If you swim have problems with your ears and are pregnant is it safe to use rubbing alcohol to help?
If it is something on the outside like on the skin of your ears yes but on the inside no You might hurt your ears this way You are much better using some light oil (almond) on the inside. You can get earplugs to wear for swimming that should help.
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Uses for Rubbing Alcohol In the definition of Rubbing Alcohol in The American Heritage(TM) Dictionary of the English Language, this is what it says: "Rubbing Alcohol - NOUN: A mixture usually consisting of 70 percent isopropyl or absolute alcohol, applied externally to relieve muscle and joint pai…n." Here are more suggestions and tips from others: . If you chose to use it, I would do so cautiously because it can cause harmful reactions. See the link to the right on toxicology. . We usually use rubbing alcohol to sterilize things like thermometers. . It can also be used for cleaning your printer heads. . Rubbing alcohol can also be used after using RitAID for lice. It makes sure the lice are not there. . Useful for cleaning VCR heads that have become dirty when the magnetic coating on old VHS tapes disintegrates. If the heads are not cleaned, the residue damages any other tapes played in your VCR and the heads eventually (abrasive oxide). Use lint free cloth. . To clean the TFT LCD screens of notebook computers: removes the oily buildup from fingers and cigarette smoke and restores and tones the special coating on the screen (Dilute the rubbing alcohol 2:1 with distilled water then add 2,5ml apple cider vinegar per 100ml - completely restores and cleans). . To cut sheets of safety-glass: score the glass with a diamond cutter then pour rubbing alcohol into the furrow and set light with a match - the heat melts the bonded substrate between the two sheets of glass and makes a clean straight break. . Rubbing Alcohol, used properly, can be used as a disinfectant. Hospitals and medical professionals use it often to wipe off their equipment, such as a stethoscope, that is used regularly and cannot easily be sterilized between uses. At home it is useful when someone is sick (or not), for example, take all areas where people use items constantly, such as doorknobs, telephones, kitchen cabinet handles, refrigerator, tv remote control and TOYS. Using a disposable towel or paper towels, cleanse the touchable items with rubbing alcohol, it usually kills GERMS and BACTERIA and keeps common areas A LOT cleaner, and generally will keep GERMS from spreading. It is particularly useful in bathroom areas. Naturally keep areas well ventilated. It is a quick and easy solution to disinfecting home or OFFICE. And it dries very quickly without leaving a smelly after odor (like bleach). . Use rubbing alcohol to help dry up a cold sore. Apply when the cold sore appears until it becomes dry and it will shorten the life and begin to fall off. Takes about a week instead of two. . To clean windows and other household appliances when mixed with baking soda and vinegar. . To get grease out of a carpet, apply rubbing alcohol and lightly rub in a circular motion with a clean rag until spot is gone. Always Check for colorfastness first! . Rubbing alcohol disinfects your skin and if you are giving yourself a shot or something it's so that it doesn't get infected . I carry it in a small spray bottle and use it to sanitize shopping carts, or use after using a public restroom or on the table at a restaurant. I use it to wipe down our seating area on the airplane too (pre 911 of course. I don't know if I could bring it now.) - any place that could have germs during flu and cold season. . You can use rubbing alcohol to wipe off the oil your skin puts on a surface before you paint to prevent fisheyes. . You can use rubbing alcohol to remove permanent marker on plastic, or glass. Be careful of the percentage you are using with plastic. Test an area first. Certain plastics can get gummy. . Rubbing alcohol can be used to remove nail polish and also permanent marker from smooth surfaces (I use it on burnt CDs that I accidentally mark wrong) . You use rubbing alcohal for many things but it is mainly used for disinfecting cuts and scrapes . Rubbing alcohol and body piercing Rubbing alcohol is extremely useful to body piercists. In this wonderful age of single-use, individually packaged needles, rubbing alcohol still has a place in the shop. Here's a few that come to mind: . Rubbing down chairs/tables/countertops . Wiping tools to be later autoclaved - no dried blood . Cleansing area to be pierced before applying iodine . De-gritting autoclave . Cleaning jewelry that has been on display . Display glass/mirrors/registers . Rubbing Alcohol can be used on cuts, scrapes, burns and bruises. It cleans the affected area, and keeps it