sinks ; counters not for vaginas. Vagina is designed to keep itself clean ; normally contains lactobacilli (good bacteria) which tend to keep vagina infection free. Best to wash around vagina with unscented soap. Vaginal yeast, if present, can be treated with antifungals such as monistat, Gyne-Lotrimin or miconazole. Dettol will kill good bacteria. ...Read more
What if you put antiseptic like dettol in your bathing water and use the water to wash you vagina, will it be infectous?
I would be concerned: That dettol liquid antiseptic /disinfectant could cause irritation and change vaginal ph. ...Read more
What soap can I use to wash my vulva? And also is there anything to help with the scent of the vagina/vulva ?
Soaps used on the outside of my vagina makes me get infections. How can I keep clean down there without any soap at all?
Cetaphil cleanser: Can try cetaphil cleanser- is very mild. Is designed for sensitive skin. Most grocery stores / pharmacies carry it. You can use it on a wash cloth, or just clean area with cetaphil on a cotton ball. Most soaps contain scents that can irritate the vaginal area . They also contain lye which can be an irritant as well. Also make sure not to use douche products. Not necessary. ...Read more
No: Presumably dry carpets aren't typical source for spread of athlete's foot but rather damp & moist areas, aka locker room & gym showers plus wet socks & shoes. Check out http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/understanding-athletes-foot-basics & http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/athletes-foot-myths. ...Read more
What can I use to lessen the pain of genital herpes? The sores are open and it hurts to clean. Help!
See details: You need to be on a medication that will specifically treat the outbreak. The meds you are currently taking have no benefit for this issue. ...Read more
Being treated for vulvovaginitis caused by bacteria infection. What can I safely wash the area with that is not bar soap? Don't want to reinfect area.
Exteranal vulva wash: The vulvar skin can be washed with dove, caress, or ivory soap safely- or hibiclens and/or phisoderm ...Read more
I want to apply permethrin in order to get rid of scabies. Is this treatment 100% working and when can I concider myself not-infective? Thank you :)
No. Some Scabies: are resistant to this treatment. Go to CDC web site for complete info. ...Read more
Does a bar of soap or liquid handwash kill all bacteria on hands or do you have to use antibacterial soap to do that? Which is better?
Antibacterial soap: is probably better,but not by muchGet a more detailed answer ›
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