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Touched something in my cleaning supplies, now my fingertip has a white patch.?

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September 19, 2019 / By Chrysanta
Question: I hope this is the right category, I couldn't find a better one for this... Anyway, I put something into a cupboard and took a small packet containing a disposable duster from the cleanser bin, and afterward found that my fingertip had begun to sting and a patch of skin had turned white. It wasn't easy to stop either, took a couple of scrubbings. I can only guess that something in the bin had rubbed onto the packet. I don't keep the bleach in that bin, and the nearest likely bottle contained toilet bowl cleaner. Would that turn skin cells white in a matter of seconds? I've used the stuff of course, but never gotten it on my skin I guess. It's just a little spot, but it was such a quick reaction that I'd really like to know what it could have been so that I could be more cautious with it in the future.
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Avila Avila | 5 days ago
many cleaning supplies are bases, remember back to highschool chemistry class. the opposite of an acid. it's just like the above poster put, its a chemical burn just like a sunburn except it happens real quick and your skin doens't peel off after a few weeks. you'll be fine. if this ever happens again remember to run your fingers under water. The water reacts with base and makes it inert and sort of deactivates it. i'd wash your clothes also because if it got on them when you do the laundry again you may notice small holes everywhere. good luck
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Avila Originally Answered: My penis touched the inside of a public toilet bowl. Can I get an STD from this?
Most likely not but if you notice anything unusual get an appointment with a doctor or your GP. It's highly unlikely though. I have had this happen many times and nothing bad ever came of it. It's just not a particularly hygienic thing to have happen to you.
Avila Originally Answered: My penis touched the inside of a public toilet bowl. Can I get an STD from this?
No. There hasn't been any research to show you can catch a STD. However, hep b can "live" on surfaces for up to two weeks. Trich has a bad reputation of being on the edges of spas, etc., but research hasn't shown any truth to that either. Crabs are a little tricker, since they are like "lice", but you usually need direct contact to something like sheets, etc. Herpes, HIV/AIDS, HPV, gon., syp., ch., and trich haven't been shown to be in the water or in the seat. Hep A has been found in bathrooms, because it can be passed through feces. Giardia is found in bathrooms too, especially baby diapers. -people are saying you can get herpes...it has to be really fast, back to back contact. This is why they say not to try on clothes right after people, because it can be in their jeans as well (don't get clothes right off of the fitting room rack). However, chance is LOW.

Abigale Abigale
The cleaner has forced steam under the floor finish to produce a similar mark to that which you get on polished tables from hot coffee cups. You can't get to the stain to remove it because it isn't a stain, just moisture underneath the floor finish. Any further abrasive cleaning will damage the suface so just leave it alone for a few days and the white patch will vanish as the moisture finally evaporates.
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Stirling Stirling
dont worry about that. when i bleach or dye my hair, it always makes my fingertips turn white patches. you probably touched something with bleach or ammonia. it's nothing bad or unhealthy, it's not a big deal. :)
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Stirling Originally Answered: How to make hair white, and keep it white and healthy?
Overlapping dye onto previously colored hair is what creates dullness and dryness. If you color your hair @ home or salon, let your roots grow out as long as you can stand, so the line of demarcation is easier to spot. Only run color through the lengths for five minutes to refresh the ends. To extend the time between touch-ups, use a gloss and deep -conditioning treatments. They will help smooth cuticles roughed up by daily wear & tear, and the hair will look shinier. ~ Harry Josh, hairstylist of the celebrities. Celebrity wears two-tone hair dye all the time, trying to grow out their dye. Hair products are NOT made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair from getting damaged, or hair loss, or make them grow . . . . they are a trillion dollar business. They also do NOT give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss caused by heat & chemicals - hair's worst enemies. Style meets chemistry meets biology: We're talking hair coloring. Playing with chemicals is not like playing with clothes, or doing a manicure, there are penalties for playing chemicals in the lab. Even hair color experts at the salon are not rocket scientists, they do a bang up dye jobs to their clients or their own hair. Chemicals can enter the body through the skin. > > > Hair dye chemicals linked to cancer London, Feb 20, 2013 I've been saying that since 2009. Hair dyes, which include home hair colouring kits and those used at pricey salons, are linked to deadly cancer-causing chemicals, warn scientists. In 2009 the Mail revealed that women who used hair dyes more than nine times a year had a 60% greater risk of contracting blood cancer. A year later the European Commission banned 22 hair dyes which put long-term users at risk of bladder cancer. < < < <
 Google: Teen 'feared she would die' after reaction to hair dye The allergic reaction was caused by a well-known brand of semi-permanent hair dye Chloe used to turn her hair black for a Hallowe’en party. . . . . called for beauty bosses to ban hair dye chemical PPD (para-phenylenediamine) from the shelves. 11-04-11 The chemical is not new and is present in a number of brands of dark hair colours, acting to help adhere the dye to the hair so that it doesn't wash out. It’s made from coal tar and is used in both permanent and semi-permanent hair colours. It’s well-known to be a cause of serious allergic reactions -- including something called contact dermatitis which can lead to rashes, blisters, and open sores. PPD is sometimes added to black henna tattoos and that using them is not safe. Allergic reactions usually begin within two to 10 days following application. One bad reaction can lead to sensitivities to other products such as hair dye, sunblock and some types of clothing dyes. Oftentimes, it's using the product a second or third time. Google: A 38-year old mother left in a coma after using hair dye. SHE DYED HER HAIR MANY TIMES BEFORE, USING THE SAME BRAND. The British woman who went into coma after a reaction to hair dye has died after a year. Updated 11-25-12. The woman suffered a heart failure, struggled for breath and became unconsciousness. Her family blamed paraphenylenediamine, a chemical found in hair colour. Her family has now called for paraphenylenediamine to be banned from home dye kits. In 2000, a 38-year-old Indian-origin woman from Birmingham, Narinder Devi, died after an allergic reaction to hair dye. Permanent black hair dye is linked to causing leukemia and lymphomas. Google search: Salon hair dye horror stories. About 305,000 results (0.20 seconds) OR Google Salon Hair Dye Lawsuits. About 336,000 results (0.17 seconds) Dec. 2011 When it comes to hair care treatments, product use or visits to a salon or spa, the consumer must take responsibility to do their homework and be aware of all the risks involved. Google: January Jones: "My Hair Is Falling Out In Clumps" 1-28-13 To quote Joni Mitchell, "you don't know what you got till your thick hair is gone.
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