from getting infected. It's great to use on bruises. It reduces swelling and gets rid of the black and blue marks. Pour it on a cotton ball and apply directly on bruise several times a day. Rubbing alcohol is great at getting rid of Athlete's Foot and reducing pain and swelling in feet and ankles with edema. Give it a few minutes and feel the difference...great stuff! It is used as a disinfectant to get rid of most surface germs. Rubbing alcohol is known as isopropyl alcohol (C 3H 8O); it is one of the more useful of the commercial alcohols, included in hand lotions and many cosmetic items as well as in antifreeze or deicer products. A 70 percent solution has more germicidal properties than does ETHANOL (drinking alcohol), so it is used in many health-care situations, both in households and in medical facilities. It is also used for massages and by athletic trainers to treat skin and muscle groups, hence the term rubbing. It has a drying effect on the skin and causes blood vessels to dilate; its distinctive odor is associated with doctor's offices, since it is used to clean the skin being prepared for an injection. Isopropyl alcohol (or possibly ethyl alcohol) is normally has the name "rubbing alcohol" applied to it. It is alcohol suitable for external use only; it's not safe for consumption. It is packaged with a bit of water, and the alcohol content varies from one manufacturer to another. It's between 70% and 95% alcohol depending who the supplier is. You use it to kill germs on cuts and wounds Safety: Isopropyl is an adequate disinfectant that should, in an area where exceptional contagion is a possibility, be augmented by an antibacterial. It is NOT very effective at all as an antiseptic, eg. it should not be used on open wounds. It's not as effective as iodides or hydrogen peroxide, and it's a lot more painful. Use it to clean things; not wounds. ( Full Answer )
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I would not recommend first using hyrdogen peroxide to loosen up any material that may be in the ear and then sparingly use the rubbing alcohol to kill any outer ear infection and dry out any liquid in the ear (rubbing alcohol evaporates at body temperature). You can use rubbing alcohol in very sma…ll amounts to dry water in your ear. However, it will also leave your ear very dry and itchy. ( Full Answer )
Answer . I'm not really sure how that would do much good, since rubbing alcohol would really only cool the skin and back pains are typically muscular or spinal in nature. You might be better off with heat and massage.
\n. \n NO! NEVER! \n. \n. \nNo! Alcohol that is 'safe' for humans is ethanol. Rubbing alcohol and denatured alcohol are combined with other alcohols such as methanol that are poisonous. No way, not ever. The most common affect is blindness so don't even think about it!
Answer . \nYes. Use sparingly. The alcohol evaporates so no liquid is left behind in the ear canal.
To dry ear canal out. . \nYes, to dry out your ears. Hydrogen peroxide (at the drug store),to remove ear wax..
Answer . It is used as a disinfectant to get rid of most surface germs.
rinsing your mouth with rubbing alcohol . Ech! I don't think I would risk it and why would you want to? Read the label to see if it says 'for external use only'. We don't have it in this country or I would check for you.. Hydrogen Peroxide not rubbing alcohol . Probably not, but I would ask t…he question on Answers.com, then read what it lists. Hydrogen Peroxide is probably what you are thinking of rather than rubbing alcohol. Hydrogen Peroxide can be used to rinse your mouth and rid canker sores, germs, etc. ( Full Answer )
Answer . You need to wait 4-6 weeks if done with a needle by a professional or up to three months if done with a mall gun.
Yes. Rubbing alcohol is known as isopropyl and is one of the ingredientsused in perfume; their are others ingredients of course. I own 1/3of a perfume company and i know what is involved in making perfume(to a certain extent). So go ahead and use isopropyl alcohol it iswhat others use but they just …add a little more to enhance theperformance. Generally for perfumes themost used solvent is the ethyl alcohol.. ( Full Answer )
Answer . That may actually irritate it more since alcohol has a dehydrating effect on skin. Moisturizer or aloe may soothe the skin better, depending on the rash. It's probably best to see a skin doctor if the rash isn't gone in a couple of days or it's spreading.
Isopropyl alcohol and rubbing alcohol are not the same thing. Formost uses, yes you can. This is because: â¢ Rubbing alcohol may contain eitherisopropyl alcohol or ethanol. â¢ Rubbing alcohol is a mixture ofcompounds (type of denatured alcohol) whereas isopropyl alcohol isnot.
Is it okay to use Rubbing Alcohol on your face when pregnant for acne if so what alcohol percentage?
