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Re: [at-l] Another use for antibacterial soap
- Subject: Re: [at-l] Another use for antibacterial soap
- From: Emily Reith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 15:04:53 -0700 (PDT)
--- ATnavi@aol.com wrote:
> Well, I was chatting with a CDC nurse today, and she
> mentioned how the new
> antibacterial soaps (which require no water) cause a
> lot of dryness when you
> use them for extended periods, like backpacking.
I actually had no dryness problems while using the gel 2-3 times a day
for 6.5 months hiking last year. The stuff I have claims to have aloe
and Vitamin E to prevent dryness, so I don't know if that helped.
YMMV, but I had good luck with the stuff and plan to continue using it.
> More importantly, she mentioned one of her favorite
> uses for the soap is to
> convince ticks to remove themselves from you. Dab a
> glob of soap on the
> embedded tick, and wait 5-10 minutes. It will start
> to suffocate, and will
> remove its head from your skin. Then you can kill
> the bastard. :)
Good to know! I hope to never try it out on myself (knock on wood) but
I want to try it on the dog next time it is my turn to remove the tick.
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