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Why Is It Harmful To Put Hand Sanitizer On Broken Skin Or Open Wounds
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How harmful is it to get fluocinonide in open wounds? I have bad psoriasis on my scalp and am always scratching, which results in a lot of broken skin and open wounds. I just put on my fluocinonide 0.05% and had severe stinging all over my head once I app
Is it safe to rub hand sanitizer on open cuts for disinfecting it before seeing my doc? Will I get alcohol poisoning? I put a lot a few times today
I put hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol on a very open cut on my head. Will I get alcohol poisoning? I put a decent amount
No: Not to worry. You won't get alcohol poisoning. ...Read more
No: Rub hands well so they are dry. ...Read more
Yes: It is effective in killing many of the organisms that you take care of with handwashing, however, it is better to wash them for around 20 seconds making sure you get the tips as well as around the fingers if given a choice. ...Read more
Is it safe if baby puts hands into the mouth after hands are used hand sanitizer alcohol free (leave it dry)? Thanks
Sanitizer: Without knowing what product you are using it is impossible to be definitive, but the chances of this doing harm to your baby are infinitessimally small. ...Read more
If someone w/ a cold sore on their chin & spit on my skin near my eye while talking & I used hand sanitizer. What are my chances of getting hsv1?
Slim: Slim to none, wouldn't be concerned.Get a more detailed answer ›
Putting hand sanitizer on a skin allergic rash? Rash has been present for about a month. Neck first, then upper back. Neck disappeared now slight.
Child scratched me after swam in dirty pool, broke skin, little blood. Hand sanitizer, washed 5 min w/ soap. How long to know it's not infected? Days?
Couple of days:
If it does not become, red, swollen or painful by a couple of days since the incident, you should be okay. You may apply Neosporin ointment to the wound.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Had protected sex & have balanitus after putting hand sanitizer on my penis in sept. No blisters. Red spots on head, red Corona/foreskin. Risk of hsv?
Probably not herpes: Herpes doesn't cause this sort of problem, especially when it lasts several months. This sounds like garden variety fungal (yeast) or nonspecific balanitis, very common in uncircumcised men. Probably not caused by hand sanitizer, even if that was just before the problem started. Retract foreskin and wash 2x daily w/ soap & water. See a dermatologist if it continues after that. ...Read more
Hand sanitizer dried out hands & skin cut & bled & have tiny itchy bumps that won't go away with creams or hydrocortisone. Fungal? Allergy? Bacterial?
So far I ate some soup, put chapstick medicated and lypsol on it, cut it open put hand sanitizer on it then petroleum jelly. What should I do next?
Healing open wounds: 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
Touching a rusty gate when I have dry, broken skin on my hands. Is there a risk of infection, such as tetanus?
Infection: This is highly unlikely, although nothing is impossible. Infection can be introduced into the body any time there are breaks in the integument (skin and mucous membranes) since this is our primary immune defense. On the other hand it would be virtually impossible to get tetanus in this manner. This organism would have to be deposited in tissue without blood supply and produce toxin. Don't worry. ...Read more
Possibility I touched something after someone who could have hiv. I have dry broken skin on my hands. Could I pick up the infection by this?
No: HIV is transmitted via sex, or blood transfusion or use of contaminated needle (or from Mom to baby with birth/pregnancy/ breast feeding) It is very remotely possible to transmit via contact with contaminated blood to an open wound. An HIV patient who was not bleeding does not contaminate something by touching it. ...Read more
Dry broken skin on my hands and contact with my cat and dog. Should I to avoid their saliva on skin or only if they bite me is it risk of infection?
Very small amount of weed killer from a surface to my dry broken skin on hands, would this cause damage?
Not likely: Just be sure to clean the area well with warm soapy water. ...Read more
Hi can you catch an sti from the sweat from one person going into broken skin like a blister on the hand?
Risk of getting any of the hepatitis virus' via contact with toilet water on broken skin / scratch on hand. Do these virus survive in toilet water?
While I have dry broken skin on my hands, should I avoid contact with my cat, incase of infection from her saliva or her nose or only if she bites me?
Could my children catch pasteurella multocida from broken skin on my hand if I have caught the infection from dog saliva? Worried about meningitis.
Is it safe to put neosporin on the labia if it's the side closest to the vaginal opening? If not what can I put there to help with open wounds?
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