...my main concern is that youre using alcohol on your face for acne. I dont think alcohol should be used as anything but a sanitizing agent. I would recommend using a light skin cream. Remember that during pregnancy, your hormone levels rise dramatically at times. This is what causes acne. Keep you…r face clean, but dont try and remove the pimples with a brillo pad (metaphor). Unfortunately the fumes created by the alcohol arent good for your system, or your unborn child's.. Rubbing alcohol is too harsh for your skin and will dry it out. Acne also can become a problem for very dry skin since it doesn't heal as well. Better to stick to a basic regimen of washing your face frequently with mild soap, and putting aloe vera gel or tea tree oil on the lesions once or twice a day. ( Full Answer )
No. Rubbing alcohol is 70% ethyl alcohol, methylated spirits is closer to 90% so much stronger.
When used rubbing alcohol is a fairly safe cleaning agent. The main problem its effectiveness as a solvent, sometimes it will destroy the item when trying to clean the item. It is not for some surface. Rubbing alcohol should always be used in a well ventilated area. Keep rubbing alcohol away from p…ainted surfaces, shellac, lacquer, and some man made fabrics. ( Full Answer )
No! It is best to use peroxide on a wound and better yet see your vet! It's possible a wound could get infected.
Green rubbing alcohol is used in the same ways that regular rubbingalcohol is used. It is used for first-aid like scrapes and cuts,but generally has additives like menthol oil to smell and feeltingly and minty.
No, as pediatricians, we prefer you NOT use rubbing alcohol - the alcohol can be absorbed into the body via the skin, creating a possibility of alcohol intoxication. The optimum way to cool down a child with a high fever is to put him/her in a warm bath and then turn on the cold spout - apply luke…-warm water to the arm-pits and groin. RBB, MD ( Full Answer )
Rubbing alcohol is completely safe to use on poison ivy. It helps the itch and dries up blisters that may form in extreme cases.
It is not advised to purr rubbing alcohol on genitals. Contact adoctor if they have a injury to figure out how to best treat it.
\nAs long as a responsible adult is distributing isopropanol, it is safe for those of all ages. Of course, keeping it away from the eyes, nose and mouth is important no matter how old the patient is. Remember that rubbing alcohol does tend to burn and is not the funnest thing to have on a fresh cut,… so have some ice cream or a cookie ready for your child. ( Full Answer )
That was practiced in the past, but it is no longer recommended. There are products that are safer to use to help muscles cool down, particularly at sporting events. There are a number of these and you can look them up online or call a massage school in your area to get recommendations for its use.
You can, but it will burn, you are better off to use neosporin, it will heal quicker and does not burn.
Yes, you should use dog ear cleaning wipes or tips. You can find these at your petstore.
Not by itself. First of all, remember not to use ear cleaners to treat an actual infection--your dog needs to see a vet in the case of an actual infection. If you smell an intense yeast odor or if there are signs of a bacterial infection, go see a vet for a stronger-grade cleaner. Here are two… recipes (don't mix/match, and use only one, not both): 1. One part white vinegar + one part rubbing alcohol. 2. 4 ounces rubbing alcohol + 2 Tablespoons boric acid + 1 Tablespoon glycerin. For both recipes, shake well and add to squirt bottle to use. If your dog's ears are quite dirty, use the cleaner once a day for 2-3 days. Otherwise, use 4 times a month or so, and after any time spent swimming. Do not use Q-tips to clean a dog's ears. You can use cotton balls to clean the outer ear, but never put anything into a dog's ear--including your fingers. Human fingers are filthy and can CAUSE an ear infection if injudiciously inserted in the dog's ear. ( Full Answer )
yes to an extent, using it frequently is bad for your skin but i use it when i have breakouts and on really oily parts of my skin (usually my chin) but DO NOT use it frequently or you will have tight dry skin which is very unappealing.
FIFRA (the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act) and a few subsequent modifications give regulatory authority for drugs to the FDA, and regulatory authority for insecticide to the EPA. Skin antiseptics are considered drugs because they kill bacteria on human skin. Alcohol Disinfectant…s are regulated by the EPA because they are used to kill germs on inanimate non-porous surfaces.. The FDA regulates alcohol for use as a skin antiseptic. It's usually sold as an OTC (Over The Counter) drug. If you look on the package label of your rubbing alcohol, it will say at the top: "DRUG FACTS" and give some general information about the product.. The EPA regulates alcolhol for use as a disinfectant for inanimate non-porous surfaces. If you look at the package label of your alcohol-based product, it will tell you how to properly use the product.. Yes, the identical product may be in both containers, but this is one of the few areas of product overlap. So, you purchase the product according to the use you have in mind. In addition to alcohol antiseptics (generally available at the drugstore) and alcohol disinfectants (available online), beauty supply shops sell bottles and gallon jugs of alcohol as "cleansers," which means the product is intended to be used as neither a disnifectant nor an antiseptic. ( Full Answer )
if you are going to give some one a shot if protects you vrom the bugs on your skin. If you have a cut the achohol can protect you from the germs by pretty much killing them.
yes but it will not do much.. If you are wondering wether it will kill bacteria or blood on wood, then i would say most probably not as wood absorbs fluids/bacteria.
No, use warm water only. A solvent will burn or sting. I have used baby wipes on cats ears and it works ok.
Yes, Vicks Vapor Rub is actually recommended by doctors for pregnant women. It is completely safe to use.
It shouldn't but if you smell to much it may cause some problems, try using the the wafting technique so you don't get as much alcohol than you should.
Yes you can put rubbing alcohol on your dog's ear, it doesn't matter if it hurts or not. it is good for the ear and it will get the germs out of the ear and it will clean it.
No No No talk about a bad idea. The fact that water is trapped inside the ear canal is due to impacted ear wax. A quick visit to your local doctor or medical clinic and a quick flush and the wax and the issue are resolved. Never use anything in your ears unless directed to do so by a licensed doctor…. Alcohol in the ear canal can cause permanent damage to the ear drum and respective membranes in the ear responsible for balance and hearing. ( Full Answer )
If you are around 8-9 months pregnant, your water may break and you wouldn't realize it, so swimming whilst pregnant isn't the best idea.
This seems to be one of those situations where the question shouldn't be can you, but should you. I'm sure it is possible to swim in rubbing alcohol but I do not belive it is a good idea.
Personally I Wouldn't rub my self in alcohol. It will just stingalot if you rub it on any open wounds. On the contratry, it wouldbe better if one buy a deodrant from the market. there are lots ofnice smelling deodrants available in the market.
No. Gun safe finishes are usually enamel which would not be hurt by rubbing alcohol. Besides, I think the safe would enjoy the rubdown.
Actually, its really bad for your piercings. It kills healthy cells that help your ears heal. Use natural sea salt and warm water to clean them.
hello im pregnant in 4 months i woke up during the night with apain in my ear i want to know if i can use an ear drop(otisedol)just to can talk to my doctor at morning
Actually, it doesn't. Rubbing alcohol can help your hair lock because it dries out the hair, but; used too much, it can lead to dread thinning and hair loss. Use it maybe once or twice a month to clean the scalp on starter locs, to keep from washing your hair and unraveling.
Rubbing alcohol comes in a few varieties but all can be simply wiped on a surface, or on the skin, to kill bacteria. 70% isopropanol (isopropal alcohol) is the main ingredient in many hand sanitizers, and is sometimes the only ingredient - so save your money and buy a 95 cent bottle of rubbing al…cohol rather than a $6.00 bottle of "hand sanitizer". Rubbing alcohol is also available as 99% isopropanol, and as 95% ethanol (ethyl alcohol). ( Full Answer )
Vodka or Gin Also note : Hydrogen Peroxide, Betadine (Povidone Iodine), Witch Hazel and a myriad of other products exist to help disinfect wounds. The vast majority of which do not burn as badly as Isopropyl Alcohol. If you're looking for something to disinfect objects with or if you cannot purc…hase these other products, then like previously suggested -- Vodka would work well. ( Full Answer )
Rubbing alcohol is normally a 70% solution (in water) of isopropanol, which is slightly poisonous. However, unless you're actually leaving it out for them to drink, it evaporates fairly quickly, and assuming you wipe it afterwards instead of just leaving puddles around, it should be fine.
I wouldn't try it, not only will it sting but also dry out and irritate the skin surrounding your piercing. Be on the safe side and buy a solution, or use a sea salt soak. :)
LOL! no!!!! use hydrogen peroxide or go to the doctor if the infection is INSIDE your ear
yes you can only if parents say you can it is required to ask parents first for safety Answer Yes, rubbing alcohol works well to clean the earring and your skin around it. Make sure that you can smoothly slide the earring to know that you've cleaned it enough.
Yes. Isopropanol is combustable and not to be injested, and can cause serious tissue damage. If you want to get rid of bacteria, rinse instead with peroxide, diluted 1:1 with water.
Do not ever do this as it is dangerous to your ears, just use soapy water or if you must... salty water. Stardoll: angeltatum123 x